Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – BUFFALO GUMBO

February 21, 2018 at 6:03 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is BUFFALO GUMBO. Gumbo is delicious so many ways and using different ingredients, and here’s another using Wild Idea BUFFALO ANDOUILLE SAUSAGE. Below I’ve left the recipe and instructions. Also there’s a description of the BUFFALO ANDOUILLE SAUSAGE along with a web link back to the ordering page for the Sausage.You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the Wild Idea Buffalo website (https://wildideabuffalo.com/). You can also purchase any of the wild Idea Buffalo Products! So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018!

Ingredients: (serves 8)
1 – Tb. olive oil
1 – lb. organic chicken, pheasant, or grouse, cut into bite size pieces
1 – cup onion, diced
4 – celery stalks – sliced
1 – green or red pepper – diced
3 – clove garlic – chopped
1 – tsp. black pepper
2 – tsp. salt
2 – tsp. paprika
1 – tsp. oregano
½ – tsp. thyme
½ – tsp. cayenne *optional
2 – Tb. olive oil
¼ – cup flour
2 – quarts organic chicken broth
2 – cups tomatoes, diced with juices
1 – 14 oz. Buffalo Andouille Sausage, cut into 1” slices on the bias
12 – Shrimp, peeled & deveined
½ – lb. Okra, fresh or frozen, sliced *optional lightly brown in butter
¼ – cup chopped parsley

1.) In heavy soup pot over medium high heat, heat 1 Tb. oil. Add fowl of choice, sauté to slightly brown, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.
2.) Add vegetables and stir to incorporate, along with all dry spices and cook until tender and slightly browned. Transpose meat and vegetables from pot to other bowl, cover and set aside.
3.) Return pot to low heat and add additional oil and flour, whisking to incorporate. Increase heat to medium, whisking constantly until roux is dark brown. About 15 minutes.
4.) Add meat, vegetables and any juices that have accumulated in bowl back to kettle, stirring to incorporate.
5.) Add, organic chicken broth and bring to boil. Reduce heat to a low and simmer for 1 hour uncovered, stirring occasionally. *(Optional: Remove from heat, cool & refrigerate. Remove oil from top before reheating. Reheat over med high, bringing to a boil.)
6.) Increase heat to medium. Add tomatoes, and Buffalo Andouille, stir to incorporate and continue cooking for 10 minutes.
7.) Add shrimp and, cook for 5 minutes.
8.) Add Okra and cook until heated through.
9.) Stir in chopped parsley before serving.
Season to taste. To serve, place a medium scoop of sticky sushi rice or brown rice in center of shallow bowl, ladle Gumbo around rice and garnish with a parsley sprig.
An excellent make ahead and reheat dinner! The flavor just gets better!




Buffalo Andouille Sausage. We did our homework and tested many recipes until we landed on the perfect recipe. Coarse ground, seasoned with traditional Andouille spices, hand stuffed and lightly smoked true cajun flavor. Great on the grill as a brat, or use in soups, stews and casseroles. Jill’s recipe for Gumbo included with purchase.

Ingredients: 100% Grass-fed Buffalo, Water, “Free” Binder (Modified Potato Starch, Trehalose, Carrot Fiber) Sea Salt, Organic: Minced Onion, Minced Garlic, Smoked Paprika, Crushed Red Pepper, Cultured Celery Powder, Organic: Oregano, Black Pepper, Parsley. Encased in an Organic Pork Casing.

*All products are made without the use of added nitrites or nitrates, except for those naturally occurring in sea salt and celery powder.



February 14, 2018 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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For this week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week its MUSSELS IN TOMATO BROTH WITH BUFFALO CHORIZO. Made using Wild Idea Buffalo Chorizo. You can purchase the Buffalo Chorizo or any of the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website and don’t forget to check out all their delicious and healthy recipes. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://wildideabuffalo.com/


The flavors in this dish complement each other nicely and the chorizo adds a nice spice! The sauce can be made in advance, leaving the steaming of the mussels for the last minute.

