Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Wild Idea Stuffed Bison Roast with Red Wine Gravy

December 2, 2020 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 Wild Idea Stuffed Bison Roast with Red Wine Gravy. You’ll be using the Wild Idea 3 lb. Sirloin Tip Roast. Recipe is for the Bison Roast along with a Gravy and an incredible homemade stuffing recipes. You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo 3 lb. Sirloin Tip Roast along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wide Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

Wild Idea Stuffed Bison Roast with Red Wine Gravy

I tested this recipe out on visiting guests, and it was a big success! prepping the roast will take a little effort, but a sharp filet knife will make it very manageable. The end result will be a very tender, medium roast, with a delicious, savory sausage stuffing and red wine gravy!

Ingredients for Roast and Gravy:
1 – 3 lb. Wild Idea 3 lb. Sirloin Tip Roast
1 – tablespoon olive oil
½ – tablespoon black pepper
½ – tablespoon salt
1 – onion, coarse chopped and flash processed
½ recipe Savory Buffalo Sausage Stuffing (Use other half for your organic Turkey or chicken or just heat by itself.)
2 – sticks butter
¼ – cup flour
1 – quart buffalo, organic beef stock
2 – cups wine
1 – tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced
½ – tablespoon thyme
½ – tablespoon sage

Instructions: *Preheat oven to 185°
1) Rinse roast and pat dry. Remove any exterior fat. Using a filet knife butterfly roast, in a jelly roll fashion. You will make 3 major cuts lengthwise, starting about 1½ inches in from left, slicing down about 2 inches, flip roast slightly and slice again, repeat. You will encounter a piece of sinew that runs through the roast, slice through and contend with after flat.
2) Flatten out meat with hands. Using the tip of the filet knife remove visible sinew, but avoid cutting through, which will produce holes. Cut away any miss-shaped end pieces and reserve. There will still be a little sinew in roast, which can be cut away during serving time.
3) Cover roast with plastic wrap and using a mallet or rolling pin, pound out to about 1 inch thick.
4) Place stuffing down the center of the roast and wrap meat around until meat touches. Secure with heavy toothpicks.
5) Pour olive oil, salt and pepper in roasting pan and mix together. Roll roast in seasoned oil, until evenly coated. Add miss-shaped meat pieces to the roasting pan.
6) Place chopped onion in food processor and flash process, to create smaller pieces and release some of the onions juices.
7) Pour onions with juices over roast, and press lightly in to meat.
8) Place roast in pre-heated oven and roast for 5 hours.
9) Remove roast from oven, and from roasting pan and wrap in foil. Set aside. Increase oven temperature to 500°.
10) In a saucepan melt one stick of the butter over medium heat. Scrape onion bits and juices from the roasting pan, into the saucepan. Whisk in flour, and stir until well incorporated and lightly brown.
11) Slowly whisk in stock and wine, stirring constantly.
12) Add seasoning and bring to a full boil. Reduce heat and allow to simmer until reduce by a third.
13) Remove roast from foil and return roast to pan. Melt remaining stick of butter and pour over the onions on top of the roast. Return roast to lower shelf in oven, and turn oven to broil. Roast until onions are golden brown.
14) Remove roast from oven. Transfer roast to cutting board, for carving. Pass with Red Wine Gravy.

Savory Buffalo Sausage Stuffing
Ingredients:
2 – Tablespoons butter
2 – Tablespoons olive oil
1 – 1 lb. Chorizo Sausage or Italian Sausage
1 – onion, diced
3 – stalks celery, sliced
2 – teaspoons dried sage
2 – teaspoons dried thyme
1 – teaspoon ground fennel1 – teaspoon salt
1 – Tablespoon pepper
1 – 14oz. bag herbed seasoned stuffing
2½ – cups organic chicken stock

Instructions:
1) In heavy skillet over medium high heat, heat butter and olive oil.
2) Crumble in Sausage, add; onion, celery and all of the dried seasonings. Sauté for 8 minutes.
3) Add herbed stuffing and stir to incorporate.
4) Slowly add you stock. Mixture should be moist and hold together.
5) Transfer stuffing to a different pan to cool, and follow instructions above.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/55195073-wild-idea-stuffed-bison-roast-with-red-wine-gravy

