Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – JAMAICAN SOUP

July 27, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is a JAMAICAN SOUP. A Caribbean Soup loaded with plenty of flavor! You’ll be needing the Wild Idea Buffalo Chuck Roast, Olive Oil, Jerk Seasoning (recipe included), Buffalo Bone Broth, Water, Yams, Carrots, Celery, Onion, Black Beans, and Cilantro. Also included is a recipe for the Jerk Seasoning. You can find this recipe and purchase any of the Wild Idea Buffalo Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

JAMAICAN SOUP
Take the chill off with a taste of the Caribbean. Loaded with flavor, vegetables and goodness. This is one for the recipe file!

Ingredients:

1 – 3 lb. Wild Idea Buffalo Chuck Roast, remove netting, rinse and pat dry

2 – tablespoons olive oil

4 – tablespoons jerk seasoning

4 – cups buffalo bone broth or organic chicken broth

2 – cups water

4 – cups yams, chopped

3 – cups carrots, chopped

2 – cups celery, chopped

2 – cups onion, chopped

1 – can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 – head cilantro, chopped

Preparation:

1 – Preheat oven to 500°. While oven is heating roll the roast in two tablespoons of the oil and rub with 2 tablespoons of jerk seasoning in a heavy pot.
2 – Place the pot in the preheated oven and roast uncovered for 15 minutes.
Add two cups of broth and one cup of water to the pot and continue to cook for 10 additional minutes.
3 – Reduce the oven temperature to 350°, cover the pot and continue to roast for 2½ hours.
4 – Toss the chopped vegetables (except the cilantro) with the remaining two tablespoons of jerk seasonings. Cover and set aside.
5 – Remove the pot from the oven and turn the roast over in the juices. Cover and allow it to rest for 10 minutes.
6 – Remove the roast from the juices and place on a cutting board. Place the pot with the juices on the stovetop over medium high heat and add the prepped vegetables.
7 – Chop or pull the meat apart and add back to the pot.
8 – Once the soup reaches a full boil, reduce heat to simmer until vegetables are tender. About 20 minutes.
9 – Add the black beans and the cilantro and stir to incorporate.
10 – Taste and season to your liking. (I added another teaspoon of salt.)
11 – Serve and accompany with crusty bread.

Jerk Seasoning

A wonderful aromatic blend of spices with a little kick!
Ingredients:

1 – tablespoon onion powder

1 – tablespoon garlic powder

1 – tablespoon brown sugar

2 – teaspoon red pepper flake

2 – teaspoons salt

1 – teaspoon black pepper

1 – teaspoon allspice

1 – teaspoon cumin

1 – teaspoon thyme

1 – teaspoon paprika

1 – teaspoon crushed fennel

½ – teaspoon cinnamon

½ – teaspoon ginger

* Sift spices together and store until needed.
Photo Credit: Jill O’Brien
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/jamaican-soup

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – BRAISED CHUCK ROAST IN MILK GRAVY

April 20, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is a BRAISED CHUCK ROAST IN MILK GRAVY. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Wild Idea Buffalo Chuck Roast, Salt, Olive Oil, Leeks, Garlic Cloves, Black Pepper, Thyme Sprigs, Sage, Rosemary, Whole Milk, and Lemon Zest. You can find this recipe and purchase any of the Wild Idea Buffalo Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

BRAISED CHUCK ROAST IN MILK GRAVY
This recipe was featured in the New York Times and was inspired by the late Italian chef, Marcella Hazen. A classic Italian dish called “Maiale al Latte” (braised in milk). Although I could imagine the flavors, the appearance is less than appetizing as the milk curdles as it cooks. In today’s world with modern appliances, I knew that could be rectified. My modifications will give you a nice silky milk gravy that you will want to pour on just about everything! You can find the NYT recipe.

Ingredients: (serves 8)

3 – pound Wild Idea Buffalo Chuck Roast, netting removed, rinsed & patted dry
1 – tablespoon salt
4 – tablespoons olive oil
2 – leeks, halved lengthwise & thinly sliced (white & light green parts only)
10 – garlic cloves, smashed & peeled
1 – tablespoon black pepper
4 – sprigs fresh thyme
4 – sprigs fresh sage
2 – sprigs fresh rosemary
5 – cups whole milk
3 – strips of fresh lemon zest, plus lemon wedges for serving
Asparagus and Peas

Preparation:

1 – Preheat oven to 350°.
2 – Cut Chuck Roast into 8 pieces and season with the salt.
3 – In a heavy pot, over medium high heat, add 2 tablespoons of oil. Swirl the pan to coat and add 4 pieces of the roast, snugging the pieces up to the edges of the pan. Brown, turning once, then remove pieces and place in a deep side baking dish. Repeat with the remaining oil and meat.
4 – Add the onions, garlic & black pepper to the pot and stir, scrapping up the bits from the bottom.
5 – Add the fresh herbs and the milk and bring to a light boil, stirring occasionally.
6 – Pour the hot milk mixture over the meat, add lemon peel and cover the baking dish tightly with either a lid or foil.
7 – Place in the hot oven and braise for 2.5 hours.
8 – Remove from the oven and turn the meat so that the top is now emersed in the curdled milk. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
9 – Remove roast pieces from the milk and transfer to a bowl. Cover.
10 – Drag a slotted or holed spoon through the milk a few times, removing the fresh herb sticks from the milk. Pour the milk back into the heavy pot you started with and place over medium high heat. Bring the milk to a low boil and stir occasionally for about 20 minutes. This will caramelize the milk a bit as well as reduce it.
11 – When the caramelized color you would like is achieved, pour the hot milk, with the onions, garlic & herbs leaves into a blender. Cover but leave the top spout open, but covered with a thin dish towel. This will allow the heat to escape when blending. Pulse blend (start/stop) until you have a smooth gravy.
12 – Cut the 8 pieces of braised meat in half and place in a deep/sided serving dish. Place steamed asparagus and peas around the edges and pour the hot gravy over the top.
13 – Garnish with lemon wedges and fresh herbs. Serve immediately and accompany with crusty bread.
This can be served over pasta or mashed potatoes too for heartier appetites. You will also have leftover gravy, but as mentioned it’s so good you will find other uses for it. Maybe try on an Open-Faced Hot Hamburger Sandwich…

Photo Credit: Jill O’Brien
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/braised-chuck-roast-in-milk-gravy

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Buffalo Pot Roast

November 10, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is a Buffalo Pot Roast. It’s a Fall/Winter Comfort Food Classic – Buffalo Pot Roast! Made using the Wild Idea Buffalo Chuck Roast. You can find this recipe and purchase any of the Wild Idea Buffalo Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

Buffalo Pot Roast
Nothing represents “comfort food” more than a traditional pot roast. Wild Idea’s 100% grass-fed, rich and slightly sweet bison roast, braised until tender and juicy, nestled in a bed of potatoes and carrots, and covered with pan gravy, says it all! Always a favorite, but this savory, one pot meal is a wonderful way to welcome the fall! (Serves 6 to 8)

Ingredients:
1 – 3 pound Wild Idea Buffalo 3 Lbs. Chuck Roast
2 – tablespoons olive oil
2 – teaspoons sea salt
2 – teaspoons black pepper
2 – teaspoons garlic powder
2 – teaspoons thyme, or two to three sprigs fresh thyme *I use half fresh & half-dried.
1 – teaspoon rosemary, or one to two small fresh sprigs *I use half fresh & half-dried.
1 – teaspoon oregano, or one sprig oregano *I use half fresh & half-dried.
2 – onions, 1 diced and 1 quartered
1 to 2 tomatoes, coarse chopped
5 – cups buffalo, vegetable or organic beef stock
2 – bay leaves
6 – potatoes, quartered
3 – celery stalks, quartered
4 to 6 – carrots, peeled and quartered
½ – cup red wine
1 – tablespoon corn starch, or more if needed

Preparation:

1) Preheat oven to 225°. Rinse bison roast, pat dry and remove string. *Removing string is optional; I usually remove for this preparation, so I don’t loose the seasoning in removing after cooking.

2) Mix all the dried seasonings together. Rub the roast with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, and rub the dried seasoning into the roast.

3) In a heavy pot over high heat, heat the remaining tablespoon of the olive oil. Place the seasoned roast into the hot oil and brown for 5 minutes. Turn roast 3 times, searing for 5 minutes each. *Positioning roast up against the pan sidewalls will help in browning the whole roast.

4) Move the roast to the side and add the chopped onions, lifting the roast so onions cover the bottom and stir occasionally. Allow the onions to cook for about 5 minutes.

5) Add the chopped tomatoes around the roast, the bay leaf, and pour in the stock. Let the stock come to a full boil, then cover and turn off the heat.

6) Transfer covered roast into the preheated oven on the middle rack. Braise the buffalo pot roast for 6 hours.

7) During the last half hour of cooking, add the potatoes, pushing them down into the juices. Cover and increase heat to 375°.

