8oz Buffalo Top Sirloin Steak w/ Roasted Asparagus and Baked Potato

October 13, 2019 at 6:40 PM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: 8oz. Buffalo Top Sirloin Steak w/ Roasted Asparagus and Baked Potato

 

 

 

For Breakfast I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin and topped it with some Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Another chilly morning out there, 35 degrees! For the day it was Sunny and a high of 67 but the wind made it feel a lot cooler. After Breakfast I went to Kroger for Mom for a few items and then stopped and picked up Breakfast for her at McDonald’s. She went on to Church a bit later. Did a load of laundry and then grabbed the rake, leaf blower, and the cart out of the shed and raked leaves. Had everything done by Lunch and settled in the easy chair for an afternoon of some NFL Football. For Dinner tonight I prepared an 8oz. Buffalo Top Sirloin Steak w/ Roasted Asparagus and Baked Potato.

 

 

A while back I purchased 6 Wild Idea Buffalo Steaks, one of them being a Top Sirloin Steak 8oz. that I’m having tonight.  To prepare it; I rubbed the Steak with a 1/2 teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Then seasoned it with McCormick’s Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. As the Steak rested I preheated the oven on 400 degrees and heated up a small Cast Iron Skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was heated I added my Buffalo Sirloin, I cooked it 1 1/2 minutes per side. Then moved the skillet to the oven and cooked it another 4 minutes to a beautiful Medium Rare! The Wild Idea Buffalo Steaks are just incredible. So tender and juicy and the best flavor of any Steak, Beef or Buffalo, I’ve ever had.

 

 

 

For one side I prepared Roasted Asparagus. To prepare the Asparagus I just needed Extra Light  Olive Oil, McCormick Garlic Salt, McCormick Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Rinse cleaned the Asparagus and cut the tough ends off of the Asparagus before Seasoning. Laid the Asparagus Spears out in a single layer on a foil lined baking sheet baking sheet. Placed the pan in oven and cook for approximately 8 minutes. Topped it with a sprinkle of Kraft Reduced Fat Parmesan Cheese before serving.

 

 

 

 

For another side I had a baked Russet Potato. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Perfect side for any Steak Dinner! Always an excellent Dinner when having any of the Wild Idea Buffalo Products! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Wild Idea Buffalo – Top Sirloin Steak 8oz.

Famous for their flavor, these juicy steaks are perfect for the grill.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/steaks/products/8-oz

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Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – SOUTHWEST BUFFALO BURGER

October 9, 2019 at 6:03 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | 1 Comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is a SOUTHWEST BUFFALO BURGER. Made using the always delicious and always fresh Wild Idea Premium Ground Buffalo. Below is a recipe for the SOUTHWEST BUFFALO BURGER and also included is the recipes for the Pico de Gallo and Jalapeno infused Hollandaise. Then at the end of the post info on the Wild Idea Premium Ground Buffalo along with the web link. You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious recipes and purchase any of the Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo web site. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

SOUTHWEST BUFFALO BURGER
This fantastic burger was the winner and favorite in our buffalo burger cook off! This simple recipe makes one fantastic burger. (Makes 3 to 4 burgers or 8 to 10 sliders)

Ingredients:

1 Wild Idea 1 lb. Premium Ground Buffalo
1 Tb. olive oil +
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 cup pepper jack cheese, small cubes
½ cup (2) green chili’s, roasted, peeled coarse chopped
Pico de Gallo
Jalapeno Hollandaise
Buns of choice

Preparation:

1.) Mix meat, olive oil, spices, cheese and chili’s together in bowl with hands and portion into desired patty size.
2.) Refrigerate for ½ hour to assist with binding.
3.) Preheat clean grill to 500*+.
4.) Brush burgers with a little extra olive oil and place burgers on hot grill, grilling 2 minutes each side. Keep grill lid closed.
5.) Brush with olive oil and grill ½ minute each side to give burger a bit of a crust.

Serve on buns and top with Pico de Gallo and Jalapeno Hollandaise! Accompany with *Tequila, Lime Buffalo Chips. *Recipe included with purchase.

Pico de Gallo (makes 2 cups)

Ingredients:

1¼ cup finely diced cherry tomatoes
½ cup finely diced onion, white, red or green
¼ cup finely chopped cilantro
1 Tb. sugar
¼ tsp. cardamom
½ tsp. each: coriander, cumin, salt & pepper

Juice of 1 – Lime

*optional: pinch of cayenne

Toss all ingredients together. Season to taste.