Ingredients: (For two servings.)
1 – teaspoon olive oil +
4oz. – Wild Idea Buffalo Chorizo
½ – cup yellow onion, diced
1 – clove garlic, chopped
½ – teaspoon each salt & pepper
1 – teaspoon crushed fennel seeds
1 – teaspoon chili flake *optional
1 – 15oz. can, diced tomatoes
1 – cup white wine
12 to 16 mussels, washed and de-bearded

*Store mussels in the coldest spot in your refrigerator. Place on a damp paper towel in a dish and cover loosely with a damp paper towel. Do not seal in plastic as they will suffocate. Discard any mussels that when pushed shut do not stay shut, or any open or cracked mussels.


1 – In a heavy sauté pan over medium high heat, heat 1-teaspoon olive oil. Crumble sausage into pan and cook until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Remove sausage from pan, place in bowl and cover with saran. Set aside.
2 – Return pan to heat and add additional oil if needed. Add onion and garlic, sautéing until tender, about 5 minutes.
3 – Add seasonings, tomatoes and wine. Stir to incorporate and bring to a boil. *At this point you could remove from heat, cover and reheat when ready to serve.
4 – Add prepared mussels, cover and allow mussels to steam for 4 minutes. Most all of the shells should have popped open. Discard un-open shells.
5 – Add chorizo back to pan and stir to incorporate and heat.
6 – Serve direct from pan or spoon into serving bowls.
* Garnish with cilantro and lemon wedge. Serve with warm artisan bread.

Our Mexican-style Chorizo makes any dish taste delicious! Wild Idea Buffalo Chorizo has a flavor that is every bit traditional Chorizo, seasoned with just the right spices, but our 100% grass-fed bison meat adds a lighter twist with powerful health benefits.

1 lb. package

Ingredients: 100% Grass-fed Buffalo, Organic Spices [Black Pepper, Chili Pepper, Coriander, Cumin, Oregano, Paprika, Red Pepper], Organic Red Wine Vinegar, and Salt


Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – BUFFALO and BROCCOLI STIR-FRY

February 7, 2018 at 7:08 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – BUFFALO and BROCCOLI STIR-FRY. Made using Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with Spring Onions, Broccoli, Sesame Oil, Asian Fish Sauce, and seasoning. You can find this recipe at the Wild Idea Buffalo website where you can also purchase the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo or any of the Wild Idea Buffalo Products. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

Super quick, super easy, super delicious!

1 – pound Wild Idea Ground Buffalo
3 – spring onions, bulbs halved and sliced, greens sliced
1 – large head broccoli, flowers with tender part of stem
2 – tablespoon sesame oil + more if needed
2 – tablespoon Asian fish sauce
1/4 – cup rice vinegar
3/4 – cup organic chicken broth or water
2 – tablespoons soy sauce
2 – teaspoons sriracha sauce
1 – tablespoon cornstarch
2 – tablespoons brown sugar
1 – tablespoon fresh grated ginger
4 – garlic cloves, chopped
1 – teaspoon black pepper
salt to taste
Optional: chili flake, chopped peanuts, chopped cilantro


1 – Mix together the Asian fish sauce, vinegar, broth, soy sauce, srirachia, cornstarch, brown sugar, ginger, garlic and black pepper. Set aside.
2 – In a heavy bottom large skillet or wok over medium high heat, heat the oil.
3 – Crumble in the ground buffalo and break up further with a spatula as it cooks.
4 – When lightly browned add the sliced onion bulbs and continue to stir-fry until the meat is nicely browned. Add more sesame oil if needed.
5 – Add the sauce mixture and stir to incorporate.
6 – Nestle in the broccoli and cover the pan. Reduce heat to medium and cook for seven minutes or until broccoli is el dente.
7 – Sprinkle in amount desired of the sliced green of the onions, reserving any remaining to pass with dish.
8 – Season with salt to taste and add red pepper flake or serve on the side.
9 – Serve over rice and garnish as desired.