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Sirloin Tip and Top Round Roast

November 25, 2020 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 – Sirloin Tip and Top Round Roast. For the recipe you’ll be using the Wild Idea Buffalo Top Round or Sirloin Tip Roast, Olive Oil, Salt, Black Pepper, Thyme, and Garlic Powder. You can find this recipe and purchase the Buffalo Top Round or Sirloin Tip Roast at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

Sirloin Tip and Top Round Roast
I stumbled upon this technique and adjusted for grass-fed/finished buffalo. After years of experimenting with various marinades and cooking temperatures, I finally found the perfect method. Trust this recipe – you will love the results! – Wild Idea Buffalo

Ingredients:
1 – 3 lb. Top Round or Sirloin Tip Roast
2 – tablespoon olive oil
2 – teaspoon salt
1 – tablespoon black pepper
Optional seasonings:
2 – teaspoon dried or fresh thyme and rosemary, chopped
1 – teaspoon garlic powder
1 – teaspoon onion powder

Preparation:

1 – Pre-heat oven to 500*
2 – Rinse roast and pat dry.
Rub roast with olive oil, and heavy roasting pan or cast iron pot.
3 – Mix seasonings together and rub into roast.
4 – Place roast in heavy roasting pot, and put in hot oven. Drop temperature to 475*
5 – Roast uncovered for 12 minutes, then turn oven off. DO NOT OPEN OVEN DOOR!
6 – Leave roast in CLOSED oven for 2.5 hours. DO NOT OPEN OVEN DOOR!
7 – Remove roast to cutting board. Add a bit of water and dry sherry to bottom of the pan and place on stovetop over medium high heat. Bring to boil, scraping bottom to remove roasted bits.
8 – Slice roast into thin slices or in thicker slabs. (*Optional re-warming: Keep your slices closely together and wrap in foil. Place wrapped roast in 400* oven for 10 minutes.)
9 – Pass with hot au jus, and horseradish sauce, or Wojapi..

*This time line produces a beautiful, tender, Medium Rare roast. If you like your meat medium or more, increase your hot cooking time. Also, pouring hot au jus over meat will cook meat a bit more. Leftovers make great Roast Buffalo Sandwiches, French Dips or Philly Steak Sandwiches.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/thanksgiving-recipes

Jill’s Pumpkin Pie

November 25, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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I also have a recipe for Jill’s Pumpkin Pie which also comes from the Wild Idea Buffalo website. To make this Pie you’ll be needing are Flour, Sugar, Salted Butter, Sugar, Eggs, Cider Vinegar, Lemon Juice, Cream, and Ice Cubes. Also included is a recipe for the Pie Filling. You can find this recipe at the Wild Idea Buffalo website where you can also purchase any of the Wild Idea Products. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

Jill’s Pumpkin Pie
Note: For custard style pies I have learned that pre-baking crust partially will give you a nice flaky crust on the bottom. You may also need to cover crust half way through baking pie, to keep from over browning. A little extra effort, but so worth it!
Pie Crust (Makes 2 – 10” deep-dish pie crusts)

Ingredients:

3 – cups flour, plus a bit more for rolling
½ – teaspoon salt
1 – tablespoon sugar
¾ – lb. salted butter, chilled and cut into pieces, plus a little more softened for buttering pan and foil
1 – egg, beaten
1 – teaspoon cider vinegar or lemon juice *I use half of each.
2 – tablespoons cream
1 – ice cube

Preparation:

1 – Pre-heat oven to 450°.
2 – In mixer using pastry blender, mix flour, salt & sugar.
3 – In small dish, beat eggs. Add vinegar and cream and mix well. Add ice cube to mixture to keep cold, and allow ice to melt almost all the way.
4 – Add chilled butter to flour mixture until incorporated.
5 – Slowly drizzle in egg mixture.
6 – Remove dough from mixer with floured hands, shape into ball and cut in half.
7 – Press dough into disk shape with your hands and place dough onto floured parchment. Top dough with additional floured parchment and roll out.
8 – Transfer dough to buttered pie pan carefully. Press lightly into pan, crimp edges and pierce the dough randomly with a fine pronged fork, about 8 times.
9 – Chill the piecrust for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
10 – Lightly butter foil and place buttered side down on top of piecrust, shaping foil in piecrust shape without disturbing edges. Fill foiled crust at least half way up with dried beans, rice or pie weights.
11 – Place in 450° pre-heated oven and bake for 25 minutes.
Remove foiled piecrust from oven and remove foil gently. Return piecrust to oven to allow the bottom to brown, about another 10 minutes.
12 – Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before filling.

Pumpkin Pie Filling
A few extra ingredients for a richer, creamer filling. Enjoy.

Ingredients:

3 – eggs
1¼ – cup dark, pure cane brown sugar, packed
½ – cup sour cream
½ – cup heavy cream
¼ – cup pure maple syrup
1 – teaspoon vanilla
1 – tablespoon cinnamon
1 – teaspoon ginger
1 – teaspoon allspice
4 – cups pureed pumpkin or canned pumpkin
*Yams or butternut squash can be used too.

Preparation:

1 – In mixer, beat eggs. Add remaining ingredients in order with mixer running, stopping to scrape the bottom occasionally. Mix until well incorporated.
2 – Pour pumpkin mixture into prepared piecrust.
3 – Bake at 350° for 75 minutes. Increase heat to 450° and bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes.
4 – Remove pie from oven and allow to cool for 2 hours before serving.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/thanksgiving-recipes

6 oz. Buffalo Sirloin Steak w/ Baked Beans, Baked Potato, and Salad

November 21, 2020 at 7:03 PM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: 6 oz. Buffalo Sirloin Steak w/ Baked Beans, Baked Potato, and Salad

 

 

To start my day off I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 50 degrees, cloudy and rainy all day outside. So I stayed in and cleaned the house today. First did a load of laundry and then dusted and vacuumed. That was about it for my day. Caught up on some shows I had recorded. For Dinner tonight I prepared a 6 oz. Buffalo Sirloin Steak w/ Baked Beans, Baked Potato, and Salad.

 

I had a couple of Wild Idea Buffalo 6 oz. Sirloin Steaks in the freezer and I set them in the fridge overnight to thaw. I love these Wild Idea Buffalo Steaks, always lean and so delicious! I first heated the oven on 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, that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray, on medium heat. When the skillet was heated I added my Buffalo Sirloins, I cooked them 2 minutes per side and finished them in the oven to a beautiful Medium Rare! The Wild Idea Buffalo Steaks are just incredible. So juicy and tender. I prepared some Sauteed Mushrooms to go with the Steak.

 

I prepared a can of Bush’s Country Style Baked Beans. Just open the can and empty the Beans Into Saucepan. Heat To Simmer until heated through. Love these Bush’s Beans!

 

 

I also had a baked Russet Potato for a side with Steak. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Also had a small Tossed Salad and a baked a loaf of La Baguetterie Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. Perfect Bread with any Dish! Then for Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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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.
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Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – TEXAS RED CHILI

November 18, 2020 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 – TEXAS RED CHILI. It’s time again for some Texas Red Chili! Made using Wild Idea Buffalo Chuck Roast, mild and medium hot chilies, onions, garlic, spices, and to heat up a bit more cayenne pepper. You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Chuck Roast along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wide Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

TEXAS RED CHILI
For all of you non-bean chili lovers, this recipe is for you! In addition to the instructions below, I would gather and prep all of the ingredients before starting the process, as I found I needed to stir frequently. To avoid getting the chili too hot, I used a combination of mild and medium hot chilies. You can adjust the heat to your liking with cayenne pepper. I stayed true to the San Antonio recipe, using lots of onions, garlic, spices, and Wild Idea Buffalo Chuck Roast. The preparation was easy and I have to say the end result was pretty darn good! I hope you enjoy it too.

*A personal note on my introduction to Texas style chili can be found below recipe.

