Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – BUFFALO TORTILLA SOUP

September 15, 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 – BUFFALO TORTILLA SOUP. Made using one of my favorites, the Wild Idea PULLED BUFFALO CHUCK ROAST. This is so delicious! Seasoned just right and it just melts in your mouth. So it’s a Tortilla Soup with a twist. Below is the full recipe and also a link to purchase the PULLED 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 TORTILLA SOUP
This traditional Mexican soup takes on a whole new “el yumo” taste with our easy to use, heat and eat Pulled Buffalo Chuck Roast. My recipe is simple, but I promise it will not disappoint! I do have one warning though, when making the tortilla strips, be sure to have celery sticks close at hand to try to keep you from eating all of the hot, limed & salted crispy strips! No guarantee’s on that though. *Recipe can easily be halved.

Ingredients:
2 – 1 pound, Heat & Eat Wild Idea Buffalo Pulled Chuck Roast
½ – cup coconut oil, or other oil
10 – corn tortillas, 4 – cut into strips & 6 – quartered
2 – onions, coarse chopped
8 – whole garlic cloves, peeled
2 – whole dried pasilla chiles, de-stemmed, seeded, and coarse chopped
1 – tablespoon cumin
1 – teaspoon coriander
1 – teaspoon cardamom
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – quart tomatoes (blackened, or canned)
2 – quarts organic chicken broth
1 – lime, halved

Toppings:
1 to 2 – avocado, peeled, seeded, and chopped
4 – ounces Queso Chihuahua, shredded
½ – cup cilantro, chopped
1 – lime, cut into wedges

Preparation:

1 – In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium high heat.
2 – Add ¼ of the tortillas strips and fry until crispy, about 3 minutes. Remove from oil and place on a brown bag, sprinkle with salt and a squeeze of lime. Repeat until all of the strips are cooked.
3 – Transfer 1 tablespoon of the oil used to fry tortillas into a soup pot, over medium high heat.
4 – Add the onions, garlic, chilies, and seasonings to the pot. Allow vegetables to lightly brown, stirring occasionally.
5 – Add the tomatoes, broth, and remaining 6 tortillas and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for about one hour.
6 – Remove from heat and let set for half an hour.
7 – Transfer the soup to a blender in batches and mix until smooth. Return soup to medium high heat and bring to a gentle boil.
8 – Add the two packages of the Pulled Buffalo Chuck Roast and and stir to incorporate. Heat for 5 minutes, then stir in the juice of half of a fresh lime and season to taste.
9 – To serve, ladle soup into bowls, top with crispy tortillas strips, avocado, grated cheese, and fresh cilantro. Accompany with fresh lime wedges.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/99164161-buffalo-tortilla-soup

 

 

WILD IDEA PULLED BUFFALO CHUCK ROAST 1 LB.
We rub our Pulled Buffalo Chuck Roast with our very own Wild Idea blend of Mexican seasonings and then slowly braise the meat until it’s fall apart tender. We have done all the work for you, so all you need to do is “heat and eat!” Use Wild Idea Pulled Buffalo Chuck Roast in all of your favorite Mexican dishes like tacos, enchiladas, and quesadillas. Or you can add your favorite barbecue sauce for great tasting B.B.Q. sandwiches!

1 lb. package.

Ingredients: 100% Grass-fed Buffalo, Organic: Apple Cider, Lime Juice, Onion Powder, Cumin, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Chili Powder, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Oregano, Cayenne Pepper
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/ranch-kitchen/products/pulled-buffalo-chuck-roast

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

September 8, 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 – PAPPARDELLE AND PESTO MEATBALLS. Take your Spaghetti and Meatballs to a new level by using Pappardelle Noodles in place of the Spaghetti and by making Buffalo Meatballs in place of the normal Meatballs you use. Also included is a Tomato Sauce and Pesto sauce recipes. To make the Meatballs you’ll be using Wild Idea Ground Buffalo. You can find this recipe and purchase any of the Wild Idea Buffalo Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

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

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

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

Preparation:

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

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

Preparation:

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

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

Preparation:

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

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

Entrée Assembly:

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

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

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

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

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – BUFFALO WELLINGTON

September 1, 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 BUFFALO WELLINGTON. To make this week’s recipe you can use either the Wild Idea Buffalo Tenderloin Steaks or Top Sirloin Steaks. Included are the recipes for a Pate and Marsala or Madiera Sauce. Better than Beef Wellington, it’s Buffalo Wellington! 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 WELLINGTON
(serves 6 to 8)