Wild Idea Ground Buffalo is a “must have” for countless healthy, meaty meals. We grind our finest roasts and steaks to bring you the most delicious ground buffalo on the planet. User friendly and very versatile, our 100% grass-fed, ground buffalo meat is packed with protein and minaturally low in fat and calories. Did we mention it’s delicious? Average 95% lean.

Wild Idea Buffalo of the Week Recipe of the Week – BUFFALO MINCEMEAT PIE WITH CILANTRO YOGURT SAUCE

January 31, 2018 at 6:20 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 MINCEMEAT PIE WITH CILANTRO YOGURT SAUCE. This week’s recipe uses Wild Idea Buffalo Stew Meat. Included are recipes for the Mincemeat, Pie Crust, and Cilantro Yogurt Sauce. You can find this recipe at the Wild Idea Buffalo website where you can also purchase any of the Wild Idea Products. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://wildideabuffalo.com/



Do not let the length of this recipe deter you. Although there is a little work involved ahead of time, it is fairly easy and is a perfect make a head dish that will fill your house with delicious aromatic aromas.

Mincemeat Ingredients: (Serves 8 to 12 entrée or 46 Petite Hors d’oeuvre Pies)
2 – teaspoons cumin
2 – teaspoons cardamom
2 – teaspoons ginger
2 – teaspoons black pepper
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – teaspoon cinnamon
½ – teaspoon allspice
½ – teaspoon cayenne
½ – teaspoon turmeric
½ – teaspoon cloves
1 – tablespoon olive oil
2 – pounds , rinsed & patted dry, or 2 lbs. Ground Buffalo or Ground Round Buffalo
1 – onion, chopped
1 – tablespoon garlic, chopped
3 – tablespoon lemon juice
½ – cup raisins
2 – apples, peeled & chopped
½ – cup bourbon (Buffalo Trace)
1 – cup apple cider
1- tablespoon molasses


Wild Idea Buffalo Stew Meat

1 – Mix all dry spices together and set aside. 2 – Heat oil in heavy stockpot over medium high heat.
3 – Add stew meat and stir, cook for 3 minutes.
4 – Add onion and spices, stirring to incorporate. Cook for 5 minutes.
5 – Add garlic, lemon juice, raisins and apples and stir to incorporate.
6 – Add bourbon and then cider. Stir to incorporate and bring to a boil.
7 – Reduce heat to medium low, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
8 – Remove cover and continue to cook until most (but not all) of the liquids are removed.
9 – Place ingredients into food processor and pulse puree until meat is finely minced.
10 – Cover & set aside.

Pie Crust
* Makes, 1 double pie crust. This is a heartier crust that stands up nicely to the heavier weight of the mincemeat.

2 – cups unbleached flour
1 – cup whole-wheat flour
1 – teaspoon salt
2 – teaspoons sugar
1½ – sticks butter, cut into small pieces
3 – eggs, beaten


1 – Place dry ingredients in a mixer and incorporate.
2 – Add butter pieces at a time.
3 – Add eggs slowly.
4 – Remove dough from mixer onto floured surface and lightly dust.
5 – Divide dough into 2 parts and roll out slightly between floured parchment papers.
6 – Line 8” deep pie pan with rolled pastry, dough should hangover the edge.
7 – Fill with mincemeat, spreading around evenly.
8 – Top with remaining pastry round, pinching top & bottom pastry together, pulling any excess off. Create pie edge with fingers or fork.
9 – With remaining pastry roll out and cut into leave patterns and place on top of pie.
10 – Cut 3 slits into top of pie pastry.
11 – Bake pie in a 375* oven for 1 hour, crust should be golden brown. Or refrigerate and bake at a later time.
12 – Serve pie with Cilantro Yogurt Sauce. Super Delicious!

Cilantro Yogurt Sauce (Makes 1 ½ cups.)

