Sea Salt Herb Rubbed Tri-Tip Buffalo Steak w/ Portabella Mushroom Slices and Baked Fingerling Potatoes

June 20, 2018 at 5:23 PM | Posted in Simply Potatoes, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Sea Salt Herb Rubbed Tri-Tip Buffalo Steak w/ Sliced Mushrooms, Baked Fingerling Potatoes, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread.

 

 

To start the morning off I prepared a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 93 degrees and still humid. Spent the day at the Eye Doctor with Mom. She had cataracts removed from her right eye. She has the left one done in 2 weeks. Ling day, but worth it! For Dinner tonight I prepared a Sea Salt Herb Rubbed Tri-Tip Buffalo Steak along with Sliced Mushrooms, O’Brian Shredded Hashbrowns, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread.

 

 

 

For Dinner tonight I’m having a Wild Idea Buffalo – Sea Salt Herb Rubbed Tri-Tip Buffalo Steak. it comes packaged as 2 – 4 oz. steaks per package. It’s already Seasoned with Organic: Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Lemon Juice, Black Pepper, Sage, Thyme, Rosemary, Garlic, and Onion Powder.

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare it I preheated the oven to 400°. In a Cast Iron Skillet that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil to, I heated it over medium high heat. When ready I added my Steaks to it. I cooked the Steaks 1 minute each side. I just wanted a light sear on both sides. Then I moved the Skillet on to the preheated Oven and Roasted it for about 4 minutes. Removed the Skillet from the Oven and placed the Steaks on a plate and let them rest for 5 minutes before cutting. The Tri -Tip Steak was super tender and juicy. I had cooked to a medium rare and it came perfect!

 

 

I also prepared some Portabella Mushroom Slices. The slices were thick sliced extra large Portabella Mushrooms.I seasoned with Ground Smoked Cumin, Parsley, Sea Salt, and Ground Pepper. I lightly sautéed them in Extra Light Olive Oil and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I purchased these at Jungle Jim’s International Market.

 

 

 

 

 

Then for another side I prepared some Simply Potatoes O’Brian Shredded Hash Browns. I tried these for the first time the other day and love them! Perfect seasoning and fry up perfect. I also baked a loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Multi Grain Oval Loaf Bread. This has become the family’s favorite Baked Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo – JILL’S SEA SALT HERB RUBBED TRI-TIP STEAKS

We’ve taken this coveted chef’s favorite, hand cut them into 4oz. petite steaks, rubbed them with olive oil, and seasoned them with Jill’s special sea salt herb rub to maximize flavor and tenderness. Simply remove the steaks from the package and grill over a high heat for 2 minutes each side for a perfect medium rare. A delightful and light, summer time meal for two! (2 – 4 oz. steaks per pkg.)

Ingredients: 100% Grass-fed Buffalo, Organic: olive oil, sea salt, lemon juice, black pepper, sage, thyme, rosemary, garlic & onion powder.

https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/ranch-kitchen/products/sea-salt-tri-tip-steaks

https://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

 

 

Simply Potatoes O’Brien Hash Browns


Simply Potatoes O’Brien Hash Browns. Made from fresh potatoes. A great combination of quality and taste. Using only real, fresh, never frozen potatoes. A gluten free product.

* Simply Potatoes O’Brien Hash Browns.
* Made from fresh potatoes.
* Net wt 20 oz (1 lb 4 oz) 567g.
* Gluten Free

Ingredients:
Ingredients: Potatoes, Dextrose, O’brien Seasoning (Dehydrated Vegetables [Garlic, Onion, Red And Green Bell Peppers], Salt, Silicon Dioxide [to Prevent Caking]), Contains 1/2% or less of the following: Disodium Pyrophosphate (added to maintain color), Potassium Sorbate Sodium Bisulfite (added to maintain freshness).

Directions:
Instructions: Keep refrigerated.Cook before serving.Simple steps to delicious potatoes.Heat 2 tbsp of vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat.Add potatoes. Spread in an even layer and press down lightly with spatula. Divide into fourths.Cook 6-7 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom.Drizzle with additional 1 tbsp of vegetable oil. Turn potatoes over. Cook 6-8 minutes.Note: during cooking, potatoes must reach a temperature of 165 degrees F for 2 minutes. Do not eat until fully cooked.For best quality and cooking results, do not freeze.Keep refrigerated.After opening, store in an airtight container and use within 3 days.

