Buffalo meat cooks a lot faster than your normal burger. Your first few times I would suggest checking every couple of mins. May want to even consider cooking them on a raised grill (not sure of the name but many grills have that upper level that is further from the heat.)
As for thawing I just let it sit out and thaw the old fashioned way.
Speaking of grilling: Is it better to use high heat to sear them & keep a warmer middle or use low heat & cook them a little longer. Normally I like an internal temp. of 145°. -- In God we trust; all others bring data!
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It pretty much comes down to preference. Low and slow will give you a more tender burger throughout, while doing a sear first will give you more of a well-done crust/char on the outside, but be less tender.
Speaking of grilling: Is it better to use high heat to sear them & keep a warmer middle or use low heat & cook them a little longer. Normally I like an internal temp. of 145°.
I personally prefer the higher heat. Really it depends on how thick the burger is. If it is thin, then you might be better off not searing them because it will cook fast. I would probably put the thin burger on the top rack and cook it. If you have a thick burger then I would sear each side and then maybe leave it on the top grill until the inside is how you like it. Some of this depends upon how much 'black' or char you like or want on your burger.
But when cooking something new like this, a lot of times it comes down to just experimenting. Plus different grills cook differently. The first time I would cook it (heat-wise) like you would your normal burgers. Just remembering that it will cook faster. Then see how it is. You may want to just cook one burger first to see how it goes before putting additional burgers on the grill. With as fast as then can cook it really wouldn't add too much time to your cooking and it is better to possibly ruin one burger than a whole batch.
All in all, I don't think it taste much different than a regular burger. So you are probably fine dressing it how you like your normal burgers. I personally like mine with american cheese, topped by some bleu cheese dressing and some french fried onions. -- Cry "Havoc!" and let slip the dogs of war