Ingredients:

1 – 3 lb. Wild Idea Buffalo Chuck Roast, rinsed, patted dry and cut into 1/4” pieces

4 – tablespoons olive oil

4 – tablespoons butter

1/3 – cup masa/corn flour
2 – tablespoons Mexican oregano

2 – tablespoons cumin

2 – tablespoons Mexican chili powder

Wild Idea Buffalo Chuck Roast

1 – tablespoon salt

1 – teaspoon black pepper

3 – Texas sweet onions, about 7 cups

6 – garlic cloves, diced, about 3 tablespoons

2 – cups organic beef broth

2 – cups water

4 – dried Ancho chilies, stems removed, seeded and coarse chopped

6 – dried medium red chilies, stems removed, seeded and coarse chopped

1 – fresh Serrano chili, stem removed, seeded and finely chopped

1 – tablespoon brown sugar
¼ – cup fresh squeezed lime juice

*optional ½ – teaspoon cayenne pepper

 

Preparation:

1 – Prep ingredients. Spread meat out onto a large baking sheet and sprinkle with the corn flour.

2 – In a large cast iron or heavy pot, over medium high heat, heat pan and add 2 tablespoons each of the butter and olive oil.

3 – Add half of the floured meat to the pan and allow to brown, stirring occasionally, scraping the bottom up to keep browning even. Remove browned meat from pan with a spoon and place on a plate. Repeat this step with the remaining butter, olive oil and meat.

4 – Add the first browned meat back to the pot, along with the seasonings, stirring to incorporate.

5 – Add chopped onions and garlic, again stirring occasionally, scraping up the bottom. Allow the onions and garlic to cook for about 7 minutes.

6 – Add the broth and water to the pot, stirring again as above.

7 – Reduce heat to simmer and cover the pot.

8 – Place all of the diced chilies in a food processor (small ones work best) and chop. After peppers are a bit more chopped, add ½ cup of the pot liquids to the processor and blend again, creating more of a paste.

9 – Add the pepper paste to the pot, stir to incorporate and cover. Allow the chili to simmer for a couple of hours, stirring as above occasionally.

10 – When the meat is tender, add the brown sugar and lime juice. Stir to incorporate, and allow to simmer a few more minutes.

11 – Taste, and adjust seasoning to your taste, adding the cayenne if more heat is needed.

*My introduction to “RED”: On a trip headed south for a little winter quail hunting, we made a stop in San Antonio, at the Pearl restaurant. Listed on the menu was a bowl of “Red”. The waiter proudly informed us that it was real authentic Texas Chili, that it was all meat with no beans, and that the chef had just perfected their recipe. We ordered a cup to share – it was delicious. I was curious about the history of this famous Texas dish, so I did a little research.

As the waiter stated, the recipes I found for Texas chili were bean-less and loaded with onions and chilies. I learned a few other interesting facts including, that the chili pepper was not native to this continent. A Spaniard named Don Juan de Onate first brought chili peppers into New Mexico in 1598. They soon after became a staple throughout the southwest. It was later on around 1723, when Canary Island transplants had settled in San Antonio that the meat dish first became known. It was a replication from their homeland, made with local peppers, onions, garlic, and spices. This became know as a bowl of “Red”. Red chili soon became a favorite of the cowboys on the trail, with the camp cook using beef or buffalo. And, according to Lyndon Baines Johnson, “Chili concocted outside of Texas is usually a weak, apologetic imitation of the real thing.” I’m not so sure about that….
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/86324929-a-bowl-of-red-texas-style-chili

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Italian Buffalo Sausage and Mushroom Pizza

November 11, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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I love Pizza, And this week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is Buffalo Italian Sausage and Mushroom Pizza. It’s made with Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage. Included are the recipes for the Pizza, Pizza Dough, Basil Pesto, and Caramelized Onions. It’s another great recipe from Jill O’Brien of Wild Idea Buffalo. You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wide Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

Italian Buffalo Sausage and Mushroom Pizza (3 medium or 6 small pizza)
Who doesn’t love pizza? And good pizza is well – irresistible. This will require a little bit of time, but all the steps are super easy. Although I attempted my own pizza sauce, it just was not as good (and I tried many) as my favorite purchased brand, Mezzetti, which has a deep richness that I could not duplicate. For best results apply your toppings evenly and not too heavily. Baking the pizza can be done in a variety of ovens and the timelines for those are noted at the end of the recipe.