The traditional Wellington is typically made using the Tenderloin cut and Foie Grois Pate. I find this dish plenty rich without the Foie Gras and prepare a savory vegetable pate instead. You can prepare using whole Tenderloin, or my favorite is using individual pre-cut steaks (Tenderloin or Top Sirloin steaks work well), creating the perfect portion. Another option for hors d’oeuvres, is using our Tenderloin Tips, for a delicious pop in your mouth Petite Wellingtons.

Ingredients:

6 or 8 – 5oz. to 8oz. Tenderloin Steaks or Top Sirloin Steaks, rinsed and patted dry
1 Tb. olive oil
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
2 to 4 sheets Puff Pastry, thawed (4 serving per sheet for 5oz steaks, 2 servings per sheet for 8oz. You may have some scraps left over.)

Ingredients for Pate: (Makes enough for 8 Steaks, or 1 whole Tenderloin. Left overs can be tossed with rice or used in a soup at a later time.)

4 Tb. butter
1 cup onion, diced
4 medium cloves garlic, chopped
½ cup carrot, shopped and flash processed
½ cup celery, chopped and flash processed
2 cups mushrooms, diced
2 cups mushrooms, sliced
1 tsp. fresh rosemary, minced
2 tsp. dry thyme
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1½ cup’s dry sherry
½ cup red wine

Preparation:

1 – Rub individual steaks with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
2 – Heat heavy sauté pan over medium high heat and place prepped steaks in hot pan.
3 – Brown for 1 minute each side for 5 oz. cut or 2 minutes each side for 8oz. cut.
4 – Remove from pan, and set aside, loosely covered with saran.
5 – Return pan to heat and add butter, onion, garlic, carrots, celery and seasonings. Sauté for 6 minutes.
6 – Add chopped mushrooms and continue to sauté for an additional 4 minutes.
7 – Fold in remaining sliced mushrooms and sauté for 2 minutes.
8 – Deglaze pan with sherry and bring to full heat. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer until liquids are almost gone, about 10 minutes.
9 – Add red wine and simmer until all liquids are gone, but pate is still moist.
10 – Remove pate from pan and allow it to come to room temperature. Reserve pan, do not wash.
11 – Cut puff pastry into squares, roll out lightly or stretch gently with hands.
12 – To assemble pat juices away with paper towel from the bottom of prepared steaks and place in the center of the pastry. Top steaks with desired amount of vegetable pate. Pull two opposite pastry corners up and over steak and pate, folding in sides. Pinch pastry together, right below pastry corner, leaving a leaf like tab. Repeat with the other two corners. Pinch all together at top, pulling on pastry corners to create a leaf like design. Place Wellingtons on lightly oiled baking sheet or non-stick baking sheet. Wellingtons can be loosely covered with saran wrap and placed in the refrigerator until ready to bake, for up to 2 hours.
13 – Pre-heat oven to 475*. Place Wellingtons in hot oven and bake until pastry is golden brown, 7 to 10 minutes.
Serve with wild rice and Wine Sauce.

Ingredients for Marsala or Madiera Sauce:

2 Tb. butter
1 cup sliced mushrooms
2 cups Dry Marsala, Dry Madeira or lighter bodied red wine
2 cups buffalo or organic beef stock
1 Tb. arrowroot

Preparation:

Return sauté pan to medium high heat and add the butter. While butter is melting, scrape up the brown bits from the bottom. Add mushrooms and sauté for a few minutes. Add wine and stock, and bring to full heat. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer until liquids have reduced to half. Turn heat back to medium high. Mix arrowroot with ¼ cup cold water and whisk into hot sauce. Reduce heat to low. Season to taste. Serve immediately or remove from heat and reheat for later use.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/93350785-buffalo-wellington

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – SAUSAGE STUFFED RAVIOLI

August 25, 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 SAUSAGE STUFFED RAVIOLI. Made using Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage along with Cremini Mushrooms, Pecorino Romano or Parmesano Reggiano Cheese, Cream, and Green Onions. A Recipe sure to please all! 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/

SAUSAGE STUFFED RAVIOLI
A month ago I had the privilege of spending a couple of weeks in Italy. One of my favorite pasta dishes while I was there was a sausage and mushroom stuffed ravioli with sage butter. After about two weeks of being home I gave into my cravings and gave making homemade pasta another try. I won’t lie, it is a little tricky, but once you have the hang of it, it gets a little easier. The end result wasn’t as perfect as what I was served, but it was delicious and my family loved it. Note, I made a smaller batch, which made about 50 ravioli’s, but the recipe could easily be doubled. And, if made ahead it would be great for a crowd (but, I wouldn’t make it and have company on the same day).