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Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – VIETNAMESE BISON STEAK SALAD

June 20, 2018 at 5:03 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is – VIETNAMESE BISON STEAK SALAD. Included is the recipe for the Dressing and Salad. The Salad is made using the Wild Idea Buffalo – PREMIUM STEAK STRIPS. If you’ve never used the Steak Strips you are in for a treat. They cook up beautiful and as all the Wild Idea Buffalo Meats are tender, juicy, and full of flavor! You can find this recipe or purchase the PREMIUM STEAK STRIPS along with all the Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. I also left a link to the PREMIUM STEAK STRIPS also. Well, Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

VIETNAMESE BISON STEAK SALAD
A fabulous combination of ingredients! Feel free to use any vegetables of your choice. Not only is it tasty and beautiful, but it’s healthy too! *Optional: Rice Noodles may also be added to this salad. Prepare as directed and place the noodles in the center of the plate. (Makes 4 servings)

Dressing Ingredients:
1 – cup fresh cilantro, lightly packed
2 – cloves of garlic, about 1 tablespoon
1 – jalapeno pepper, coarse chopped
¼ – cup pure cane sugar
¾ – cup fresh lemon juice, warmed
½ – cup Asian fish sauce
¼ – cup sesame oil

Preparation:
1) In a blender, purée the cilantro, garlic, sugar, and lemon juice.
2) While the motor is still running, add the remaining ingredients. Set aside or refrigerate the dressing until needed.

Salad Ingredients:
1 – 1 lb. Premium Steak Strips
1 – tablespoon olive oil
½ – small red cabbage, finely julienned
½ – red onion, finely julienned
2 – carrots, finely julienned or use peeler for ribbon effect
1 – yellow bell pepper, finely julienned or zucchini ribbons
½ – cucumber, diced
½ – cup fresh mint, julienned
½ – cup fresh basil, julienned

Preparation:
1) Rinse the Wild Idea bison steak strips and pat them dry. Place them in a glass dish and drizzle with
1/2 cup of the dressing. Marinade for 2 to 4 hours.
2) Place red cabbage in a bowl and sprinkle with a little salt. Squeeze cabbage to tenderize. Add the red onion and toss together.
3) Mix cucumber, mint, and basil together. Add ¼ cup of dressing to the cucumber mixture and set aside to marinade.
4) Arrange julienned or ribbon vegetables on 4 plates.
5) Remove the bison steaks from the marinade, shacking off the excess.
6) Over high heat, heat the olive oil and sauté the bison strips for about 4 minutes, tossing to turn occasionally
7) Place the seared steaks on top of the julienned vegetables, drizzle with desired amount of dressing, and sprinkle with the cucumber mixture.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/55971905-vietnamese-bison-steak-salad

 

Wild Idea Buffalo – PREMIUM STEAK STRIPS 1 LB.
Pre-cut strips from the tenderloin, New York strip, ribeye, and sirloin. This product has top-of-the-line taste and is amazingly tender. Perfect for stir frying or on the grill.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/products/1-lb-premium-steak-strips

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – GRILLED JERK BUFFALO RIBS

June 13, 2018 at 5:03 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is – GRILLED JERK BUFFALO RIBS. You can use either the Wild Idea Buffalo 2.5 lbs. BBQ Back Ribs or 3 lbs. Short Rib Strips to make this week’s recipe. Included is a recipe for the Jerk Marinade. Fire up your grill and get these Ribs on! You can find this recipe or purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Ribs or any of the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. Looking for a great Burger, order the Buffalo premade patties or the Ground Buffalo for the best Burger you’ll find! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

GRILLED JERK BUFFALO RIBS
This recipe will work for both short ribs and back ribs with a little adjustment, which is noted below. You may want to double this recipe as seconds are often requested

Ingredients:

1 – pkg. Buffalo 2.5 lbs. BBQ Back Ribs or 3 lbs. Short Rib Strips
2/3 – cup ketchup
Jerk Marinade

Ingredients:

1 – cup pineapple juice
¼ – cup soy
3 – cloves garlic
¼ – cup brown sugar
2 – tablespoons jerk seasoning
Jerk Seasoning

6 ½ tsp. Onion Powder
3 ½ tsp. Salt
2 tsp. Brown Sugar
¾ tsp. Nutmeg
¾ tsp. Crushed Red Pepper
¾ tsp. Ginger
¾ tsp Cayenne Pepper
½ tsp. Black Pepper
½ tsp. anise
½ tsp Cinnamon

