Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Buffalo Beans

February 3, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | 2 Comments
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Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Buffalo Beans WEDNESDAY

This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is Buffalo Beans. I can just taste and smell the aroma of this dish! Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Wild Idea Ground Buffalo, Olive Oil, Onions, Spices, Roasted and Chopped Green Chilies, Maple Syrup, a cup of Strong Coffee, Beans, Green Onions, Shredded Cheddar Cheese and more! Oh these Wild Idea Buffalo Recipes just keep coming! You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wide Idea Buffalo website. You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021!

Recently, a customer (thank you Suzanne) sent me a recipe for cowboy beans. It was a recipe that I was very familiar with as a kid – which we called “Hamburger Beans”. It was often dinner, or served as a side dish during outdoor cookouts. I took her suggestions, along with notes from my mother’s recipe from years back and came up with Buffalo Beans. It’s good-ole-fashioned, stick to your ribs food. A good hunger remover after a big day. Approved by Wild Idea’s Harvest Crew!


1 – pound Ground Buffalo
2 – tablespoons olive oil
2 – onions, chopped
4 – cloves garlic, chopped
2 – teaspoons salt
1 – teaspoon black pepper
1 – tablespoon cumin
2 – teaspoons coriander
2 – teaspoons chili powder
1 – teaspoon oregano
½ – teaspoon smoked paprika
1 – 8 ounce can roasted and chopped green chilies
1 – cup ketchup
¼ – cup mustard
½ – cup maple syrup
½ – cup strong coffee
2 – cans beans, rinsed
Green onions or shredded cheddar cheese


1 – In a heavy pot over medium high heat, heat oil and crumble in ground buffalo meat and add the onions, garlic and dry seasonings. Push the meat around in the pan breaking up the meat pieces and incorporating the spices. Cook until the meat is browned, about 10 minutes.
2 – Add the remaining ingredients and stir to incorporate. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to low and simmer until desired consistency is reached.
3 – Garnish the beans with green onions or cheddar cheese and accompany with corn bread.



Wild Idea Ground Buffalo is a “must have” for countless healthy, meaty meals. We grind our finest roasts and steaks to bring you the most delicious ground buffalo on the planet. User friendly and very versatile, our 100% grass-fed, ground buffalo meat is packed with protein and naturally low in fat and calories. Did we mention it’s delicious? Average 95% lean. Available in a 1 lb. package.


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  1. The coffee is interesting here! My mom had a similar recipe, fewer spices, and she always added peas. Called it hobo beans.

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