Ingredients:
* 1 – 1 lb. Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage
* 1 – recipe, pizza crust
* ½ – cup basil pesto
* 1 – cup pizza sauce *Mezzetti
* 1 ½ – cups mushrooms, sliced
* ¾ – cup caramelized onions
* 12 – ounces fresh mozzarella or substitute chevre with fennel pollen
* 9 – ounces parmesan, grated
* salt, pepper & chili flake to taste
* flour and cornmeal

Preparation:
1 -Prepare pizza dough per instructions below. Lightly flour work surface and your hands. Stretch and hold dough with one hand and form a fist with the other and place under the dough. Place on peel, baking sheet, or pizza stone that has been generously covered with flour or corn meal. Adjust shape with hands by stretching or scrunching dough into place.
2 – In a large saucepan over medium high heat, add the olive oil and crumble Buffalo Italian Sausage into pan. Lightly brown and stir occasionally breaking up sausage to desired pieces, about 4 minutes.
3 – Spread pizzas with basil pesto, followed by the pizza sauce.
4 – Top each pizza with desired amount of sliced mushrooms, caramelized onions, Buffalo Italian Sausage, mozzarella or chèvre, and parmesan cheese.
5 – Baking:
Outdoor Brick Ovens: Have heat at about 700°. Slide pizza off peel and bake in oven for about 4 minutes, rotating once or twice while baking.
* Indoor convection ovens: Place oven rack to lower level and preheat oven to as high as heat will go, 500° to 550°. Bake on pizza stone or baking sheet for 8 to 12 minutes depending on your heat.
* Gas Grill: Line gas grill rack low to flames with bricks and place bricks on upper grill rack if you have one. Place pizza stone on top of bricks (good old fashioned red bricks work great). Turn all burners to high heat and allow the grill to get very hot, so bricks are heated through, about 30 minutes. The bricks will help in retaining the heat and offer a more even cooking distribution. Slide pizza off of peel onto pizza stone and close grill lid. Bake, turning once for about 6 minutes.
* Remove pizza from oven or grill and place on a cutting board. Allow the pizza to rest for a few minutes before cutting. Season with chili flake as desired.

Pizza Dough (makes 3 medium or 6 large crusts) *Credit to Peter Reinhart.
This is fabulous dough! If not used for pizza it makes a great flatbread, brushed with a little pesto prior to baking.

Ingredients:
* 4½ – cups high protein flour (I used half Kernza whole grain flour & half organic bread flour)
* 1¾ – teaspoon salt
* 1 – teaspoon quick yeast
* 2 – tablespoons olive oil
* 1¾ – cup water, very cold
Preparation: In mixing bowl using a dough hook, sift flour, salt and yeast together. Add olive oil and water, scraping down sides as needed. Continue to mix for 6 minutes, stopping every two minutes to remove dough from the hook. Dust hands with flour and remove dough from mixer and place on flour dusted work surface. Knead dough for 1 to 2 minutes. Dough should spring back from touch. Divide into desired sizes and form into balls. Brush dough lightly with oil, place on lightly oiled baking sheet and cover loosely with saran or a plastic bag. Refrigerate for 8 hours or up to 3 days. Remove from refrigeration and allow to rest at room temperature for 4 hours. Proceed to Pizza instructions. *Dough can also be frozen for up to 3 months.

Basil Pesto
*I am not a ground pine nut fan, but if you are, add ¼ cup to ingredients.

Ingredients:
* 2 – cups fresh basil leaves, packed
* 2 – cups shredded parmesan cheese
* 3 – garlic cloves, chopped
* 1 – tsp. salt
* 1 – tsp. pepper (I like a little more)
* 2 – Tb. lemon juice
* 1 – cup olive oil
Preparation: Place all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth. Refrigerate.