Preparation:
1 – Rinse ribs and pat dry with paper towel.
2 – Mix all marinade ingredients together in blender and pulse to incorporate.
3 – Divide marinade in half.
4 – For BACK RIBS: Place ribs and half of marinade in plastic bag and massage marinade into ribs. Marinate ribs for 4 to 24 hours hours. For SHORT RIBS: Place ribs in slow cooker with half of marinade and 1 cup of water. Cover and braise for 6 hours on medium. Increase heat to shorten braising time or decrease heat to lengthen braising time. Meat will become very tender and bones may fall away. If your preference is for chewier ribs decrease braising time.
5 – Mix the other half of marinade with ketchup and set aside.
6 – Remove ribs from marinade, shaking off excess, (do carefully for braised ribs, as meat will be fall apart tender). Place ribs on foil, curling edges of foil to hold ribs in place, but leaving top open. Brush both sides of ribs with Jerk BBQ sauce.
7 – Pre-heat gas grill to medium high heat of about 400°.
8 – Place foil pan of ribs on grill over heat and make a few slits in the foil with a knife. Close grill lid and grill for 6 minutes each side. Remove SHORT RIBS, but repeat process for BACK RIBS adding more sauce if desired.
Serve Jerk Buffalo Ribs with Fruited Coleslaw, and Coconut Rice with Black Beans. These accompaniments are very complimentary to this dish.

https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/55653953-grilled-jerk-buffalo-ribs

Chicken Bacon and Vermont Cheddar Cheese Buffalo Burger w/ Baked Fries

June 11, 2018 at 5:19 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's, Boar's Head, Wild Idea Buffalo | 5 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Chicken Bacon and Vermont Cheddar Cheese Buffalo Burger w/ Baked Fries

 

 

I just had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. Rain Showers, Humid, and 86 degrees out. Not looking forward to the Funeral tomorrow for Dad. We are hoping there’s no rain but it doesn’t look good. Cleaned the house and cleaned up around the outside between showers. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Chicken Bacon and Vermont Cheddar Cheese Buffalo Burger w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

 

 

I started by grabbing a skillet and spraying it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray and heating it on medium heat. For the Bacon I’m using al fresco Uncured Chicken Bacon. It fries up perfect with an excellent taste. I buy it at Meijer, it’s the only store I’ve found to carry it. I need to 2 slices but fried up 5 slices. Always remember when frying Bacon use Bacon Math. Just decide how many slices you’ll need and double it or so. Because, at least when I fry Bacon, you end up eating as much as you fix as you’re preparing it!

 

 

 

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! Preheated up a small skillet, on medium heat, that I sprayed with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray, seasoned my Burger with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. I then pan fried it, in Extra Light Olive Oil, about 3 1/2 minutes per side. After flipping the Burger I added a slice of Boar’s Head Vermont Cheddar with about 1 minute of cook time left. Topped with the Chicken Bacon and 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!

 

 

For the Cheese I used Boar’s Head Vermont Cheddar. I tried a sample of it at Kroger a while back and really loved the taste. It melts perfectly and has an excellent Cheddar taste. Our Cheese of choice lately!

 

 

 

 

 

To go with my Burger I baked some of my favorite Fries – Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries. Seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Baked them at 425 degrees for 16 minutes. They bake up beautifully and seasoned just right, excellent Fry! Plus they are only 120 calories and 15 net carbs. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

https://boarshead.com/products/cheese/15012-pre-cut-vermont-cheddar-cheese-white

5 oz. Petite Buffalo Top Sirloin Steak w/ Baked Potato and Mixed Chili Beans

June 6, 2018 at 5:03 PM | Posted in Bush's, potatoes, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: 5 oz. Petite Buffalo Top Sirloin Steak w/ Baked Potato and Mixed Chili Beans

 

 

For Breakfast I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, lightly buttered, and my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast me and Mom went to see Dad. He’s in very bad health. He’s hanging on but it’s hard to see how. He hasn’t had anything to eat for over 2 days now so I’m afraid its just a matter of time. Very sad times here around the house. For Dinner tonight I prepared a 5 oz. Petite Buffalo Top Sirloin Steak w/ Baked Potato and Mixed Chili Beans.