Sausage Filling:
½ – pound Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage
8 – ounces cremini mushrooms, stemmed and coarse chopped
1 – cup grated Pecorino Romano or Parmesano Reggiano cheese
2 – tablespoons cream
4 – green onions, coarse chopped
2 – teaspoons olive oil
2 – teaspoons butter
1 – teaspoon black pepper

Preparation:

1 – In a sauté pan over medium high heat, add olive oil and butter.
2 – Add mushrooms and sauté for about 5 minutes.
3 – Crumble the Buffalo Sausage into the pan and stir into the mushrooms. Sauté until cooked through, about 5 minutes.
4 – Remove the pan from heat and transfer the sausage to a food processor along with the cream. Pulse process until the mixture is incorporated.
5 – Add the cheese and pulse process again until incorporated.
6 – Scrape down the sides and along the bottom to incorporate any missed pieces and add the green onions. Flash process, leaving bits of green visible.
7 – Remove the blade and cover until you are ready to use. You can also make this ahead and refrigerate for a later use.
Pasta Dough:
1 – cup semolina flour *I blended this flour in my smoothie blender to make a little more fine.
1 – cup high protein flour or all-purpose flour +
1 – teaspoon salt
3 – eggs, beaten
1 – tablespoon olive oil +
1 – egg white, beaten

Salt for pasta water
Sage leaves and lemon wedges for garnish

Preparation:

1 – Place flour and salt in a mixing bowl and stir.
2 – Create an impression in the center of the flour and add the eggs and oil.
3 – Using a dough hook, mix the ingredients together. If too stiff, add a little cold water. Cover your mixer with a dishtowel to avoid flying dough.
4 – Scrape the dough off of the hook occassionally and continue to beat the dough for an additional 6 minutes on low to medium low speed.
5 – Remove the dough and place on a floured surface. Knead the dough a few times by hand and shape into a ball. Rub with a little oil and cover with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rest for 30 minutes.
6 – Cut your dough into manageable pieces. I cut mine into 8 pieces.
7 – Press each piece into a rectangular shape with your hand, before running it through a pasta machine or rolling it out by hand.
8 – Set your pasta machine to 2, so the dough will easily pass through, yet flatten out on the first time through. Reset the dial to 5 and send the flattened pieces through again, catching the sheets with your hand as it comes through the pasta machine and pulling it forward. The dough will be very fragile.
9 – Lay your pasta strips on a lightly floured surface.
Assembly Preparation:

* Starting half an inch form the end of a pasta strip place half a tablespoon of filling (or desired amount). Continue down the sheet every inch on half of the pasta sheets.
* Brush the egg whites between the sausage fillings.
* Place another sheet on top of the sausage-covered sheets and press down in between the fillings.
* Cut in between the fillings with a knife and seal the edges together with a fork. *At this point you can cover the ravioli’s, refrigerate and cook at a later time.
* Bring a large pot of cold water to a boil and add 2 tablespoons of salt as the water starts to bubble (it’s an Italian thing).
* Drop Ravioli’s into the pot, adding only as many as the pot will hold without crowding them. I did about 10 at a time. Boil for two minutes and remove with slotted spoon and place on a platter. Repeat until finished.
* To Serve: Place 4 to 5 Ravioli’s on each plate, and drizzle with Sage Butter. Garnish with fried sage leaves, slivers of cheese, and lemon.

