Tags: Badlands National Park, Bison, Black pepper, Buffalo Gap National Grassland, Canola, Great Plains, South Dakota, Steak
Today’s Menu: Bison Top Sirloin Steak and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Baked Potato, Sugar Snap Peas, Whole Grain Bread
A couple of weeks ago I ordered some Bison Steaks, Burger Patties, and Ground Bison from Wild Idea Buffalo. I received it shortly afterward so I’ve been anxious to have one of the Steaks. So for dinner tonight I broke out the Buffalo, I prepared Bison Top Sirloin Steak and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Baked Potato, Sugar Snap Peas, and Whole Grain Bread! I’ve tried a few brands of Buffalo Meat and my favorite is Wild Idea Buffalo.
I’ve got some Petite Top Sirloin Steaks and also the bigger cut of Top Sirloin, I went with the larger cut for dinner. To season these all you need is McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. I pan fried it in Canola Oil about 4 minutes per side to medium rare. And what a fantastic taste these have, none other can come close! If I had a Bucket List and best Bison To Sirloin Steak ever was on it, I could scratch that one off my list! The steak came out perfect and the taste was just the best. Wild Idea’s Buffalo has almost a sweet taste to it and just cooks up perfect. The steak sliced up very easily and was so tender. Whenever I order Bison it will be Wild Idea Buffalo! I served it topped with Sauteed Baby Bella Mushrooms.
For side dishes I had a Baked Potato topped with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I also had Walmart Market Side Sugar Snap Peas and Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Frozen Greek Yogurt 100 Calorie Cup/Vanilla and Chocolate Swirl.
The Original Wild Idea
Preserving land for wild things has been the focus of Dan O’Brien’s life. Bringing buffalo back to their native homeland on the Great Plains has been at the center of his preservation efforts. In 1997, to help keep his small ranch going and to offer an alternative to the industrialized food system, he started a meat company called Wild Idea Buffalo. The idea was simple: supply delicious, healthy, 100% grass-fed meat to consumers interested in sustainability. The wild idea continues today because of Americans like you who care about the food you eat and the world we share.
Not Just Any Ranch
Grassland restoration is at the core of the Wild Idea Buffalo Ranch. Our land and animal management practices are as close to nature’s intentions as possible. By caring for the land and giving the buffalo room to roam, the prairie is nurtured back to health. Grasses, forbs, and flowers flourish, providing a sustainable eco-system for all creatures great and small. Dan’s vision of large sweeping landscapes with roaming buffalo herds continues to grow and Wild Idea Buffalo Company is now affiliated with other like mind ranchers, including Native American ranchers and Nature Conservancy herds, positively impacting over 150,000 acres of grasslands.
The Middle of Nowhere
The Wild Idea ranch is located on the Cheyenne River in South Dakota between the Black Hills and the Badlands National Park. Our 28,000 acre ranch winds along the river and borders the Pine Ridge Reservation and the Buffalo Gap National Grassland. We invite you to the ranch, to see the revitalized bison herds, and to join us at our table.
Lower in calories, fat, and cholesterol than chicken or fish.
40% more protein than beef.
Nutrient-dense, flavor rich, outrageously lean, and high in antioxidant Omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin E.
100% native grass fed – delivering 3.5x more omega-3 fatty acids than grain-fed bison.
Red Meat That’s Good for You!
Tags: Barbecue, Beef, California, Cattle feeding, Food, Meat, Red meat, South Dakota, United States, United States Department of Agriculture
For all you Bison Lovers out there I thought I would pass along some info on the Dakota Buffalo Company. They have a terrific selection of Bison Meat and reasonable shipping. Check out their site I left the link below.
Dakota Buffalo Company
We love the great outdoors and when we aren’t personally packing your shipments or answering your calls and questions about buffalo meat, you’ll find us hiking, biking, running, RVing, golfing, camping, hunting and enjoying the good life. Dakota Buffalo Company, LLC is a family owned and operated business, with each of us devoted to living a healthy lifestyle with a diet that isn’t deprived of red meat.
Rarely is something that tastes so good actually good for you. Buffalo meat is the perfect way to enjoy all the advantages of beef without the guilty negatives. Buffalo meat is America’s healthy red meat — the one your taste buds can enjoy and allow your brain and body to feel good about it!
Unlike other so-called exotic meats, buffalo does not have that “gamey” taste. Rather, it has a full, rich, juicy flavor that is often characterized as sweet despite its low fat content. Many people characterize the flavor as like the best grass-fed beef they have ever tasted, but appreciate that buffalo meat is a healthier choice.
Buffalo meat is naturally 85-90% lean and is lower in calories, fat and cholesterol than skinless chicken, pork, beef or salmon
Buffalo has only 245 calories and 4.2 grams of fat per 6 oz. serving
Buffalo meat meets the American Heart Association certification requirements. It is also included on most acceptable meat lists for those who have cholesterol challenges (ask your doctor), and is one of the low fat meats recommended by the USDA as part of a balanced and nutritious diet
Buffalo meat is high in protein and iron, low in sodium and cholesterol
Buffalo meat is naturally gluten-free and MSG-free (Whole cut meat only, such as steaks, roasts, ribs and burgers. Processed meats such as jerky, hot dogs, brats, etc. may have trace detectable amounts.)
BUFFALO VS. BEEF
Buffalo meat is much healthier than beef. It fits right in with a healthy, active lifestyle and because it has less fat than beef, is better at helping you control a healthy weight.
Depending on the cut, buffalo is…
60-80% lower in fat with up to half the calories of beef
Higher in protein, vitamin B and iron, and lower in cholesterol
Sweeter and juicier, with a fresh, non-greasy taste
Much more tender with a deeper red color and less marbling
Faster to cook (due to lower fat), and should be cooked at a lower temperature
More meat per ounce after cooking, as it doesn’t shrink as much as beef does