 

 

 

I’ll be using Wild Idea Buffalo Petite Top Sirloin Steak (5 oz.). To prepare the Steak; I rubbed the Steak with a 1/2 teaspoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Then seasoned it with Dried Rosemary, McCormick’s Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. As the Steak rested I preheated a Cast Iron Skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was heated I added my Buffalo Sirloin, cooked it 4 minutes per side to a beautiful Medium Rare! The Wild Idea Buffalo Steaks are just incredible. So juicy and the best flavor of any Steak, Beef or Buffalo I’ve ever had. As always when cooking Buffalo, keep an eye on it will get done quickly. They cook faster than marbled meat and when overcooked will be tough and dry. Buffalo is best cooked medium-rare or rare.

 


For one side to go with my Steak Buffalo 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.

 

 

 

 

 


For a 2nd side I prepared a can of Bush’s Mixed Chili Beans – Kidney and Pinto Beans in Mild Chili Sauce. These are fairly new and as all the Bush’s Bean Products Delicious! For me you just can’t beat Bush’s Beans. I’ve prepared these a couple of times now and really like them, nice combo using the Kidney and Pinto Beans. To prepare them just empty the Beans into a small sauce pan. Cover and heat to a simmer. Done! Being new they are sort of hard to find. The only store I have found them is Meijer so far. I had also baked a loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Multi Grain Oval Loaf Bread. This has become the family’s favorite Baked Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 


Wild Idea Buffalo – 5 oz. Petite Top Sirloin Steak
Famous for their flavor, these juicy steaks are perfect for the grill. The small size makes for a great meal for one. 5 oz.
http://wildideabuffalo.com/products/petite-top-sirloin-steaks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bush’s Best Mixed Chili Beans – Kidney and Pinto Beans in Mild Chili Sauce

TWO BEANS ARE BETTER THAN ONE

MIXED CHILI BEANS
For the first time ever, we’ve combined two chili favorites—kidney beans and pinto beans—to create BUSH’S® Mixed Chili Beans. They’re slow-simmered to perfection in a mild sauce flavored with garlic, onion, and spices. They’re a great addition that’ll bring a little variety and a lot of flavor to your next batch of chili.
There’s a lot to love about BUSH’S® Mixed Chili Beans—like the 7g of protein and fiber in every serving. And with no cholesterol or trans fat, there’s goodness in every bite!

NUTRITION
Serving Size: 1/2 cup (130g)
Calories 120
%DV*
Calories from Fat 5 -%
Total Fat 0.5g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g -%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 380mg 16%
Potassium 450mg 13%
Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Protein 7g -%
https://www.bushbeans.com/en_US/product/kidney-and-pinto-chili-beans

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – BISON TENDERLOIN STEAKS AT THE WHITE HOUSE

June 6, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is – BISON TENDERLOIN STEAKS AT THE WHITE HOUSE. This Week’s Recipe not only has the recipe for the Bison Tenderloin but also recipes for the Wild Huckleberry Reduction, Pureed Butternut Squash, Baby Golden Beets and Green Beans, and Strawberry Preserve and Red Cabbage. It’s recipes for a full Dinner Menu! For the Steaks you’ll be using the Wild Idea Buffalo 5 oz. Petite Tenderloin Filets. You can find this recipe or purchase the 5 oz. Petite Tenderloin Filets or any of the Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

BISON TENDERLOIN STEAKS AT THE WHITE HOUSE
Because South Dakota bison steaks were the center of the plate for the 2013 Inaugural Luncheon, I was asked by a local newspaper to re-create the Bison portion of the menu. After reviewing the menu and the recipes, I decided to give the whole menu a try. Below are each of the recipes in their original form, with my notes in italics. It was great fun and a wonderful learning experience. I hope you enjoy some of the recipes too and have the opportunity to create your own Inaugural Meal, presidential or otherwise. Cheers! Jill (Makes 4 servings)

Bison Steaks

Due to a blizzard, outdoor grilling was not an option. I prepared steaks as listed below, but replaced minced garlic with garlic powder, because it will burn. I seared the tenderloin steaks in a 500*+ cast iron skillet for 3 minutes each top & bottom, and seared the sides until just brown, about a minute total. Remove steaks and cover, allowing to rest for 5 minutes before serving. I did not use hickory, as indoor cooking did not allow. Although I have not tried hickory smoked tenderloin, with the other flavors would not probably use.