Caramelized Onions

Ingredients:
* 1 – tablespoon butter
* 1 – tablespoon olive oil
* 2 – cups onions, diced
* 1 – tablespoons sugar+
* 1 – teaspoon balsamic vinegar
* season with salt and pepper
Preparation: Heat butter and oil in sauté pan over medium high heat. Add onions and sauté for 3 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and stir to incorporate. Reduce heat to low and stir occasionally. Cook for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/55992577-buffalo-italian-sausage-mushroom-pizza

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – BUFFALO and EGGPLANT PARMESAN CASSEROLE

November 4, 2020 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 BUFFALO and EGGPLANT PARMESAN CASSEROLE. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Eggplants, Olive Oil, Wild Idea Premium Ground Buffalo or Wild Idea Italian Buffalo Sausage, Garlic, Onion, Salt, Pepper, Oregano, Italian Style Stewed Tomatoes, and Panko Bread Crumbs. You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wide Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

BUFFALO and EGGPLANT PARMESAN
I have a new respect for eggplant… all it needed was a little boost of bison. This recipe gives you all the Eggplant Parmesan flavors you love, without all the steps. A new favorite, for your recipe box! (Serves 8).
For more Eggplant health benefits check out this terrific post:
http://www.well-beingsecrets.com/eggplant-health-benefits/

Ingredients:

3 – eggplants, sliced

2 – tablespoons olive oil

1 – pound Wild Idea Premium Ground Buffalo, or Wild Idea Italian Buffalo Sausage

3 – tablespoons garlic, chopped

1 – onion, chopped

2 – teaspoon salt

1 – tablespoon black pepper

1 – tablespoon oregano

28 – ounces Italian style stewed tomatoes, chopped

8 – ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced

1 – cup fresh basil, julienned

4 – ounces freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 – cup panko style bread crumbs *optional

Preperation:

1 – Pre-heat oven to broil, with top rack on second shelf.
2 – Arrange eggplants on a baking sheet and brush both sides with 1-tablespoon oil.
3 – Broil eggplant until lightly browned, about 4 minutes each side.
4 – Remove the roasted eggplant from oven and set aside. Reduce the oven temperature to 375°.
5 – In a sauté pan over medium high heat, heat remaining tablespoon of olive oil and crumble ground bison into pan.
6 -Brown the meat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, breaking larger pieces up.
7 – Add garlic, onion, salt, pepper, and oregano and continue to sauté for another 5 minutes.
8 – Add stewed tomatoes, mix together and bring to full heat.
9 – Reduce heat to simmer and allow sauce to reduce for 15 minutes.
10 – In a 9×13 pan place half of the eggplant on the bottom overlapping slightly. Layer with the bison tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, basil, and remaining eggplant.
11 – Bake at 375° for 30 minutes.
12 – Mix the Parmesan cheese with the breadcrumbs and sprinkle over the top of the casserole. Continue baking for 5 minutes, or until lightly browned.
13 – Serve with a tossed green salad for a complete, deliciously easy meal.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/54134529-buffalo-eggplant-parmesan-casserole

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – BUFFALO SLOPPY JOE’S

October 28, 2020 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 – BUFFALO SLOPPY JOE’S. Made using the Wild Idea Buffalo – PREMIUM GROUND BUFFALO. Sloppy Joe’s made healthier and still delicious! I use the PREMIUM GROUND BUFFALO when I make my Buffalo 3 Bean Chili. Using Buffalo makes everything better! You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wide Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

BUFFALO SLOPPY JOE’S
There is something about a Sloppy Joe that makes me feel like a kid again. It brings back fond memories of county fairs and the smell of roaster pans filled with this barbecue concoction. I like to make a batch up and have on hand when a hot sandwich is in order.
Ingredients:
2 – teaspoons olive oil
1 – onion, diced fine
2 – pounds Wild Idea Ground Buffalo
2 – teaspoons each: black pepper, cumin, mustard
1 – teaspoons each: salt, chili powder
2 – tablespoons brown sugar
1 – tablespoons garlic, chopped
¾ – cup ketchup
¾ – cup water
hamburger buns
pickles