* Sage Butter: In a saucepan over medium heat, add 1 – stick salted butter and 2 small bundles of fresh sage leaves or about 1/3 cup fresh sage leaves. Allow butter and leaves to simmer, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes. Reduce heat if needed. Remove butter from heat until needed. Remove leaves and drizzle over the pasta.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/sausage-stuffed-ravioli

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – BUFFALO STEAK WITH BLISTERED TOMATO SAUCE

August 18, 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 – BUFFALO STEAK WITH BLISTERED TOMATO SAUCE. Made using the always delicious Wild Idea Buffalo Hanging Tender Steak. Seasoned with Olive Oil, Garlic, Anchovy Fillets, White Wine, and Herbs. You can find this recipe or purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Hanging Tender Steak along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

BUFFALO STEAK WITH BLISTERED TOMATO SAUCE
Many food items can stand on their own, but sometimes you hit a trifecta, where the equal balance of each emulsifies with the other and creates a party in your mouth.
You are going to love this dish. Simple. Delicious. And… easy. Note: I used the Hanger Steak/ Hanging Tender for this recipe, but any of our premium steaks would work as well.
Ingredients:

1 – 1 lb. Wild Idea Hanging Tender

3 – tablespoons olive oil.

1 – teaspoon salt & pepper

12 – ounces cherry tomatoes, halved

1 – teaspoon fresh thyme leaves or ½ dry

½ – teaspoon fresh oregano or ¼ dry

2 – cloves garlic, chopped or 1½ tablespoons

2 – anchovy filets

1 – tablespoon capers

½ – cup white wine

salt and black pepper to taste

Squeeze of fresh lemon

Preparation:

1 – Using a filet knife remove sinew piece that runs down the center of the hanging tender. This will give you two long strips of meat , one will be smaller in size than the other. Or, you can leave whole.
2 – Rub the steak pieces with 1 tablespoon olive oil and a teaspoon of salt and pepper. Allow to rest while you prepare the Blistered Tomatoes.
3 – For the tomatoes, heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a pan over medium high heat, and add the halved tomatoes spreading them evenly over the pan. . Allow them to cook for about 7 minutes.
4 – Add the herbs and garlic and stir to incorporate.
5 – Reduce heat to medium and continue to cook for 5 minutes.
6 – Remove the tomatoes form the heat while you prepare the steaks.
7 – Over a high heat, 500* grill – grill the prepped steaks for one and a half minutes on each side (smaller half of steak for just a minute on each side.
8 – Remove form the grill, cover and rest while finishing the tomatoes.
9 – Add the anchovies, breaking up with a spoon and add the capers and wine. Stir to incorporate and continue to cook until wine is reduced to half.
10 – Taste and season with salt & pepper and fresh squeeze of lemon before serving.
11 – Carve the steak into desired pieces and serve with Blistered Tomato Sauce and Risotto. So good!
Photo Credit: Jill O’Brien
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/buffalo-steak-with-blistered-toamto-sauce

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo – HANGING TENDER STEAK 16 OZ.

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. Available as a 16 oz. steak.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/steaks/products/hanging-tender-steaks

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Buffalo Bacon Blue Burgers

August 11, 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 Buffalo Bacon Blue Burgers. This one should be the Poster Food of Summertime! To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Wild Idea Premium Ground Buffalo, Olive Oil, Mustard, Ketchup, Thyme, Salt, Pepper, Wild Idea Buffalo Bacon, Blue Cheese, Plum Preserves, and Hamburger Buns. In the good ole Summertime! You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Premium Ground Buffalo and the Wild Idea Buffalo Bacon along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

Buffalo Bacon Blue Burgers
The quintessential Buffalo Burger, complete with Buffalo Bacon, blue cheese and a touch of fruit preserves! This – soon to be new favorite, will have you making it again, and again and again. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

2 – 1 pound Wild Idea Premium Ground Buffalo
3 – tablespoons olive oil, plus a little more
1/2 – teaspoon mustard
2 – teaspoon ketchup
1/2 – teaspoon thyme
2 – teaspoon salt & pepper
1 – 10 ounce package Wild Idea Buffalo Bacon
6 – ounces blue cheese
½ – cup chokecherry or plum preserves, warmed
6 – hamburger buns

Preparations:

1 – Mix 2 tablespoons olive oil, mustard, ketchup, thyme, salt and pepper together.
2 – Mix above with Ground Buffalo until well incorporated.
3 – Divide into six portions and at pat out into bun size patties.
4 – In large skillet over medium high heat, add the other tablespoon of olive oil. Place buffalo bacon in pan and cook until crispy or desired doneness, turning once during cooking time.
5 – Preheat grill to high heat, 500 degrees. Ensure grill grates are clean.
6 – Brush burgers with a little oil and place on grill. Close grill lid during grilling time. Grill for 1.5 minutes then turn. Repeat again on each side, grilling for a total of 6 minutes.
7 – After the last turn, top the burgers with blue cheese. Close lid and grill for an additional 3 minutes.
8 – Remove burgers from heat, cover and allow them to rest for a few minutes.
9 – Place Buffalo Blue Burgers on bun, top with crispy bacon and drizzle with a little of the warmed preserves. Delicious!
Photo Credit: Jill O’Brien
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/favorite-summertime-recipes

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Wine Braised Buffalo Tongue

August 4, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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If you’re looking for a unique appetizer I’ve got one for you and it’s this week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Wine Braised Buffalo Tongue. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Wild Idea Buffalo Tongue, Organic Butter, Onion, Garlic Clove, Salt, Black Pepper, White Wine, Crostini, and Horseradish Sauce. 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/

Wine Braised Buffalo Tongue
Ingredients (Makes about 24 Appetizers or 4 Entrees):
1 – pound package Wild Idea Buffalo Tongue
1 – stick organic butter
1 – onion, diced
2 – cloves garlic, minced
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – tablespoon black pepper
5 – cups white wine
24 – crostini
chive cream cheese or horseradish sauce

Preparations:
1 – In a 4-quart pot over medium high heat, melt ½ stick of the butter.
2 – Add half of the onion, garlic and seasonings to the pan.
3 – Add 4 cups of white wine and bring to a full boil.
4 – Rinse tongue under cold water, add it to the pot and bring to a boil.
5 – Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot and simmer for about 2.5 hours, turning the tongue occasionally.
6 – Remove the tongue from the pot and place on a plate. Allow the tongue to cool until you can comfortably touch it with your hands.
7 – To peel the tongue, make a small slit between the skin and the meat of the tongue with a pairing knife, using your fingers to peel the skin away from the meat (if skin is resistant, return tongue to pot and continue to braise on low for another hour).
8 – In 3-inch deep sauté pan over medium high heat, add the other half stick of butter. Add the peeled tongue, and brown on all sides.
9 – Add the remaining half of the onion, garlic and seasonings and saute for a 5imnutes.
10 – Add the white wine and bring to a full boil, then reduce to simmer until most of the wine has been absorbed.
11 – Remove the tongue and transfer it to a cutting board. Cover the tongue with foil and allow it to rest at room temperature for about 10 minutes. Continue cooking of onions and mushrooms until the wine is completely absorbed.
12 – Slice the tongue thin and season to taste. Place sliced tongue on the crostini, top with the onions, and garnish with a dollop of chive cream cheese or horseradish cream.
Or, for an entrée, serve over mashed potatoes with the caramelized onions and horseradish cream. Delish!

Photo Credit: Jill O’Brien

https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/wine-braised-buffalo-tongue

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – GREEN CHILI CHEESE KETO BURGER WITH CILANTRO LIME BUTTER and PUREED CAULIFLOWER

July 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 – GREEN CHILI CHEESE KETO BURGER WITH CILANTRO LIME BUTTER and PUREED CAULIFLOWER. This one is made using the Wild Idea Keto Burger. You’ll be using the Wild Idea Keto Burger along with the ingredients of Olive Oil, Salt, Pepper, Green Chili or Poblano Pepper, Cheddar Cheese, Avocados, and Cilantro Lime Butter. No Buns needed for this recipe! You can find this recipe and purchase all the Wild Idea Buffalo Products along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

GREEN CHILI CHEESE KETO BURGER WITH CILANTRO LIME BUTTER and PUREED CAULIFLOWER
Lose your buns with Jill’s fork and knife keto burger recipe!
Burger Ingredients: (per serving)

1 – 4oz. or 8oz. Wild Idea Keto Burger
1 – teaspoon olive oil
salt and pepper
1 – green chili or poblano pepper, roasted peeled and seeded
1 – oz. jack or cheddar cheese, sliced
avocado slices
Cilantro Lime butter

Preparation:

1 – Rub the pre-portioned burger with a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
2 – In a large, heavy skillet over medium high heat add the prepped burger to the pan, nestling it up against the edge of the pan.
3 – Turn the burger every minute, keeping the uncooked edge nestled to the side. Cook 4 oz. burgers for about two minutes each side and the 8 oz. burgers about 3 minutes each side for medium rare.
4 – During the last minute of the burger cooking, add the roasted pepper to the pan and heat for about 15 seconds on each side. Place the heated roasted chilies on top of the burger and top with the cheese.
5 – Transfer the burger to a plate and tent with foil. Let rest for three minutes before eating.
6 – To serve, place a scoop of the pureed cauliflower in the center of a plate. Top with the Green Chili Cheese Keto Burger and garnish with avocado slices, chopped tomato and drizzle with cilantro lime butter! So good!