Jalapeno infused Hollandaise

Ingredients:

2 organic eggs, yolks only
½ teaspoon coarse mustard
½ teaspoon garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons lemon juice
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 Jalapeno, roasted, peeled and seeded
1 stick salted organic butter, melted

1.) Place all ingredients in blender and puree.
2.) With blender going, slowly add melted butter. Blend until mixture becomes thick.

Place leftover hollandaise in container and store in refrigerator for up to 5 days. Use as a spread on sandwiches or as a dip for crudités.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/54920001-southwest-buffalo-burger

 

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo – PREMIUM GROUND BUFFALO 1 LB.

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 minaturally low in fat and calories. Did we mention it’s delicious? Average 95% lean.
1 lb. package.

https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/premium-ground-bison-burgers/products/1-lb-ground-buffalo

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Enchilada Pie

October 2, 2019 at 6:03 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 Enchilada Pie. This recipe is made using Wild Idea Ground Buffalo, Jill’s Mexican Seasonings, Green Onions, White Corn Tortillas, Shredded Mexican Blend Cheese, and Chili Verde Sauce ( (*recipe below or pre-made sauce). You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo and Jill’s Mexican Seasonings along with all of the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

Enchilada Pie (serves 8)
Layers of homemade green chili sauce, seasoned ground buffalo and cheese – what’s not to love… Great addition to tailgate parties too!

Ingredients:

1 – pound Wild Idea Ground Buffalo
1 – tablespoon olive oil
½ – pkg. Jill’s Mexican Seasonings (or other Mexican seasonings)
4 – green onions, chopped
8 – white corn tortillas, chopped
16 – ounces shredded Mexican Blend Cheese
3 – cups Chili Verde Sauce (*recipe below or pre-made sauce)

Preparation:

1 – In a sauté pan over medium high heat add oil and crumble in ground buffalo meat.
2 – Add Mexican seasonings and green onions and stir in to incorporate. Break up the meat with a spatula as you stir and continue to brown the meat.
3 – Remove meat from heat and cover.
4 – Lightly oil into a deep-dish pie pan.
5 – Pour ½ cup of the chili verde sauce into the pie pan.
6 – Layer the pie-pan with a third of the tortillas, followed by half of the meat, then 6 ounces of the cheese and one cup of the chili verde sauce.
7 – Repeat the above step and top with the last third of tortillas and last half cup of chili verde sauce.
8 – Cover with foil and bake at 375° for 30 minutes.
9 – Remove foil and top with remaining 4 ounces of cheese and continue to bake until cheese is melted.
10 – Remove the enchilada pie from the oven and serve
11 – Serve with additional chili verde sauce or pico de gallo. Note: If making ahead of time and refrigerating for baking later increase cooking time by 10 minutes.

Chili Verde Sauce
Ingredients:

10 – Tomatillos, husk removed and washed
1 – cup water
4 – green chilies, roasted, peeled and seeded
½ – cup packed cilantro leaves
1 – teaspoon each: cumin, coriander, and salt
Juice of 2 limes (1/2 cup)

1 – Place tomatillos and water in saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes, until Tomatillos are tender.
2 – Place tomatillos and water in blender with all other ingredients.
3 – Blend until well incorporated.
4 – Return to saucepan and let simmer until desired thickness is achieved.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/meat-pies-oh-my

Grilled Buffalo Cheese Burger and Fries

October 1, 2019 at 6:42 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's, Boar's Head, Wild Idea Buffalo | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Grilled Cheese Buffalo Burger and Fries

 

 

To start the day off I prepared a packet of the Pioneer Peppered White Gravy, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. It’s another record setting temperature day out there! 97 degrees and mostly sunny, even a bit more humid. Along with heat is a super high mold and pollen count. I’ve had one bad headache all day. So I spent most of the day resting. For Dinner tonight I fired up the grill! It’s a Grilled Buffalo Cheese Burger and Fries tonight. I grilled Mom a couple of Blue Grass Bratwursts. I had to wear one of those white surgical masks while outside because of my allergies.