Ingredients

4 – 5 oz. Petite Tenderloin Filets
1 – tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/4 – tablespoon garlic, minced
1 – tablespoon rosemary, fresh, rough chopped
1 – tablespoon kosher salt
1 – teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 – quart hickory wood chips, for grilling
Preparation

1 – Marinate bison steaks overnight with oil, garlic, rosemary and black pepper.
2 – Remove the steaks from the refrigerator, remove the large pieces of rosemary and then season with salt and pepper on all sides of bison. Allow the steaks to sit at room temperature for 20 minutes to allow the salt to dilute and penetrate the meat.
3 – For grilling of the steaks, you will need to soak the wood chips in warm water for 30 minutes prior to grilling. The wood chips should be added to your charcoal 5 minutes prior to grilling to allow them to burn and produce the necessary smoke you will need for the flavor in the steaks.
4 – Grill steaks on each side for approximately 5-8 minutes for a medium rare steak, depending on thickness of the pieces. Remove from grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes prior to serving.
Wild Huckleberry Reduction

I made my own demi glace, used blueberries instead of huckleberries (very close to the same), but otherwise followed the recipe. The recipe states to use the blueberries when cooking and when finishing, I used them when cooking, but would add a few at the end for presentation. In making other like fruit sauces, I have found that tarter fruits such as chokecherries or plums, complement the grassiness of the meat a bit better, allowing the real meat flavor to shine through. I would also omit finishing the sauce with butter and chocolate. Although the sauce was very good, I might save it for a fuller bodied roast or cut.

Ingredients

4 ounces veal demi glace, can be purchased at gourmet markets or online
1 cup huckleberries, fresh (when in season) or frozen
1 teaspoon bitter chocolate
1/2 tablespoon butter
2 cups port wine
1 cup mirepoix, (medium dice of carrot, celery, onion and leek)
1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Preparation

1 – In a heavy sauce pot, sauté mirepoix for 8 minutes on med heat.
2 – Add the port wine, 1 cup of the huckleberries and demi glace allowing this to reduce by half. Strain through a sieve and return to a clean sauce pot.
3 – Prior to serving bring sauce to simmer and add the chocolate, huckleberries and butter. Serve
Pureed Butternut Squash

This dish turned out very nicely. I followed per instructions and seasoned with a little more salt and a squeeze of lemon juice to liven it up.

Ingredients

1/2 piece butternut squash, approximately 2 pounds, roasted
1 tablespoon butter
1 pinch kosher salt
1 pinch white pepper
1/2 tablespoon maple syrup, medium amber
Preparation

1 – Pre heat oven to 400º F, place squash with cut half facing down on a sheet pan in oven and cook until tender, approximately 25 minutes.
2 – Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Scoop flesh into a blender using a spoon.
3 – Place the butter, maple syrup, salt and pepper into blender. Puree on high-speed until smooth, adjusting the seasoning as needed. Place puree in a small sauce pot and cover.
Baby Golden Beets and Green Beans

Unfortunately and fortunately I was unable to find golden beets or fresh green beans. With all of the other flavors going on, my palate was happy for the simplicity of blanched asparagus. I used a method of preparation from Mark Bittman. Peel asparagus stalks, reserve peelings, slice stalks on the bias, leaving tips whole. I did blanch the stalks and tips for 30 seconds in salted, boiling water. Toss asparagus, including pealing with a drizzle of olive oil. Delicious and easy!

Ingredients

8 each baby golden beets, peeled, cut in half
4 ounces green beans, ends snipped, cut 1 inch on bias
1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tablespoon shallot, minced
1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
1 pinch white pepper
2 quarts water
Preparation

1 – Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil and add ½ tablespoon kosher salt.
2 – Place beets into water gently and allow to cook for 5 minutes or until tender. Remove beets using a strainer and set in a bowl.
3 – Allow water to return to a boil and gently add the green beans for 3-4 minutes until tender. Remove the beans from the pot using a strainer and add to the bowl with the beets.
4 – Place olive oil in a sauté pan on medium heat, add the shallots to cook until tender. Add the beets and beans and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Red Potato Horseradish Cake

I prepared as recipe suggested, but thought the salt and cream might be a little much, so I added salt to taste, (about 1½ tsp.) during the mashing and used only 2 Tb. of the cream. I did press into a cake and broil as recommended. This was a good dish, but preferred it as a mash, as it left it a bit cleaner in taste .