1- cup yogurt or whole milk
2 – cups fresh cilantro, chopped
¼ – cup fresh mint leaves
1 – jalapeno, seeded
2 – tablespoons garlic, chopped
1 – teaspoon cumin
1 – tablespoon lemon juice
½ – teaspoon salt
½ – cup cucumber, finely chopped

1 – Place all ingredients except cucumbers into blender and puree. Fold in cucumbers if desired. Keep refrigerated, but pull ½ hour before serving. This sauce is great on many things or as a dip. Keeps for 1 week in refrigerator.

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – BUFFALO OX-BONE SOUP

January 10, 2018 at 7:05 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – BUFFALO OX-BONE SOUP. It’s made using the Wild Idea Buffalo Shanks. Below I’ve left the recipe for the BUFFALO OX-BONE SOUP along with info on the Wild Idea BUFFALO SHANKS. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

This Korean style soup takes time, but it is time well spent. It is the kind of food you eat and say “I could eat this every day”. For preparing, you will want a larger pot as you simmer at a higher heat. This will help keep liquids in the pot. You will also want a heavy lid to keep the steam from escaping. (Serves 8)


1 – 3.5 lb. Buffalo Shanks
1 – 2 lb. pkg. Soup Bones
1 onion, quartered
2 large Daikon radishes, peeled and quartered
2 cloves garlic, halved + 2 cloves garlic, chopped
Salt (to taste)
3 Tbl. Bragg Liquid Aminos (Natural Soy) or Soy Sauce
3 Tbl. Sesame Oil
2 Tbl. green onion, chopped + 1 bunch of green onions, sliced
½ tsp. black pepper
2 tsp. red pepper flake
8 cups cooked rice
1 bunch radishes, sliced
fresh grated ginger or pickled ginger

1 – Wash bones and shank meat under cold water.
2 – Soak bones and shank meat in cold water for 2 hours.
3 – Rinse bones again under cold water.
4 – Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil, add washed bones and shank meat, bring to full boil. Boil for 20 minutes.
5 – Strain bones and meat and rinse under cold water. Rinse pot thoroughly to remove any fat particles.
6 – Return bones to pot and add 4 more quarts water. Bring to a boil, and boil for 30 minutes. Add, onion and radish. Cover, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 3 hours.
7 – Check meat for tenderness using two forks, If meat pulls apart, strain meat and bones, reserving liquids. Remove meat from bones and radish. If meat is not tender continue cooking until it is. Cover reserved liquids and place in refrigerator.
8 – Return bones with onion to pot and add 3 quarts of water. Over high heat, bring to a full rolling boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover and simmer for 3 hours.
9 – While bones are simmering, mix Braggs Liquid Aminos, sesame oil, chopped green onion, black pepper and chili flake together. Pull apart cooked meat and toss with soy and sesame mixture, cover and refrigerate.
10 – Drain the bones, reserving the milky broth. Cover and place in refrigerator.
11 – Remove the first reserved liquids from refrigerator and skim fat off the top. Return Bones and first reserved liquids back to pot. Add 2 cloves garlic and 3 quarts of water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover and simmer for an additional 3½ hours.
12 -Strain bones, reserving liquids. Cover liquids and refrigerate overnight. (Optional: You may want to save bones for serving.)
13 – Remove both containers of liquid from refrigerator and remove any fat from the top. Marry gelatinous liquid into one pot and bring to full heat.
14 – Season with salt to taste, starting with a little and adding until milky broth has full flavor.
15 – Place prepared meat in small stock pot and add a half cup of broth. Reheat over medium heat until meat is hot.
16 – To serve, place a scoop of hot rice in center of the bowl, add desired meat portion and garnish with sliced radish and green onion. Accompany with chili flake, chopped garlic, grated ginger and salt for people to add as they like.
Soooooooo delicious!



Bison bone-in shanks are great for the traditional Italian dish “Osso Buco”. The marrow is also coveted as a delicacy and is wonderful on toast points. The shank is cut from the leg portion of the bison. Four bone in shanks / 3.5 lbs.