 

 

For the Buffalo Burger I used my favorite, the Wild Idea Buffalo 1/3-Lb Buffalo Burgers as usual. Their meaty, juicy and just flat out delicious! I had the Burger in the freezer so I laid in the fridge overnight to thaw. Used a Paper Towel and rubbed it in some Extra Light Olive Oil. Then rubbed the Grill Grate down with it. Then fired up the Grill! Seasoned my Burger with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. With the Grill heated I started grilling. I grilled the Buffalo Burger and Brat and Mett for Mom. I grilled the Burger about 3 minutes and flipped it over. After 2 minutes I added a slice of Boar’s Head Yellow Vermont Cheddar and cooked it another 1 minute and done! Served the Burger on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Hamburger Bun. The Burger was juicy and delicious, as all the Wild Idea Burgers are. Just love a good Burger, Buffalo Burger! Plus that added flavor by grilling it. Mom’s Grilled Brats turned out great also!

 

To go with my Burger I prepared some Ore Ida Golden Crinkle Cut French Fries. Like all the Ore Ida Products, they are easy to prepare and delicious. I just baked them for 19 minutes and done! Served them with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo 1/3-Lb Buffalo Burgers

Prepare for a whole new level of burger. Conveniently pre-made into one-third pound patties that are ever so grillable. Dinner ready. Each pack is 1 pound with 3 – 1/3 Lb patties.
http://buy.wildideabuffalo.com/collections/a-la-carte/products/3-1-3-lb-ready-made-buffalo-burgers-1-lb-pack

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boar’s Head Vermont Cheddar Cheese

Crafted in the Green Mountain state with whole milk sourced from regional family dairy farms, this classic cheese has a mild flavor and creamy texture. Vermont Cheddar skewered with seedless grapes and Boar’s Head Ovengold Turkey makes an elegant kabob-style appetizer.

BBQ Pulled Buffalo Chuck Roast Sandwich w/ Baked Crinkle Fries

September 28, 2019 at 6:31 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: BBQ Pulled Buffalo Chuck Roast Sandwich w/ Baked Crinkle Fries

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin. Next I heated up a al fresco Country Style Chicken Sausage. Topped that with a 1/2 slice of Kraft Deli Style Sharp Cheese. Served it all on the English Muffin, love those Breakfast Sandwiches! I also made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Partly cloudy and 95 degrees out! I thought Fall was almost here! For the date it was a record high around here yesterday and today. More hot weather on the way. Did some yard work early before it was too hot. Then settled in for an afternoon and evening of College Football! So for Dinner tonight I prepared a BBQ Pulled Buffalo Chuck Roast Sandwich w/ Baked Crinkle Fries.

 

I’m using the Wild Idea Buffalo Pulled Chuck Roast. This is so tender and incredibly flavorful. It comes already cooked and seasoned, so just heat and serve! It’s Seasoned with, Organic Apple Cider, Organic Lime Juice, Onion Powder, Cumin, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Chili Powder, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Oregano, Cayenne Pepper. And that’s why it’s so flavorful! Delicious Pulled Buffalo that you just heat and serve.

 

 

 

 

I used a small sauce pan that I sprayed with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray. Added the Buffalo and heated it on medium low until heated through. I served it on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Hamburger Bun and topped it with some Jack Daniel’s Honey Smokehouse BBQ Sauce. What a sandwich, just incredible flavor! The Wild Idea Buffalo Pulled Buffalo Chuck Roast is so flavorful and tender. It just has such a deep and rich flavor to it.

 

 

 

For my Fries I’m using Ore Ida Crinkle Cut Fries. Seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn Medley. Baked them at 425 degrees for 16 minutes. They bake up beautifully and seasoned just right, excellent Shoestring Fry! Plus they are only 120 calories and 15 net carbs. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Dr. Pepper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo – Pulled Buffalo Chuck Roast
1 LB. PULLED BUFFALO CHUCK ROAST

We rub our Pulled Buffalo Chuck Roast with our very own Wild Idea blend of Mexican seasonings and then slowly braise the meat until it’s fall apart tender. We have done all the work for you, so all you need to do is “heat and eat!” Use Wild Idea Pulled Buffalo Chuck Roast in all of your favorite Mexican dishes like tacos, enchiladas, and quesadillas. Or you can add your favorite barbecue sauce for great tasting B.B.Q. sandwiches!

Ingredients: Buffalo, Organic Apple Cider, Organic Lime Juice, Onion Powder, Cumin, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Chili Powder, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Oregano, Cayenne Pepper
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/ranch-kitchen/products/pulled-buffalo-chuck-roast

6 oz. Buffalo Sirloin w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast

September 26, 2019 at 6:39 PM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | 3 Comments
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Today’s Menu: 6 oz. Buffalo Sirloin w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast

 

 

To start the day off I prepared a Jimmy Dean Simple Scramble Cup – Crumbled Turkey Sausage, Egg Whites, Shredded Cheddar Cheese. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Partly Cloudy and a high of 77 degrees, no humidity. But we have possible record setting heat coming in later this week. After Breakfast I went to Kroger for Mom and then stopped and picked up Breakfast for her at McDonald’s. Caught up on a few things in the house and outside. For Dinner tonight its a 6 oz. Buffalo Sirloin w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast.