8) Cook the potatoes for 15 minutes, then, add the celery, onion, and carrots. Cover and cook for an additional 15 minutes. Check the vegetables to insure they are cooked through, but still slightly firm. Continue to cook for a few more minutes if needed.

9) Remove the pot roast from the oven, and transfer the roast and the vegetables to a cutting board or platter. Cover with foil.

10) Place the pot with the juices on the stovetop over medium high heat. Bring to a boil. Mix the cornstarch into the wine, and whisk into the bubbling pan juices. If the gravy is not to your desired thickness add more wine/cornstarch mix, until desired consistency is achieved. Season to taste.

11) Carve the roast and pass with gravy and crusty bread.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/54660929-buffalo-pot-roast

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – JAMAICAN SOUP

April 28, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is a JAMAICAN SOUP. A Caribbean Soup loaded with plenty of flavor! You’ll be needing the Wild Idea Buffalo Chuck Roast, Olive Oil, Jerk Seasoning (recipe included), Buffalo Bone Broth, Water, Yams, Carrots, Celery, Onion, Black Beans, and Cilantro. Also included is a recipe for the Jerk Seasoning. You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

JAMAICAN SOUP
Take the chill off with a taste of the Caribbean. Loaded with flavor, vegetables and goodness. This is one for the recipe file!

Ingredients:

1 – 3 lb. Wild Idea Buffalo Chuck Roast, remove netting, rinse and pat dry

2 – tablespoons olive oil

4 – tablespoons jerk seasoning

4 – cups buffalo bone broth or organic chicken broth

2 – cups water

4 – cups yams, chopped

3 – cups carrots, chopped

2 – cups celery, chopped

2 – cups onion, chopped

1 – can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 – head cilantro, chopped

Preparation:

1 – Preheat oven to 500°. While oven is heating roll the roast in two tablespoons of the oil and rub with 2 tablespoons of jerk seasoning in a heavy pot.
2 – Place the pot in the preheated oven and roast uncovered for 15 minutes.
Add two cups of broth and one cup of water to the pot and continue to cook for 10 additional minutes.
3 – Reduce the oven temperature to 350°, cover the pot and continue to roast for 2½ hours.
4 – Toss the chopped vegetables (except the cilantro) with the remaining two tablespoons of jerk seasonings. Cover and set aside.
5 – Remove the pot from the oven and turn the roast over in the juices. Cover and allow it to rest for 10 minutes.
6 – Remove the roast from the juices and place on a cutting board. Place the pot with the juices on the stovetop over medium high heat and add the prepped vegetables.
7 – Chop or pull the meat apart and add back to the pot.
8 – Once the soup reaches a full boil, reduce heat to simmer until vegetables are tender. About 20 minutes.
9 – Add the black beans and the cilantro and stir to incorporate.
10 – Taste and season to your liking. (I added another teaspoon of salt.)
11 – Serve and accompany with crusty bread.

Jerk Seasoning

A wonderful aromatic blend of spices with a little kick!
Ingredients:

1 – tablespoon onion powder

1 – tablespoon garlic powder

1 – tablespoon brown sugar

2 – teaspoon red pepper flake

2 – teaspoons salt

1 – teaspoon black pepper

1 – teaspoon allspice

1 – teaspoon cumin

1 – teaspoon thyme

1 – teaspoon paprika

1 – teaspoon crushed fennel

½ – teaspoon cinnamon

½ – teaspoon ginger

* Sift spices together and store until needed.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/jamaican-soup

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 – JAMAICAN SOUP

February 12, 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 a JAMAICAN SOUP. A Caribbean Soup loaded with plenty of flavor! You’ll be needing the Wild Idea Buffalo Chuck Roast, Olive Oil, Jerk Seasoning (recipe included), Buffalo Bone Broth, Water, Yams, Carrots, Celery, Onion, Black Beans, and Cilantro. Also included is a recipe for the Jerk Seasoning. You can find this recipe or purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Chuck Roast along with all the Wild Idea Products. I just placed a large order over the weekend! Well Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

JAMAICAN SOUP
Take the chill off with a taste of the Caribbean. Loaded with flavor, vegetables and goodness. This is one for the recipe file!

