Bison (also called buffalo) meat is similar to beef and is cooked in much the same way. The taste is often indistinguishable from beef, although bison tends to have a fuller, richer (often referred to as sweeter) flavor. Cut bison meat tends to be darker red than beef. It does not taste "gamey" or wild. Nutrient dense, bison is very low in fat and cholesterol, and is high in protein, vitamins and minerals.
The leanness insures that bison meat will cook faster. The reason being, fat acts as an insulator and heat must first penetrate this insulation before the cooking process begins. Marbling (fat with muscle) aids in slowing down the cooking process. Since buffalo meat lacks marbling, the meat will cook more rapidly. Caution must be taken to insure that you DO NOT OVERCOOK bison....overcooking bison meat will give you a "tough as shoe leather" result!
It’s important to know what you’re eating. And it’s even more important to make a conscious decision when deciding what to eat.
The food we consume over the course of a day creates the experiences we have in that day. Your days may be full of energy and clear thoughts, happiness and gratitude, productivity and advancement, or they can be the complete opposite. Sluggishness, sadness, foggy thoughts ... basically a bad day. (The Body Book, by Cameron Diaz)
Bison meat CAN be the only red meat that you cook with. Substitute for beef in any of your favorite recipes, like spaghetti, chili, tacos, oven roasted meatballs, etc. They will all have a flavor that is rich in taste and low in fat.
It is important to us to keep the price of bison affordable, therefore we do not have a store front. In order to keep our pricing low, we would prefer to have you contact us directly, and we will deliver to you. Whether you would like to stock your freezer or order one pound of bison burger, we appreciate your business. Starting in March, we look forward to offering our bison products at the Great Basin Coop in Reno. We will also have a booth at our normal spot at the Carson City Farmers Market starting in June.
Since bison is lower in fat than other red meats, it is easier to overcook. Expect a buffalo steak to cook one-third faster than a beef steak.
Bison meat is not only delicious, it is healthy, environmentally friendly and can be purchased from a local producer.
Buffalo is naturally flavorful and tender and can be used in any red-meat recipe. It is lower in fat and cholesterol than beef, chicken and even salmon.
Bison Ranchers are committed to raising their animals naturally. U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations do NOT allow bison to be raised using growth hormones.