 

 

I had a ordered 7 Wild Idea Buffalo Steaks and they came in late yesterday afternoon. So for Dinner tonight I’m having one of them, a 6 oz. Buffalo Sirloin. I love these Wild Idea Buffalo Steaks, always lean and so delicious! I turned the oven on to 400 degrees. To prepare it I rubbed the Steak with a teaspoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Then seasoned it with Dried Rosemary and McCormick’s Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. As the Steak rested I preheated a Cast Iron Skillet. When the Skillet was heated I added my Buffalo Sirloin, I cooked it 2 minutes on 1 side and flipped it over and cooked it another 1 minute. Then I moved the Cast Iron to the oven to finish cooking. It came out to a beautiful Medium Rare! The Wild Idea Buffalo Steaks are just incredible. So juicy and tender.

 

For one side I had a baked Russet Potato. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Perfect side for any Steak Dinner!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also baked a slice of New York Bakery Lite Texas Toast. I just love the trio of the Wild Idea Buffalo Steak, Baked Potato, and Texas Toast! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Wild Idea Buffalo – FINE CUT SIRLOIN STEAK 6 OZ.

We cherry-pick only the finest cuts of the sirloin. These sirloin steaks are a great choice for steak sandwiches, or steak and eggs. Cut from the primal sirloin, these steaks are versatile and delicious. 6 oz.

https://wildideabuffalo.com/products/fine-cut-sirloin-steaks

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Pasta Pie

September 25, 2019 at 6:03 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is – Pasta Pie. This is made using Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with Jill’s Italian Seasoning, Pasta, Pesto (Recipe Included), Spinach, Tomatoes, Mozzarella Cheese, Parmesan Cheese, Eggs, Cream, and Seasonings. Suggested side dish would be a Salad. You can find this Recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and make 2019 a Healthy One! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

Pasta Pie (serves 8)
Made with garden fresh ingredients this recipe believe it or not is light and so good. Serve it up with a delicious salad for a simple, fab, flavorful meal!

Ingredients:

1 – pound Wild Idea Ground Buffalo
1 – tablespoon olive oil
1 – 1 oz. pkg. Jill’s Italian Seasoning (or other Italian seasoning)
8 – ounces pasta, linguini, spaghetti or other, cooked el dente
½ – cup pesto (*recipe below or pre-made pesto)
2 – cups packed, chopped, fresh spinach
1 – cup chopped tomatoes, seeded
8 – ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
4 – ounces shredded parmesan cheese
2 – eggs, beaten
¼ – cup cream

Preparation:

1 – In a sauté pan over medium high heat add the oil and crumble in the ground buffalo meat.
2 – Add the Italian seasonings and stir in to incorporate. Break up the meat with a spatula as you stir and continue to brown the meat.
Remove meat from heat and cover.
3 – Lightly oil into a deep-dish pie pan.
4 – In a large bowl toss the pasta with the pesto.
5 – Add the meat, spinach, tomatoes, the mozzarella cheese and half of the parmesan cheese, tossing to incorporate.
6 – Whisk the eggs with the cream and toss into the pasta mixture.
7 – Press the ingredients into a deep-dish pie pan and cover with foil.
8 – Bake at 375° for 30 minutes.
9 – Uncover the pie and cover with remaining Parmesan cheese and continue to cook until cheese is melted.
10 – Remove form the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
11 – Drizzle with a little more pesto and garnish with fresh tomatoes. Note: If making ahead of time and refrigerating for baking later increase cooking time by 10 minutes.

Basil Pesto
Ingredients:

2 – cups fresh basil leaves, packed
2 – cups shredded Parmesan cheese
3 – garlic cloves, chopped
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – teaspoon pepper (I like a little more)
1 – tablespoon lemon juice (I like a little more)
1 – cup olive oil

Preparation: Place all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth. Refrigerate.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/meat-pies-oh-my

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Potato Pie – Buffalo Wing Style

September 18, 2019 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 – Potato Pie – Buffalo Wing Style. Made using the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with Jill’s Chili Seasoning (or other chili seasoning), Celery, Carrots, Green Onions, Wing Sauce, Potatoes, Mexican Blend Cheese, Blue Cheese, Eggs, and a Cup of Cream. All this and Baked in a Pie! You can find this delicious dish and purchase the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with all the Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

Potato Pie – Buffalo Wing Style “doesn’t taste like chicken” (serves 8)
Ground Buffalo sautéed with carrots, celery and onion and seasoned with “buffalo wing sauce” and then baked into a pie with golden potatoes and cheese. Yup – it’s pretty tasty.

