Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – BUFFALO PICADILLO

March 17, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is a BUFFALO PICADILLO. Add a little Cuban flare to your Buffalo with this week’s recipe! It’s made using Wild Idea Ground Buffalo. And it’s loaded with Spices and served with Butternut Squash Spirals. 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! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

This recipe makes eating well super easy. A favorite Cuban and Spanish “comfort food” dish, that has many variations. I tried a couple, with a hybrid of the two in mind, which is exactly where I landed. Traditionally served with rice, but served on butternut squash spirals it is phenomenal! Adjust spices to your liking – but you are going to love this dish!

Ingredients: (serves 6)

1 – pound Wild Idea Ground Buffalo
2 – tablespoons olive oil
1 – onion, chopped
1 – tablespoon ground cumin
1 – teaspoon oregano
½ – teaspoon cardamom
¼ – teaspoon paprika
¼ – teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ – teaspoon allspice
½ – teaspoon cinnamon
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – teaspoon pepper
1 – green bell pepper, chopped
5 – garlic cloves, chopped
1 – cup of white wine
2 – cups crushed tomatoes
2 – bay leaves
1 – cup of stuffed Spanish olives, cut in half
1 – cup of raisins
chopped cilantro
butternut squash spirals


1 – In a sauté pan over medium high heat, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Add the onions and all of the dried spices. Stir to incorporate and sauté for about 5 minutes.
2 – Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and crumble in the ground buffalo. Using a spoon, break up the meat a bit more as it cooks. Cook for 5 minutes before adding the peppers (reserving ¼ of the chopped peppers to add later) and the garlic and stir to incorporate. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until meat is nicely browned.
3 – Add the wine, crushed tomatoes and bay leaves and stir to incorporate. Bring to full heat.
4 – Add the olives and the raisins, and stir to incorporate. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
5 – Remove cover and add remaining chopped bell peppers. Stir to incorporate and cook for 5 minutes.
6 – Serve over sautéed butternut squash spirals and garnish with chopped cilantro.
Note: I reserve some of the peppers, adding them toward the end, for texture and color, but it isn’t necessary.


Our 95% lean ground buffalo comes from steaks, chuck and round. An exceptional healthy, versatile and staple for an improved American diet. Grill-ready, or use in sauces, chili, soups, tacos or other ground meat dishes. This fantastic-tasting value pack will see you through weekday dinners and grill get-togethers.

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