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – APPLE WOOD SMOKED BRAT SAUTÉ

January 3, 2018 at 7:00 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is – APPLE WOOD SMOKED BRAT SAUTÉ. It’s a one pan dish and made using Wild Idea Apple Wood Smoked Brats along with Leeks, Apples, Carrots, Celery, Cabbage, and Spices. You can find this recipe or purchase the Wild Idea Apple Wood Smoked Brats along with all the other delicious cuts of Buffalo all at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. Also below I have the 12 OZ. APPLEWOOD SMOKED BRATWURST info and web link. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

This flavor balanced dish requires only one pan and can be put together in 20 minutes. Simple, delicious, and did I mention one pan!

Ingredients: (serves 4)
2 – Wild Idea Apple Wood Smoked Brats, sliced
1 – leek, halved lengthwise and sliced
1 – apple, peeled and chopped
3 – carrots, peeled and sliced
3 – stalks celery, sliced
½ – small cabbage, sliced
1 – tablespoon olive oil
1 – tablespoon butter
2 – teaspoons caraway seeds, lightly crushed
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – teaspoon black pepper
Fresh dill sprigs
1 – cup Riesling wine


1 – Prep all ingredients. (Takes about 10 minutes.)
2 – In a large sauté pan over medium high heat, add oil and butter.
3 – Add, leeks and caraway seeds and sauté for about 3 minutes.
4 – Add apple slices and sauté for another 2 minutes, stirring occassionally.
5 – Add carrots and stir into incorporate. Cook for about 3 minutes.
6 – Add celery and stir to incorporate.
7 – Add sliced brats and stir into other ingredients. Then top with cabbage and season with salt and pepper. Add the fresh dill sprigs and the Riesling wine. Cover and steam for about 2 minutes.
8 – Stir to incorporate and season to taste.
9 – Divide sauté into 4 bowls and serve with crusty toasted bread



Applewood Smoked Bratwurst are back! We slow smoke these bratwursts with rich applewood chips for a light, applewood smoke taste that really brings out the sweetness of our grass-fed buffalo meat. This is our only smoked Bratwurst and we are very pleased with the results. Wild Idea Buffalo Company’s Applewood Smoked Bratwurst are perfect for the autumn shift in the year.

We know you’ll enjoy this Bratwurst. Order a package today, you’ll be glad you did.

3 Bratwurst per package
12 oz. package

Ingredients: 100% Grass-Fed Buffalo, Water, “Free” Binder (Modified Potato Starch, Trehalose Carrot Fiber), Sea Salt, Organic: Black Pepper, Garlic Powder. Cultured Celery Powder, Organic: Pure Cane Sugar, Onion Powder, Coriander, Celery Seed, and Marjoram. Encased in an organic pork casing.

*All products are made without the use of added nitrites or nitrates, except for those naturally occurring in sea salt and celery powder.

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – 4 Bean Bison Chili

December 27, 2017 at 6:31 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is 4 Bean Bison Chili. Chili is good year-around but it always seems to taste better in the Fall and Winter! So with Winter set in what better recipe to share again from Wild Idea Buffalo. Made with the always delicious Wild Idea Ground Bison along with Onions, 4 Beans, and Spices. Just mix it all together and your on your way to enjoy some delicious and healthy Chili! You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Ground Bison along with all the other great Wild Idea Products on the Wild Idea Buffalo website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! https://wildideabuffalo.com/


4 Bean Bison Chili
Serves 10
If you are looking for a great chili to bring to your next cook-off or football game, then try this recipe and let the compliments roll in. Even better the second (or third) day – if there’s leftovers.