Ingredients

1 pound red potato, medium-sized, cut 1 inch dice, skin on
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard, whole grain
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 cup chives
1/2 gallon water
1 cup micro greens, available at specialty markets
Preparation

1 – Place potatoes, ¼ to ½ gal water (or just enough to cover potatoes) and 1 tablespoon salt in a heavy bottom pot and bring to a boil.
2 – Allow to simmer for approximately 10-15 minutes until tender. Drain water and allow to sit in strainer for 5 minutes to allow all water to drain.
3 – Place potatoes, Dijon, horseradish, 2 tablespoons butter, heavy cream, remaining salt, pepper and chives back into the same pot you used to boil potatoes.
4 – With a large kitchen spoon, stir and smash potatoes until mixed but still chunky. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
5 – Using an ice cream scoop, portion a 3 oz. scoop onto a greased baking sheet. Form potatoes into a cake shape and top with remaining 1 tablespoon of butter dividing equally among the 10 cakes.
6 – Place potatoes under the broiler for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown
Strawberry Preserve and Red Cabbage

This sounded so curious to me. The end result was very good, and complimented all of the other dishes nicely. After cooking for two hours, I became a bit impatient and turned the heat up to speed things along. My total time was 2.5 hours. A sweet and tangy flavor, that was good warm, but delicious room temp or chilled.

Ingredients

1/4 red cabbage, shaved thin
1 pint apple cider vinegar
1 cup sugar
2 quarts water
1/4 cup strawberry preserves
1/2 tablespoon kosher salt

Preparation

1 – Place the cabbage, vinegar, sugar and water in large heavy bottom pot.
2 – Bring liquid to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 2 to 3 hours or until liquid has reduced to a syrup like consistency, stirring occasionally.
3 – Add the strawberry preserves to the cabbage and stir until fully incorporated. Adjust sweetness with salt if too sweet to your liking.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/55658049-bison-tenderloin-steaks-at-the-white-house

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – BUFFALO CHILI DOGS

May 29, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – BUFFALO CHILI DOGS. You actually get a couple of recipes with this. One for the BUFFALO CHILI DOGS and one for the Buffalo Chili! You’ll be using the Wild Idea Buffalo Hot Dogs and also the Wild Idea Ground Bison (for the chili). Afterward you can freeze the leftover Chili and reheat it later for more dishes or to serve on its own! You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes. Then you can also order any of the Wild Idea Products. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

Buffalo Chili Dogs (Serves 6)

Delicious, messy and healthy! Our 100% grass-fed, nitrite free Hot Dogs, will bring you back to eating hot dogs again. Better yet, try them covered in Bison Chili!

Ingredients:

1 – pkg. Wild Idea Buffalo Hot Dogs
2 – cups Wild Idea Buffalo Chili, heated (recipe below)
1 ½ cups cheddar cheese, shredded
6 hot dog buns (whole wheat or whole grain, best)
1 Tb. Olive oil
*optional toppings: pickled jalapeno’s, raw onion or your favorite extra
Instructions:

1 – Preheat inside gas grill to 550*. (Half of grill set on high and other half set on low).
2 – Place hot dogs over hot side of grill and grill for 2 minutes each side, closing grill during cooking time.
3 – While hot dogs are grilling brush inside of buns with olive oil and place inside down over low heat side of the grill, and brown. About two minutes.
4 – Remove browned buns and place hot dogs on buns.
5 – Top each hot dog with 1/3 cup of heated chili and sprinkle each with ¼ cup of shredded cheddar cheese. (Cheese will melt on its own, or use small torch if you would like to lightly brown cheese). Serve with optional toppings and a lot of napkins!
4 Bean Bison Chili

Makes 10 to 12 entrée servings.

Chili freezes nicely. Portion out and freeze for a quick meal at a later date.