Instructions:

1 – In heavy skillet over medium high heat, heat oil.
2 – Add chopped onion and sauté for 4 minutes.
3 – Crumble ground buffalo into pan, stirring together and breaking into smaller pieces. Add spices while meat is browning and stir in.
4 – When the meat is browned, add ketchup and water, stir to incorporate and let come to full heat.
5 – Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve on hamburger buns or smaller slider size buns.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/95037121-buffalo-sloppy-joes

 

 

 

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Buffalo Strips w/ Mushrooms, Potato Pancakes and Sugar Snap Peas

October 25, 2020 at 7:15 PM | Posted in Potato Pancakes, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Buffalo Strips w/ Mushrooms, Potato Pancakes and Sugar Snap Peas

 

 

For Breakfast I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin that I topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Only 49 degrees and cloudy out today, a good day to stay in. And I did after I picked up a grocery order from Kroger. With the increase of the China Flu I thought I would start to pick my groceries up. I just order online and schedule a time to pick them up. Did a load of laundry and a few chores around the house. For Dinner tonight Cast Iron Skillet Buffalo Strips w/ Sauteed Mushrooms, Potato Pancakes and Sugar Snap Peas.

 

To prepare them; I first Rinsed the Wild Idea Bison Steak Strips and pat them dry. I then added a light amount of Extra Light Olive Oil to them, making sure the Strips were completely covered on all sides. Then I seasoned them with Wild Idea Buffalo Omnivore Salt. The Omnivore Salt is a blend of Natural Sea Salt and Organic Spices. Then I left the Strips rest. Next I got a Cast Iron Skillet and added 1 tablespoon of the Extra Light Olive Oil, heated the Skillet on Medium High Heat.

 

Over Medium High heat, I cooked the Bison Strips for about 4 minutes, tossing to turn occasionally. I removed the Strips from the skillet into a bowl. I turned the Heat to Medium and then using the same Skillet I Sauteed some Mushrooms. I seasoned those with Ground Roast Cumin, Dried Parsley, Sea Salt, and Ground Black Pepper. Turning and tossing the Mushrooms often and for about 4 minutes. I removed them from the Skillet into a bowl. I used the same Skillet and Sauteed the Mushrooms.

 

For one side I prepared some Manischewitz Potato Pancake Mix, my favorite (Never made a cake I didn’t like!). Just add 2 Egg Beater’s (1/2 Cup), 2 1/4 Cups Water, to the mix stir and fry! Easy and makes one good Potato Pancake and their only 80 calories and 18 carbs per serving (3 Potato Pancakes). The whole family love’s these Potato Pancakes! They turn out so good and easy to reheat the leftovers.

 

For a side I prepared a bag of Mann’s Stringless Sugar Snap Peas. To prepare them I used a medium size skillet. I added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heated it on medium heat. As the skillet was heating I emptied the bag of Snap Peas into the skillet. Stirred a few times and cooked them for 5 minutes. Ready to serve. Very good Snap Peas, nice and full! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Chocolate Ice Cream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Wild Idea Buffalo – PREMIUM STEAK STRIPS
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. Available in a 12 oz. package.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/products/1-lb-premium-steak

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manischewitz Potato Pancake Mix

Directions Makes 18-24 pancakes. You Will Need: Medium bowl, 2 eggs, 2 1/4 cups cold water, vegetable oil, large skillet. 1. Mix: In a medium bowl, beat two eggs with a fork until blended. Add 2 1/4 cups cold water and mix well. Stir in the contents of this package. Allow batter to thicken for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir. 2. Fry: Drop tablespoons of batter into 1/8 inch hot vegetable oil in a large skillet and brown on both sides.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 3 cakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 80
Calories from Fat 10
Calories from Saturated Fat
Amount Per Serving and/or % Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g (1%)
Saturated Fat 0.5g (4%)
Polyunsaturated Fat
Monounsaturated Fat
Trans Fat 0g (0%)
Cholesterol 0mg (0%)
Sodium 500mg (21%)
Potassium
Total Carbohydrate 18g (6%)
Dietary Fiber 2g (9%)
http://www.manischewitz.com/sidesandmixesproducts.htm