Ingredients:

1 – 3 lb. Wild Idea Buffalo Chuck Roast, remove netting, rinse and pat dry

2 – tablespoons olive oil

4 – tablespoons jerk seasoning

4 – cups buffalo bone broth or organic chicken broth

2 – cups water

4 – cups yams, chopped

3 – cups carrots, chopped

2 – cups celery, chopped

2 – cups onion, chopped

1 – can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 – head cilantro, chopped

Preparation:

1 – Preheat oven to 500°. While oven is heating roll the roast in two tablespoons of the oil and rub with 2 tablespoons of jerk seasoning in a heavy pot.
2 – Place the pot in the preheated oven and roast uncovered for 15 minutes.
Add two cups of broth and one cup of water to the pot and continue to cook for 10 additional minutes.
3 – Reduce the oven temperature to 350°, cover the pot and continue to roast for 2½ hours.
4 – Toss the chopped vegetables (except the cilantro) with the remaining two tablespoons of jerk seasonings. Cover and set aside.
5 – Remove the pot from the oven and turn the roast over in the juices. Cover and allow it to rest for 10 minutes.
6 – Remove the roast from the juices and place on a cutting board. Place the pot with the juices on the stovetop over medium high heat and add the prepped vegetables.
7 – Chop or pull the meat apart and add back to the pot.
8 – Once the soup reaches a full boil, reduce heat to simmer until vegetables are tender. About 20 minutes.
9 – Add the black beans and the cilantro and stir to incorporate.
10 – Taste and season to your liking. (I added another teaspoon of salt.)
11 – Serve and accompany with crusty bread.

Jerk Seasoning

A wonderful aromatic blend of spices with a little kick!
Ingredients:

1 – tablespoon onion powder

1 – tablespoon garlic powder

1 – tablespoon brown sugar

2 – teaspoon red pepper flake

2 – teaspoons salt

1 – teaspoon black pepper

1 – teaspoon allspice

1 – teaspoon cumin

1 – teaspoon thyme

1 – teaspoon paprika

1 – teaspoon crushed fennel

½ – teaspoon cinnamon

½ – teaspoon ginger

* Sift spices together and store until needed.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/jamaican-soup

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – TEXAS RED CHILI

December 11, 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 is – 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 or purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Chuck Roast along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. Just love the Fall and Winter Seasons, it just seems to elevate all the Chili, Soup, or Stew recipes to a different flavor level! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! 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 – Buffalo Pot Roast

November 20, 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 is a Buffalo Pot Roast. It’s a Winter Comfort Food Classic – Buffalo Pot Roast! Made using the Wild Idea Buffalo Chuck Roast. You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Chuck Roast along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

 

Buffalo Pot Roast
Nothing represents “comfort food” more than a traditional pot roast. Wild Idea’s 100% grass-fed, rich and slightly sweet bison roast, braised until tender and juicy, nestled in a bed of potatoes and carrots, and covered with pan gravy, says it all! Always a favorite, but this savory, one pot meal is a wonderful way to welcome the fall! (Serves 6 to 8)

Ingredients:
1 – 3 pound Wild Idea Buffalo 3 Lbs. Chuck Roast
2 – tablespoons olive oil
2 – teaspoons sea salt
2 – teaspoons black pepper
2 – teaspoons garlic powder
2 – teaspoons thyme, or two to three sprigs fresh thyme *I use half fresh & half-dried.
1 – teaspoon rosemary, or one to two small fresh sprigs *I use half fresh & half-dried.
1 – teaspoon oregano, or one sprig oregano *I use half fresh & half-dried.
2 – onions, 1 diced and 1 quartered
1 to 2 tomatoes, coarse chopped
5 – cups buffalo, vegetable or organic beef stock
2 – bay leaves
6 – potatoes, quartered
3 – celery stalks, quartered
4 to 6 – carrots, peeled and quartered
½ – cup red wine
1 – tablespoon corn starch, or more if needed

Preparation:

1) Preheat oven to 225°. Rinse bison roast, pat dry and remove string. *Removing string is optional; I usually remove for this preparation, so I don’t loose the seasoning in removing after cooking.

2) Mix all the dried seasonings together. Rub the roast with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, and rub the dried seasoning into the roast.

3) In a heavy pot over high heat, heat the remaining tablespoon of the olive oil. Place the seasoned roast into the hot oil and brown for 5 minutes. Turn roast 3 times, searing for 5 minutes each. *Positioning roast up against the pan sidewalls will help in browning the whole roast.

4) Move the roast to the side and add the chopped onions, lifting the roast so onions cover the bottom and stir occasionally. Allow the onions to cook for about 5 minutes.

5) Add the chopped tomatoes around the roast, the bay leaf, and pour in the stock. Let the stock come to a full boil, then cover and turn off the heat.

6) Transfer covered roast into the preheated oven on the middle rack. Braise the buffalo pot roast for 6 hours.

7) During the last half hour of cooking, add the potatoes, pushing them down into the juices. Cover and increase heat to 375°.