Ingredients:

2 pounds ground bison
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons cumin
2½ tablespoons chili powder
½ tablespoon oregano
½ tablespoon thyme
2 teaspoons coriander
½ teaspoon each smoked paprika and cayenne
1 tablespoon black pepper
2 teaspoons salt
1 quart stewed tomatoes
1 quart tomato sauce
8 golden peperoncini, diced + juices
1 15oz can each: butter beans, black beans, kidney beans, and pinto beans, (drained – but not rinsed)
1 lemon, juiced
2 cups water
Mix all dry spices together.
1 – In heavy stew pot, over medium high heat, heat olive oil.
2 – Add Wild Idea bison meat, crumbling into small pieces. Lightly brown, stirring constantly for 4 minutes.
3 – Add onion, garlic and seasonings. Continue to brown, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes.
4 – Add remaining ingredients and bring to a full boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for ½ to 1 hour, or until desired thickness is achieved.
5 – Adjust seasoning to taste. Garnish with fresh lime or lemon wedges, fresh chopped cilantro, sour cream, or grated cheddar cheese. Serve with Cheesy Jalapeño Corn Bread, (recipe included upon request with purchase).

https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/93466497-buffalo-chili-dogs

Cast Iron Skillet Buffalo Hanging Steak w/ Baked Potato and Cut Green Beans

May 25, 2018 at 5:14 PM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cast Iron Skillet Buffalo Hanging Steak w/ Baked Potato and Cut Green Beans

 

 

 

Started my morning off by toasting 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, Fried 2 Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, prepared a Sunnyside Up Egg, and my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 83 degrees and sunny out today, another beautiful day out there! After Breakfast I went to Menard’s to their Garden Center. I needed a of Peat Moss, Weed Killer Spray, 3 small plant pots, and a bag of Dirt. Later after Lunch I went with Mom to see Dad. So glad we moved him to this new place, so much better! For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cast Iron Skillet Buffalo Hanging Steak w/ Baked Potato and Cut Green Beans.

 

Wild Idea Buffalo had their 16 oz. Hanging Tender Steaks on sale a weeks ago and I ordered a couple of them and I’m having one of them for Dinner tonight. I had it in the freezer so I laid it in the fridge overnight to thaw. To season it I’ll need; McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Grinder Peppercorn Medley, Dried Rosemary, and Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

 

 

For the Steak; I rinsed the Hanger Steak and pat it dry. Then I grabbed a sharp fillet knife and ran the knife along one side of the sinew that runs down the center, creating two fillets. Remove the sinew from fillet that it remains attached to half of the fillet with knife. When I first found this recipe I didn’t know what the word “sinew” meant. I looked it up and the definition is; sinew – a piece of tough fibrous tissue uniting muscle to bone or bone to bone; a tendon or ligament. Learned something new! Which is why I enjoy cooking so much, you’re always learning something! To continue, next I rubbed the steaks with the Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Pepper, and Rosemary . Cover and allow it to rest at room temperature for 2 hours. I cut the other half of the Steak in half again and I’ll be having them for a couple of Steak and Eggs Breakfasts with them.

 

To start I got out a Cast Iron Skillet out. Sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and added a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated the Skillet on medium heat. Next I preheated the oven to 400 degrees. Then to start I pan fried it, on medium heat about 2 minutes per side. Starting out cooking it on the stove gave it a nice sear to start. Then I put the Skillet in the oven and roasted it until it had internal temperature of 145 degrees for a medium rare, and it came out perfect, love using Cast Iron Skillets; from the stove to the oven! After removing it from the oven I put the Steak on a plate and lest it rest for 5 minutes before serving. These Steaks are so moist and tender and have that distinct Wild idea Buffalo flavor. The juices off the Steak was just incredible! I also prepared some sauteed Mushrooms to go with Steak.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then for another side I prepared a small can of Delmonte Cut Green Beans. Just empty the can into a small sauce pan and heat until heated through. I also baked a loaf of the RiverRoad Bake House Garlic Oval Loaf Bread. Then for Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


16 OZ. HANGING TENDER STEAK

Also known as the hanger steak, this is a coveted favorite of butchers. There is only one hanging tender steak per bison and it is cut from the primal plate. The deep rich flavor and delicate tenderness requires less cooking time. Roast whole or cut for medallions or kebabs. 1 lb.

https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/steaks/products/hanging-tender-steaks

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – REUBEN SANDWICH

May 23, 2018 at 5:02 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 REUBEN SANDWICH. To make this recipe you can use either the Wild Idea Buffalo Pastrami or Corned Buffalo Brisket. With topping of Sauerkraut, Irish Cheddar Cheese, and Reuben Sauce then served on Pumpernickel Bread. The Reuben Sandwich just got better! You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Pastrami or Corned Buffalo Brisket. You can purchase any of the Wild Idea Products and be sure to check out out all their delicious and healthy recipes Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

REUBEN SANDWICH
The O’Brien household’s version of this pub favorite. So good, it will become a weekly request!