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – PASTA ALLA CARRETTIERA WITH ITALIAN BUFFALO MEATBALLS WEDNESDAY

October 21, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | 1 Comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is a PASTA ALLA CARRETTIERA WITH ITALIAN BUFFALO MEATBALLS. Pasta with Buffalo Meatballs which are made using the Wild Idea Buffalo – Italian Buffalo Sausage. For the Pasta you could use Casarecce Pasta, Porcini Pasta, or thick Spaghetti. You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wide Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

PASTA ALLA CARRETTIERA WITH ITALIAN BUFFALO MEATBALLS
This dish is named after the people who drove food and wine carts in Italy. It is a slightly spicy red sauce, with garlic and basil, and is typically served over a thicker style of pasta. My favorite rendition of this dish also had hints of parsley and mint, which made for lingering, memorable flavors. After a little research, and substituting a few of the more difficult to find ingredients with like alternatives, I thought I might be able to come close to duplicating it. The only thing missing was Wild Idea’s artisan, Italian Buffalo Sausage, and I knew just where to go for that. This simple dish is packed with flavor and very easy to prepare. The perfect solution, for a stress free, delicious dinner! (Serves 4)

Ingredients:
1 – 1 lb. Italian Buffalo Sausage
3 – tablespoons olive oil
3 – cloves garlic, about 1 tablespoon
½ – teaspoon chili flake, or pepperoncino (dried Italian chili pepper)
½ – cup basil, finely chopped
2 – tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
1 – tablespoon mint, finely chopped
1 – 28 ounce can whole *San Marzano Tomatoes, flash processed, *they’re the best
1 – teaspoon salt
2 – teaspoons sugar
1 – lemon, juiced, about ¼ cup
1 – cup freshly grated, Parmigiano Reggiano, or Porcini cheese
1 – 12 ounce box of Casarecce pasta, Pici pasta, or thick Spaghetti, cooked el dente, reserve 1 cup pasta water

Preparation:
1) Divide Wild Idea Italian Buffalo sausage into 24 pieces and roll into meatballs. Pour one of the tablespoons of olive oil on a baking sheet and roll the meatballs in the oil. Cover and set-aside until you are ready to broil.
2) In a saucepan over medium heat, heat the remaining tablespoons of olive oil. Add the garlic, and toss or stir regularly, until tender, about 3 minutes.
3) Add the basil, parsley, and half of the mint to the pan. Sauté and stir for 1 minute.
4) Add the tomatoes, salt, sugar and lemon juice and stir to incorporate. Bring to a gentle boil, cook for 5 minutes and then add the remaining mint. *Sauce can be made ahead and reheated.
5) During step 4, or right before serving, place the prepped bison meatballs on the second rack from the top of a preheated broiler, and broil the meat balls for about 5 minutes or until nicely browned.
6) Simultaneously bring the reserved pasta water to a boil. Add the prepared pasta, and toss to reheat.
7) Drain pasta, transfer to a bowl and add ½ cup of the grated cheese. Toss to incorporate.
8) Place desired amounts of pasta on to plates and cover with ¾ cup or desired amount of sauce. Serve with the hot Italian Bison meatballs and garnish with remaining grated cheese and additional fresh herbs. Delizioso!
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/55157697-pasta-alla-carrettiera-with-italian-buffalo-meatballs

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo ITALIAN SAUSAGE 1 LB.

What do you get when you cross a bison and Italian spices? A way to indulge in a fantastic Italian Sausage, with fewer consequences. Tasting straight from the corner meat shop, it creates a healthier form of Italian dishes, without sacrificing a bit of flavor. Once you’ve tried it will be a staple in your house!
Ground sausage, not in links.

1 lb. package.

Ingredients: 100% Grass-fed Buffalo, Organic Spices: {Black Pepper, Crushed Red Pepper, Fennel Seeds, Garlic Powder, Oregano, Paprika} Red Wine Vinegar, Salt, Water.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/brats-sausages-hot-dogs/products/1-lb-italian-sausage

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