8) Cook the potatoes for 15 minutes, then, add the celery, onion, and carrots. Cover and cook for an additional 15 minutes. Check the vegetables to insure they are cooked through, but still slightly firm. Continue to cook for a few more minutes if needed.

9) Remove the pot roast from the oven, and transfer the roast and the vegetables to a cutting board or platter. Cover with foil.

10) Place the pot with the juices on the stovetop over medium high heat. Bring to a boil. Mix the cornstarch into the wine, and whisk into the bubbling pan juices. If the gravy is not to your desired thickness add more wine/cornstarch mix, until desired consistency is achieved. Season to taste.

11) Carve the roast and pass with gravy and crusty bread.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/thanksgiving-recipes

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Buffalo Pot Roast

November 28, 2018 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is a Buffalo Pot Roast. It’s a Winter Comfort Food Classic – Buffalo Pot Roast! Made using the Wild Idea Buffalo Chuck Roast. You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Chuck Roast along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

Nothing represents “comfort food” more than a traditional pot roast. Wild Idea’s 100% grass-fed, rich and slightly sweet bison roast, braised until tender and juicy, nestled in a bed of potatoes and carrots, and covered with pan gravy, says it all! Always a favorite, but this savory, one pot meal is a wonderful way to welcome the fall! (Serves 6 to 8)

Ingredients:
1 – 3 pound Wild Idea Buffalo 3 Lbs. Chuck Roast
2 – tablespoons olive oil
2 – teaspoons sea salt
2 – teaspoons black pepper
2 – teaspoons garlic powder
2 – teaspoons thyme, or two to three sprigs fresh thyme *I use half fresh & half-dried.
1 – teaspoon rosemary, or one to two small fresh sprigs *I use half fresh & half-dried.
1 – teaspoon oregano, or one sprig oregano *I use half fresh & half-dried.
2 – onions, 1 diced and 1 quartered
1 to 2 tomatoes, coarse chopped
5 – cups buffalo, vegetable or organic beef stock
2 – bay leaves
6 – potatoes, quartered
3 – celery stalks, quartered
4 to 6 – carrots, peeled and quartered
½ – cup red wine
1 – tablespoon corn starch, or more if needed

Preparation:

1) Preheat oven to 225°. Rinse bison roast, pat dry and remove string. *Removing string is optional; I usually remove for this preparation, so I don’t loose the seasoning in removing after cooking.

2) Mix all the dried seasonings together. Rub the roast with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, and rub the dried seasoning into the roast.

3) In a heavy pot over high heat, heat the remaining tablespoon of the olive oil. Place the seasoned roast into the hot oil and brown for 5 minutes. Turn roast 3 times, searing for 5 minutes each. *Positioning roast up against the pan sidewalls will help in browning the whole roast.

4) Move the roast to the side and add the chopped onions, lifting the roast so onions cover the bottom and stir occasionally. Allow the onions to cook for about 5 minutes.

5) Add the chopped tomatoes around the roast, the bay leaf, and pour in the stock. Let the stock come to a full boil, then cover and turn off the heat.

6) Transfer covered roast into the preheated oven on the middle rack. Braise the buffalo pot roast for 6 hours.

7) During the last half hour of cooking, add the potatoes, pushing them down into the juices. Cover and increase heat to 375°.

8) Cook the potatoes for 15 minutes, then, add the celery, onion, and carrots. Cover and cook for an additional 15 minutes. Check the vegetables to insure they are cooked through, but still slightly firm. Continue to cook for a few more minutes if needed.

9) Remove the pot roast from the oven, and transfer the roast and the vegetables to a cutting board or platter. Cover with foil.

10) Place the pot with the juices on the stovetop over medium high heat. Bring to a boil. Mix the cornstarch into the wine, and whisk into the bubbling pan juices. If the gravy is not to your desired thickness add more wine/cornstarch mix, until desired consistency is achieved. Season to taste.

11) Carve the roast and pass with gravy and crusty bread.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/54660929-buffalo-pot-roast

It’s Chili, Soup, or Stew Saturday….TEXAS RED CHILI SATURDAY

October 20, 2018 at 3:46 PM | Posted in It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Soup, or Stew Saturday is a recipe from the Wild Idea Buffalo website (https://wildideabuffalo.com/), 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 purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Chuck Roast and find this recipe back at the Wild Idea Buffalo website, be sure to check the site out for more recipes Wild Idea specials! Just love the Fall Season, it elevates all the Chili, Soup, or Stew recipes to a different flavor level! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018!

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 to 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

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.

https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/86324929-a-bowl-of-red-texas-style-chili

 

*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….

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