Serves 4

Ingredients:

1 package Buffalo Pastrami or Corned Buffalo Brisket
1 ½ cup “Bubbies” Sauerkraut (it’s really, really good)
4 ounces Irish Cheddar Cheese
6 slices Pumpernickel Bread
1 tablespoon Butter
*Reuben Sauce

Preparation:
1 – On flat top griddle or in a large sauté pan over medium heat place Buffalo Pastrami in lightly oiled pan to heat through. Turn while heating.
2 – Arrange Buffalo Pastrami in 4 equal piles and top with cheese. Add sauerkraut to the pan too. Cover and heat until cheese is melted, and sauerkraut is warm.
3 – Remove from pan and cover to keep warm.
4 – Spread butter on one side of the bread and grill bread until golden brown.
5 – Stack meat, cheese and kraut on inside of grilled bread and spread the other slice with *Rueben sauce (recipe below), and sandwich together.
Serve with Potato, Leek Soup.

*Rueben Sauce

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Mayonnaise
¼ cup Salsa
¼ cup Roasted and Peeled Red Peppers
Salt
Pepper

Preparation:
1 – Place all ingredients in food processor and puree.
2 – Season with slat & pepper to taste.

https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/93476289-buffalo-pastrami-reuben-sandwich

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – ROAST BUFFALO SANDWICHES WITH CHIVE CREAM CHEESE

May 16, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is – ROAST BUFFALO SANDWICHES WITH CHIVE CREAM CHEESE. I can’t wait to try this one! The Roast and Sandwiches look so delicious! I just ordered 1 of the Wild Idea Buffalo 1.5 English Roasts that’s used to make this week’s recipe. It can also be made using the Wild Idea Buffalo Sirloin Tip Wild Idea Buffalo Roast but I opted to use the English Roast. Also included is a recipe for the Chive Cream Cheese. As always the recipe can be found at the Wild Idea Buffalo website along with all the other delicious recipes. You can also purchase all of the Wild Idea products at the website. Well Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

ROAST BUFFALO SANDWICHES WITH CHIVE CREAM CHEESE
This is a great sandwich for casual meals or picnics. Or, use the same ingredients, slicing baguettes into ovals, for open-faced cocktail sandwiches for your next party! Note: If serving a smaller group, the 1.5# English Cut Roast works nicely. Half your other ingredients and reduce the “hot” cooking time to 9 minutes. You could also make these sandwiches with grilled steak meat too!

Ingredients: Makes 9 to 12 sandwiches
1 – 3 lb. Sirloin Tip Wild Idea Buffalo Roast (Or, 1.5# English Roast)
2 – tablespoons olive oil
1 – tablespoon sea salt, plus more for finish seasoning
1 – tablespoon black pepper
1 – teaspoon onion powder
1 – teaspoon garlic powder
1 – 8 oz. package cream cheese
8 – green onions, trimmed and chopped
¼ – cup caper juice
Capers
3 – baguettes

Preparation:

1) Rinse roast and pat dry. Rub roast with olive oil and seasonings, cover and rest at room temperature for two hours prior to cooking.

2) Pre-heat oven to 500°. Place prepped roast in a heavy pot or casserole, uncovered.

3) Place in a hot oven, closing door quickly. Reduce heat to 475°and roast for 13 minutes at 475°. Shut the oven off and leave the roast in oven for 2½ hours. DO NOT OPEN OVEN DOOR.

4) Soften the cream cheese at room temperature and place in food processor with the green onions and caper juice. Pulse until incorporated.

5) Cut the baguettes into 3 or 4 sandwiches and then slice into the side leaving one side of the bread hinged. Gently remove some of the inner soft bread.

6) Spread the chive cream cheese inside of the bread.

7) Remove roast from the oven and shave roast with a slicer or slice thinly with a knife. Season sliced meat with a pinch of sea salt. *You may have pieces or ends that you don’t use that are good to nibble on or to add to a soup.

8) Pile roast buffalo into bread and sprinkle with capers.

For a charming presentation, wrap in parchment and tie with butcher string. This helps with ease in transportation too. The sandwiches can be made in advance and refrigerated. Remove from the refrigerator an hour before serving.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/roast-buffalo-sandwiches-with-chive-cream-cheese

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