2 pounds ground bison
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons cumin
2½ tablespoons chili powder
½ tablespoon oregano
½ tablespoon thyme
2 teaspoons coriander
½ teaspoon each smoked paprika and cayenne
1 tablespoon black pepper
2 teaspoons salt
1 Quart stewed tomatoes
1 Quart tomato sauce
8 golden pepperoncini, diced + juices
1 15oz can each: butter beans, black beans, kidney beans, and pinto beans, (drained – but not rinsed)
1 lemon, juiced
2 cups water


1.) Mix all dry spices together.
2.) In heavy stew pot, over medium high heat, heat olive oil.
3.) Add Wild Idea bison meat, crumbling into small pieces. Lightly brown, stirring constantly for 4 minutes.
4.) Add onion, garlic and seasonings. Continue to brown, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes.
5.) Add remaining ingredients and bring to a full boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for ½ to 1 hour, or until desired thickness is achieved.

Adjust seasoning to taste. Garnish with fresh lime or lemon wedges, fresh chopped cilantro, sour cream, or grated cheddar cheese. Serve with Cheesy Jalapeño Corn Bread, recipe included with purchase, upon request.


Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – BISON SOUS VIDE

December 20, 2017 at 6:37 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is – BISON SOUS VIDE. This one uses the tender and flavorful Wild Idea Chuck Roast. The recipe is from Jill O’Brien of Wild Idea Buffalo. You can find this recipe or purchase the Wild Idea Chuck Roast along with all the other Wild Idea Buffalo Products. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! https://wildideabuffalo.com/


By, Jill O’Brien

For the last few years I’ve resisted purchasing a sous vide cooking appliance. The first ones that came out were the size of a roaster and I didn’t need one more cooking gadget taking up prime real estate in my very limited cupboard space.

Some of our customers have called in with questions about how to use one with our bison products, and having no experience, I haven’t been able to help. With sous vide machines shrinking to the size of a wand that works with any vessel that holds water, I finally caved-in and purchased one.

My first frustration was in the limited instructions it came with. Other than suggesting I download the app, (and I am not an app person) that was about it. I then went to the manufacturer of the machines (Anova) website to look for assistance and recipe guidelines for cooking a roast. The first page of information suggested the app, but after a little more scrolling and poking around I found “learn about sous vide” (pronounced, sue veed and means under vacuum). There were temperature and time suggestions, for steaks and burgers, but nothing for a roast. Onward to the recipe page, which had limited roast recipes, which seemed a bit complicated, and none of them were grass-fed/finished. So – I thought I would just try to guess my way through “the what and how to do” based on what I was trying to achieve, which was a medium rare chuck roast.

Here’s what I did and what I learned.

Sous Vide Chuck Roast for Medium Rare Results


1 – 3-pound Wild Idea Chuck Roast, rinse and pat dry – leaving netting on

2 –tablespoon of olive oil

2 – sprigs of rosemary and thyme, destemmed and chopped

1 – teaspoon each garlic & onion powder

1 – teaspoon salt

2 – teaspoons black pepper

1 – re-sealable gallon bag

1 – pot water

½ -onion, cut into wedges

¼ – cup, wine, brandy or broth


1 – Set sous vide to 129 degrees and place in pot filled with hot water. Press the arrow to start. And allow water to heat. You will hear a beep when the temperature is achieved.
2 – Mix 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and herbs together and rub over roast. Place roast in plastic bag, removing air and seal. *They suggest vacuum sealing – but I did not have one the bag worked fine.
3 – Place the bag in the water and allow it to cook for 6 hours. *Total guess here.
4 – Remove roast in bag and place in a pan. Empty roast and juice into the pan, reserving juices.
5 – In a cast iron or heavy skillet, over medium to medium high heat, heat the oil. Place the sous vide roast in the phot pan and sear for four to five minutes before turning. Add the onion wedges to the pan shortly after the searing begins.
6 – Turn the roast three times and searing for the same amount of time. Butt the ends up to the edge of the pan occasionally to brown those too.
7 – Remove the roast and the onions form the pan and transfer to a platter and cover with foil. Let the roast rest for up to 10 minutes before slicing.
8 – Deglaze the pan with a liquid of your choice and whisk in the reserved juices to incorporate.
9 – Quickly whisk in the butter until smooth. Transfer the gravy to a bowl immediately.
10 – Slice the roast and pass with the gravy.