Ingredients:

1 – pound Ground Buffalo
1 – tablespoon olive oil
3 – tablespoons Jill’s Chili Seasoning (or other chili seasoning)
2 – cups celery, chopped
1 – cup carrots, chopped
4 – green onions, chopped
1 – cup wing sauce
8 – potatoes, pre-cooked and chopped
8 – ounces Mexican blend cheese
4 – ounces blue cheese, crumbled
2 – eggs, beaten
¼ – cup cream

Preparation:

1 – In a sauté pan over medium high heat add the oil and crumble in the ground buffalo meat.
2 -Add the chili seasonings and stir in to incorporate, breaking up the meat with a spatula as you stir.
3 – Add the carrots celery and green onions and continue to cook until meat is browned and vegetables are slightly tender.
4 – Remove meat/vegetable mix from heat and allow the meat mixture to cool a bit, about 10 minutes.
5 – Lightly oil into a deep-dish pie pan.
6 – In a bowl mix the meat, potatoes and cheeses together.
7 – Whisk the eggs with the cream and fold into the mixture.
8 – Press the mixture into a deep dish pie-pan and cover with foil.
9 – Bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and palace under broiler until top is browned and crusty.
10 – Remove from heat and serve.

Serve with wing sauce and additional blue cheese crumbles or dressing. Note: If making ahead of time and refrigerating for baking later increase cooking time by 10 minutes.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/meat-pies-oh-my

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – PAPPARDELLE AND PESTO MEATBALLS

September 11, 2019 at 6:03 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | 1 Comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – PAPPARDELLE AND PESTO MEATBALLS. Take your Spaghetti and Meatballs to a new level by using Pappardelle Noodles in place of the Spaghetti and by making Buffalo Meatballs in place of the normal Meatballs you use. Also included is a Tomato Sauce and Pesto sauce recipes. To make the Meatballs you’ll be using Wild Idea Ground Buffalo. You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild idea Buffalo website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

PAPPARDELLE AND PESTO MEATBALLS
A fresh spin on traditional spaghetti and meatballs. Pappardelle (pronounced; Pop a dell a) noodles although egg based, are mostly very light, but this will depend on the brand you can find. My favorites are Rustichella D’arbruzzo or DeCecco. This recipe is a wonderful combination of flavors. For a complete meal I accompanied this dish with a Citrus Salad with Orange Chev Vinaigrette (recipe included with purchase upon request) and crusty bread. Great for a family style dinner – that kids will love, or sophisticated enough to serve at your next dinner party.

All the components make this recipe seem complicated, but the preparation is very easy and does not take a lot of time. For a super short-cut, you could buy ready-made pesto. Bon Appetito!

Meatball Ingredients:
1 – pound Wild Idea Ground Buffalo
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – teaspoon black pepper
1/3 – cup pesto (recipe follows)
4 – ounces fresh Mozzarella, torn or shredded
olive oil
melted butter

Preparation:

1 – Break ground buffalo apart in a pie pan or bowl, and press out flat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
2 – Spoon pesto over the top of the meat and cover with the shredded mozzarella.
3 – Fold the meat into itself and mix together with hands until all ingredients are equally distributed.
4 – Form meat into silver dollar sized meatballs, or size of your liking and place on lightly oiled baking sheet.
5 – Chill meatballs for one hour in the refrigerator.
6 – Position oven rack on top rung and preheat oven to broil.
7 – For best browning, brush chilled meat balls with a little melted butter.
8 – Broil meatballs for about 7 minutes or until browned. *For larger meatballs increase your cooking time based on size.

Quick Tomato Sauce Ingredients:
1 – 28oz. can whole stewed Italian tomatoes
1 – 28 oz. can crushed Italian tomatoes
1 – teaspoon garlic powder
1 – teaspoon crushed fennel
1 – teaspoon oregano
1 – teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – pinch chili flake
1 – lemon, juiced *1/4 cup
1 – teaspoon balsamic syrup
2 – tablespoons sugar

Preparation:

1 – In deep pot, over medium high heat, add stewed tomatoes and smash with a potato masher, breaking tomatoes into pieces.
2 – Add crushed tomatoes and bring to a light boil.
Add remaining ingredients, stirring to incorporate.
3 – Reduce heat to simmer and allow tomato sauce to thicken, about 15 minutes or until desired consistency is achieved.
4 – Season to taste with a pinch more of salt and an additional squeeze of lemon or to your liking.

