One of America’s Favorites – Buffalo Burger

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A buffalo burger and sweet potato fries

Buffalo burgers are hamburgers made with meat from the water buffalo, beefalo or American bison (Bison bison).

 

 

 

 

 

Author Dan O’ Brien said that buffalo meat is sweet and tender and has a unique taste. He also said that it has to be prepared as carefully as fresh fish. The magazine Women’s Health said that the taste of beef burgers and buffalo burgers is almost indistinguishable, but that buffalo burgers are a bit sweeter and more tender. It normally costs more than beef.

Frozen buffalo burger patties

Buffalo burgers have less cholesterol, less fat, and less food energy than burgers made from beef or chicken. The American Heart Association recommended buffalo burgers in 1997 as more heart-healthy than chicken or beef. The burger is high in nutrients such as protein, zinc, and vitamin B12. Buffalo burgers are more healthy than beef because bison do not store as much fat as cattle. An 85-gram (3-ounce) serving of buffalo meat has 390 kilojoules (93 kilocalories) and 1.8 g of fat compared to 770 kJ (183 kcal) and 8.7 g of fat in the same serving as beef. A recipe for simple buffalo burgers was listed in Men’s Health Muscle Chow. The magazine EatingWell came up with a buffalo burger recipe that is low in cholesterol and high in calcium.

 

 

 

* I switched from Beef to Buffalo/Bison many years ago after I found out I had Diabetes 2. Buffalo is healthier and the tastes and flavors can’t compare. My favorite is from Wild Idea Buffalo, I’m a long time customer (https://wildideabuffalo.com/) .

 

 

 

10 Facts about Bison

August 4, 2013 at 10:03 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | 2 Comments
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It’s all about the Bison!

 

 

10 Facts about Bison
By: Henry Palmer

1. Bison are the largest land animal in North America. A male bison, or bull, can reach a weight of 2400 lbs. A female bison, or cow, weighs between 900-1200 lbs. Bison range in heights between 5 and 6.5 feet tall.

2. All bison have horns, not just the males, which they use to help forage for food and for defense.

3. Bison can live up to 25 years old.

4. Bison consume approximately 30 lbs. of roughage a day.

5. Bison need approximately 30 acres per animal to roam and feed on. They are not stationary while feeding, but rather continually move as they consume prairie grasses and roughage thus preventing overgrazing.

6. Female bison, or cows, typically begin calving at 3 years of age. They will have on average 1 calf per year for up to 17 years, with a gestation period of 9½ months. A calf will stay with its mother for 2 years if possible.

7. Bison spend time in family units within the herd, usually numbering between 12-24 individuals. Bulls, however, are only typically found in the herd during breeding season.

8. Bison on average can run up to 30mph. Their speed along with their incredible size can make bison a formidable force for predators.

9. Bison will grow a new coat annually. Their coat is made up of course outer guard hairs and a soft undercoat. Bison need their thick coats to help protect them from severe weather during long winters.

10. Bison are a keystone species of the Great Plains and critical to the health of the prairie ecosystem. Their presence in an area allows the land and other species to thrive.

http://wildideabuffalo.com/2013/facts-about-bison/

National Bison Association

May 18, 2012 at 10:44 AM | Posted in bison, diabetes friendly, grilling, low calorie, low carb | Leave a comment
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For all you Bison Lovers out there, like myself, here’s a great web site on Bison http://www.bisoncentral.com/home It has everything you want to know about bison from where to buy it, nutrition, and even recipes. When you get time check it out.

Cooking Tips

Here is an excerpt from the Buffalo is Heart Healthy cookbook, available exclusively through the National Bison Association.

“Although buffalo meat is similar to beef, it needs to be handled and cooked differently. You will find most recipes for other red meats can be adapted to buffalo. The important things to remember are, DO NOT OVERCOOK!!!, and, do not let the meat dry out.

Remember “low and slow.” Cook buffalo meat to the same doneness that you prefer in beef. We recommend medium. Overcooked or dried out buffalo meat will bring you the same results as other meats that are overcooked – something nearly as palatable as an old boot. If you must have your meat well done, consider one of the very low temperature (180-200 degrees) recipes, where the meat is cooked for 10 hours or more. Very slow, moist heat works especially well with the less tender cuts of buffalo, such as chuck. There is nothing to compare with a buffalo chuck roast cooked all day in a slow cooker. With slow cooking, you do not have to worry about overcooking, let it cook until it falls apart.

For steak or burgers, medium heat is recommended and it is even more important to not …

Read the entire article by clicking the link below:

http://www.bisoncentral.com/cooking-bison/cooking-tips

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