Ways to Cook: In my kitchen I try to have bison as often as I can when I'm having some type of meat...and why wouldn't I considering the data you've just read??? Bison is a great substitute for beef and can be used somewhat interchangeably in most recipes. However there are some things you should know first. Cook the meat 'low and slow'. Buffalo has a lower fat content so the meat is much less insulated in it's cooking process and will cook much faster. Try using lower temperatures and be VERY careful not to overcook it. If you plan on using the same cooking temperature and time as you would for beef you will have a tough piece of meat...it might as well be a buffalo chip aka buffalo dung aka buffalo poop aka buffalo droppings. Make sure not to let the meat dry out by letting it sit in the air for too long before cooking as this will also make the cook time faster and give you a less than desirable finished product. I love using ground buffalo for tacos and in tomato sauces. If I'm craving a steak or something of that nature I like to marinate a bison steak in some olive oil, pepper, garlic and rosemary...grill that baby up and you are well on your way to a great meal:)
Click here to watch me cook up a delicious Bison NY Strip Steak on 'Wisconsin Foodie'!!!