Reviving an Old American Staple – Bison

Bison, also often known as “American Buffalo,” is a wonderful meat that is protein rich and more healthful than poultry (see chart below).  Once endangered, there are now over 400,000 bison in America and its meat become increasingly available to the local consumer.  More and more specialty grocers and local butchers carry it or can special-order for customers, and there are many ranches that also have online stores.

Though bison can generally be substituted for beef in most recipes, due to its low fat content, bison doesn’t marble and will cook faster much faster.  Reducing your heat will solve the problem.  

For more information and to find suppliers in your area, visit The National Bison Association.

 

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