Pappardelle Ingredients:
12 – ounces Pappardelle
4 – quarts water
2 – tablespoons salt
1/2 – cup pesto, or more if you prefer – room temperature

Preparation:

1 – Fill a large pot with water and salt and bring to a boil.
2 – Add Pappardelle to the pot and cook uncovered for 7 minutes.
Remove from heat and strain water from the pot, leaving about 1 to 2 tablespoons of water in the pot. Do not return to heat.
3 – Lightly warm pesto in microwave for 30 seconds.
4 – Add pesto to the Pappardelle and toss gently.

Other Recipe Ingredients:
½ – cup Italian parsley, chopped
Parmigiano Reggiano, shaved

Entrée Assembly:

1 – Place pesto coated Pappardelle on plates or in a bowl.
2 – Cover with tomato sauce and top with pesto meatballs.
3 – Garnish with parsley and shaved Parmigiano Reggiano.

Basil Pesto
* I am a non-pine-nut person. If you prefer them in your pesto, simply add them to the recipe. Recipe can easily be cut in half.

Ingredients:
2 – cups fresh basil leaves, packed
2 – cups shredded parmesan cheese
3 – garlic cloves, chopped
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – teaspoon pepper (*I like a little more)
1 – tablespoon lemon juice (*I like a little more)1 – cup olive oil

* Place all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth. Refrigerate unused amounts for another use (and there are many).
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/pappardelle-and-pesto-meatballs

Buffalo Flat Iron Steak w/ Sauteed Mushrooms, Baked Potato, and Green Beans

September 10, 2019 at 6:41 PM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Buffalo Flat Iron Steak w/ Sauteed Mushrooms, Baked Potato, and Cut Green Beans

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a couple of Scrambled Eggs, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Whole Grain Bread, and my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Sunny and 94 degrees, and very humid outside today. Summer has returned! Not a lot going on. Caught up on some little jobs around and outside the house. Too hot and humid to do a lot outside. For Dinner tonight, Buffalo Flat Iron Steak w/ Sauteed Mushrooms, Baked Potato, and Green Beans.

 

 

 

 

I was ready for a Steak tonight! I had a Wild Idea Buffalo – 8 oz. Flat Iron Steak in the freezer, I sat it in the fridge overnight to thaw. I’m preparing it using a Cast Iron Skillet, my favorite way to prepare these Wild Idea Buffalo Steaks! I love the Cast Irons, from the stove straight into the oven! I love these Flat Iron Steaks, as I do all of the Wild Idea Buffalo Products. These are hand cut with no fat and so easy to prepare. I’ll need Extra Light Olive Oil, Dried Thyme, and McCormick Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. I first rubbed the Steak with Olive Oil and then Seasoned it with the Thyme, Sea Salt, and Peppercorn Medley. I then cut the Steak in half, 1/2 for Dinner and the other 1/2 for Lunch tomorrow.

 

 

It’s a beautiful, lean, cut of Buffalo. I started by rubbing it with a light coat of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and seasoning it with Dried Rosemary, Dried Thyme, and McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. I pan fried it in a Cast Iron Skillet on medium high heat for about 3 1/2 minutes per side. Came out a perfect medium rare, nice outside char with a moist and juicy pink center!This was an awesome tasting Steak! A huge difference between the Beef Flat iron Steaks and Buffalo Flat Iron Steaks is how much more tender the Buffalo is. At times Flat Iron Beef can be tough, not the Wild Idea Buffalo Flat Irons! Served it with Sauteed Mushrooms.

 

 

 

For a side I prepared a Baked Potato. I seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, topped it with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Low Sodium Cut Green Beans. I also had a couple of slices of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread that was leftover. For Dessert/Snack a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn along with a Sprite Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Wild Idea Buffalo – FLAT-IRON STEAK 8 OZ.

We carefully fillet our flat irons from the upper shoulder blade of the primal chuck. The flat iron has recently become a favorite on restaurant menus due to its high quality and flavor. The flat iron steak is what many chefs consider a best-kept secret of steak cuts. 8 oz.
Flat-Iron Steak 8 oz.

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