Results: The roast was super juicy and with the add searing it gave a nice medium rare outcome. The meat was tender, however cooking the roast at a lower heat will not breakdown the connective tissue, which didn’t bother us. To accomplish this – the next time I would cook for maybe 8 hours at the same temperature, but I’m guessing that if you wanted the connective tissue broken down, like what braising gives you, it may take increasing the heat to 160 degrees or higher for maybe 6 to 8 hours. This would give you more of a medium well roast – but I’m pretty sure it would still be juicy.

I liked the outcome enough – that there will be more sous vide cooking experimenting, lessons and recipes to come. Hopefully with less guess work each time.



Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Deep Dish Rustic Buffalo Pizza

December 13, 2017 at 6:47 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 Deep Dish Rustic Buffalo Pizza. You’ll put a smile on everyone’s face with this weeks Wild Idea Recipe, Deep Dish Rustic Buffalo Pizza! It’s made using Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage. Below is also a recipe to make your Pizza Crust with. You can find this recipe or purchase any of the Wild Idea Buffalo Products all at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. Another good one from Wild Idea Buffalo! Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://wildideabuffalo.com/


Buffalo Rustic Pizza serves 8 to 12
This is an adaptation of a recipe from a gourmet magazine, from years ago.

Ingredients: Prep ingredients before making crust.

1 lb. Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage
2 lbs. spinach leaves, washed
4 eggs
15 oz. ricotta cheese
2 garlic cloves, minced
5 red bell peppers, roasted, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped
or 24 oz. jarred roasted red peppers, coarsely chopped
8.5 oz. jarred sun-dried tomatoes, flash processed
2 cups Parmesan cheese, grated
8oz. provolone cheese, sliced
salt and pepper

Dough Ingredients:

4 cups flour
2 teaspoons sugar
1 cup cold salted butter, sliced
4 eggs, lightly beaten


1.) Brown meat in heavy large skillet over medium high heat. Remove sausage from pan leaving a little fat in skillet. Cover sausage and set aside.

2.) In same skillet, over medium heat, add half of the spinach, cover, but toss occasionally until all leaves are wilted. Place wilted spinach in colander and repeat same step with remaining half of spinach.

3.) Press spinach with back of spoon in colander to push out water. Season spinach with a pinch of salt and pepper.

4.) In bowl, mix eggs, then add ricotta and garlic. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

5.) In mixing bowl, using a pastry hook, mix together dough ingredients in order listed. Mix until incorporated.

6.) Form dough into a ball and removing 1/3 of dough. Roll 2/3 of dough out on floured parchment paper or plastic wrap, forming large 16” circle. Roll out remaining dough in the same fashion into a 10” circle.

7.) Remove paper from top of dough and slide your hand under the bottom paper. Gently flip dough into a 9” spring-form pan. Press dough down lightly into pan and up pan sides.

8.) In this order, layer your ingredients inside dough; half of spinach, half of ricotta mixture, all of the red bell peppers, half of parmesan, all Buffalo Italian Sausage, all provolone, all sun-dried tomatoes, remaining spinach, remaining ricotta and remaining parmesan.

9.) Remove paper from top of remaining dough and slide your hand under the bottom paper. Gently flip the dough onto the top of the pie. Pinch dough seams together, using a little water if necessary.

10.) Place foil around pan to avoid any dripping from pan. Bake in 375* preheated oven, for 1½ hours. Remove and allow to rest for 10 minutes before cutting.


Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Buffalo Pot Roast

November 29, 2017 at 6:40 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” better 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!

Buffalo Pot Roast
1 – 3 pound Wild Idea buffalo 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
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


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 occassionally. Allow the onions to cook for about 5 minutes.
5 – Add the chopped tomatoes around the roast an 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 roast and pass with gravy and crusty bread.


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