Pureed Cauliflower with Cilantro Lime Butter

Ingredients:

1 – head cauliflower, flowerets removed
1 – teaspoon salt
Cilantro Lime Butter
pepper

Preparation:

1 – In a pot bring a quart of water to a boil.
2 – Add the salt and the cauliflower, cover and cook until tender. About 8 minutes.
3 – Drain the water from the cauliflower and return the pan with the cauliflower back to the stove over low heat for about 7 minutes. Stir occasionally to keep the cauliflower from browning. This process helps pull some of the extra moisture away.
4 – Remove from the heat and mash the cauliflower with a potato masher. Transfer the cauliflower then to a food processor.
5 – Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of the cilantro lime butter and puree.
6 – Season with black pepper to taste. Reheat if needed.

Cilantro Lime Butter

Ingredients:

1 – stick butter
1 – lime, juiced
1 – head cilantro leaves, washed and dried
*Optional – a pinch of cayenne pepper

Preparation: Melt the butter and transfer the melted butter to smoothie blender. Add the lime juice and cilantro. Blend on high until incorporated. Season with a pinch of cayenne. Leave at room temperature, stirring occasionally to keep ingredients incorporated. Or serve hot.
Photo Credit: Jill O’Brien
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/green-chili-cheese-keto-burger-with-cilantro-lime-butter-pureed-cauliflower

 

 

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

July 21, 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 Italian Sausage and Mushroom Pizza. To make this week’s recipe some of the Ingredients you’ll be needing are Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage, Basil Pesto, Pizza Sauce, Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, fresh Mozzarella, Flour, Cornmeal, and more! Also included are recipes for Pizza Dough, Basil Pesto, and the Caramelized Onions. Love these Pizza Nights! 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/

Italian Buffalo Sausage and Mushroom 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. (Makes 3 medium or 6 small pizza)
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.
http://wildideabuffalo.com/2014/buffalo-italian-sausage-mushroom-pizza/

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – HOT DOG DAYS OF SUMMER

July 14, 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, HOT DOG DAYS OF SUMMER. Here’s some great ideas for the next time you fire the grill for Wild Idea Buffalo BRATS, HOT DOGS, and SAUSAGES. You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Hot Dogs and Sausages along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

HOT DOG DAYS OF SUMMER
No matter how you like to top your dog, the key ingredient is still the hot dog itself. Wild Idea’s skinless Buffalo Hot Dogs are made from our 100% premium grass-fed buffalo meat and organic seasonings. So, fire up the grill and spread out your favorite toppings.

Pizza Dog Topping: Pizza Sauce and melted Mozzarella. You might also want to add some Wild Idea’s Buffalo Pepperoni!

HLT: Hot Dog, Lettuce and Tomato with Mayo. Wild Idea Buffalo Bacon might be an additional tasty topping too!

Relish and Onion Dog: Pickled Relish and Chopped Onions.

Keep it Simple: Ketchup and Mustard.

Pickled Dog: Peperoncini, Pickled Jalapeños and Red Onions.

Chili Cheese Dog: Hot Dog smothered in Chili and Cheese!

Other favorite toppings: Coleslaw, Sauerkraut, and B.B.Q Sauce.
Photo Credit: Jill O’Brien
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/93332481-hot-dog-days-of-summer

 

Wild Idea Buffalo – BRATS, HOT DOGS, and SAUSAGES
All of our brats, hot dogs and sausages are made in-house from our 100% free-roaming grass-fed buffalo meat, with just the right amount of spice! The result: delicious-tasting products that are good and good for you too! What a Wild Idea! *All products are made without the use of added nitrites or nitrates, except for those naturally occurring in sea salt and celery powder.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/brats-sausages-hot-dogs

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