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Bison meat is known for its lean, rich flavor, making it an excellent choice for stews. Below is a hearty bison stew recipe that you can try. This recipe takes into consideration the lean nature of bison meat, as well as some gourmet touches that make it stand out.
Preparation: Start by cutting all your vegetables and measuring your ingredients. It's easier to have everything ready before you start cooking.
Brown the Bison: In a large Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Brown the bison meat in batches to avoid overcrowding the pot. Remove the browned meat and set it aside.
Cook Vegetables: In the same pot, sauté the onions and garlic until translucent. Add carrots and celery and cook for another 5 minutes.
Deglaze: Pour in a small amount of the red wine to deglaze the pot, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom.
Add Ingredients: Add the browned bison meat back into the pot along with the potatoes and mushrooms.
Liquids and Seasonings: Add the remaining red wine, beef or bison bone broth, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and Worcestershire sauce. Stir in salt, pepper, paprika, thyme, rosemary, and bay leaves.
Simmer: Cover the pot and let it simmer on low heat for about 2-3 hours. This long cooking time will help tenderize the bison meat and meld the flavors.
Check and Adjust: Taste the stew and adjust the seasonings if necessary.
Garnish and Serve: Remove bay leaves, garnish with fresh parsley if using, and serve hot.
Wine Substitution: If you're not a fan of cooking with wine, you can substitute it with additional beef or bison bone broth, but the wine adds a rich depth of flavor that's hard to replicate.
Slow Cooker Adaptation: If you prefer to use a slow cooker, brown the meat and sauté the vegetables as described, then transfer all ingredients to the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-7 hours.
Storage: Leftover stew can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 3 months.
Bone Broth: Consider using homemade bison bone broth for an extra layer of flavor and nutrients.
If you're into new technologies, you might want to explore using a sous-vide method to pre-cook the bison at a low temperature before adding it to the stew. This could help in retaining the juices and making the meat even more tender.
Enjoy your gourmet bison stew!
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We often get asked how to cook bison sausage. Well, it's pretty easy. Just follow the steps below to cook your sausage perfectly. It's a foolproof technique that one of our farmers' market customers shared with us, and we've used it ever since.
How do you cook an amazing bison sausage? Well, that's easy.
Now enjoy! These sausage are great on a crusty roll with mustard or can be eaten plain to enjoy the bold flavor.
Buck Wild Bison is the #1 bison meat you can buy, so order some Buck Wild Bison today!
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May 18, 2021
Whether you’re in the mood for a cozy, comforting meal for a chilly day or something memorable to serve at a summer barbecue, you can’t go wrong with bison brisket. Healthy and flavorful, this meat is perfect for everyday meals and special occasions alike.
Want to know the best way to cook a brisket? Read on for helpful tips and one of our favorite brisket recipes!
For many, beef brisket is a barbecue staple; however, it can be fatty and lack flavor, especially if you don’t cook it right. Bison brisket, on the other hand, is much leaner, more flavorful, and can be cooked in half the time!
Brisket comes from the breast and front shoulder area of the bison. Because this muscle is constantly moving as the bison walks, runs, and grazes, it is slightly tougher than other cuts that don’t get as much exercise, such as a ribeye. However, when cooked properly, bison brisket can be deliciously tender. The secret? Slow and steady wins the race. Let it cook slowly in a crockpot, Dutch oven, or your smoker and adjust your time based on your preferred level of tenderness.
Bison brisket can be difficult to cook if you’re not accustomed to it. That’s why it’s important to follow a recipe that will ensure you maximize the meat’s natural flavors.
Check out the recipe below for a classic bison brisket that’s sure to please everyone at your table:
Set your slow cooker to 425 degrees Fahrenheit or the high setting. Place the bacon in the slow cooker and cook until its translucent and grease forms. When the bacon is fully cooked, push it to the side of the slow cooker – if any is under the brisket, it won’t sear properly. If you don’t have enough room, remove the bacon and put it back in after the brisket sears. You can also sear the brisket in a frying pan with bacon fat or lard, then transfer it to the slow cooker.
Season both sides of the brisket with salt and pepper. Place the brisket in the slow cooker and sear on both sides. Then, reduce the heat to 275 degrees Fahrenheit or the low setting. Cook the brisket on low for nine to 10 hours or until the meat is tender. Serve the meat in shallow bowls and garnish with fresh parsley.
Need ideas for side dishes to go with your bison brisket? Mashed or baked potatoes are always a great choice. You can also roast red potatoes in the oven with various spices. Cut them into two-inch pieces and drizzle them with a little oil to help the seasonings stick. A mixture of salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and rosemary will give them a delicious flavor that compliments the brisket. Then, add your favorite vegetables like corn on the cob or a mix of roasted carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, and yellow squash for a healthy, hearty meal that’s perfect for any occasion!
Looking for the best bison brisket for your upcoming barbecue or family dinner? Buck Wild Bison has everything you need. We bring bison meat directly to your door – no searching the meat section at the grocery store or waiting in long checkout lines. Just delicious, high-quality meat, ready to be enjoyed.
April 26, 2021
Meatballs are a staple in various dishes, and many cultures have their own form of this delicious food, from Greek kofta to Spanish albondigas. At Buck Wild Bison, we love meatballs – and we’ve got the perfect recipe for them too. The best part? Our bison meatballs don’t require a lot of prep work, making them a fast, easy, and tasty choice for any night of the week.
You might be used to using ground beef or veal in your meatballs, but bison meat is an excellent replacement. Like beef, it tastes delicious in a variety of recipes and with many sauces. It also cooks quickly and has a hearty, beef-like flavor and texture. More importantly, bison meat contains less fat, fewer calories, and more protein than beef. So, whether you're trying to eat healthier or simply looking to put a unique spin on classic meatballs, you can’t go wrong with bison meat.
Ready to enjoy simple yet delicious ground bison meatballs for all of your cooking needs? Follow our bison meatball recipe to get started:
The best part about our easy meatballs recipe is that you can adjust your seasonings as you see fit! If you need some inspiration, it helps to consider what side dishes you’ll be serving to ensure the flavors will go well together.
For Italian meatballs, season your bison meat with garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. If you prefer simple peppered meatballs, sprinkle your meat with pepper and a little salt.
Most people imagine spaghetti and marinara sauce when they think of meatballs; however, there’s so much more you can do with this delicious recipe! Here are just a few of our favorite ideas:
Serve meatballs on an open face sub sandwich (if possible, toast the bread before serving), topped with tangy marinara sauce and melted mozzarella. Serve with chips, coleslaw, or a salad.
Cook the meatballs as described. While they’re roasting, make an Italian soup with chopped vegetables, tomato sauce, chicken broth, Italian seasoning, and the pasta of your choice. Simmer the soup until the vegetables soften. Toward the end of the simmering process, put the meatballs in the pot. Serve with parsley and shredded parmesan sprinkled on top.
While your meatballs are roasting, prepare a side of mashed potatoes. We recommend combining your mashed potatoes with butter, salt, milk, and sour cream. Make your favorite gravy recipe (or gravy from a packet if you're short on time) and voilà! Serve your meatballs on top of the mashed potatoes, then drizzle with gravy.
This is a delicious (and simple!) side dish that you can serve when friends come over to grill. All you have to do is cook your meatballs as described, then baste with barbecue sauce for added flavor. Serve with potato salad, french fries, and burgers or brats.
Need high-quality bison meat for your baked bison meatballs? Shop Buck Wild Bison and get delicious ground bison delivered right to your door. For more information about our bison products (or to share your favorite recipes with our team), contact us today!