Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – CORNED BUFFALO BRISKET (HEAT and; EAT)

March 3, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | 1 Comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is a CORNED BUFFALO BRISKET (HEAT & EAT). When Irish Eyes are Smiling….. and they will be if you serve them this week’s recipe of CORNED BUFFALO BRISKET (HEAT & EAT). You’ll be using the Wild Idea Buffalo – Corned Brisket. How you eat it is all up to you! Serve as Sandwiches or Heat it up with some of your favorite Beer and Sliced Cabbage. Irish Eyes will be Smiling! 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/

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo – CORNED BUFFALO BRISKET (HEAT & EAT)
For Sandwiches: Thaw brisket in the refrigerator. Our Corned Brisket is ready to eat. Simply slice for sandwiches or add to a charcuterie board.

Heating Instructions: Thaw brisket in the refrigerator. Place the Corned Brisket, the juices from the package and a cup or two of your favorite beer in a heavy pot, cover and bring to a light boil. Top the corned brisket with sliced cabbage, reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/corned-buffalo-brisket-heat-eat

HEART HEALTH

February 10, 2021 at 3:00 PM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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HEART HEALTH
It’s true – you are what you eat, and you are what you eat, eats too. With this in mind and in celebration of February’s American Heart Month, we’d like to share some important heart-health facts on grass-fed meat.

Grass-fed meat has:

Lower total fat content & health-promoting fats such as;
Omega-3 fatty acids – key component to heart health
Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) – a fat that has been shown to reduce heart disease and cancer risks
More antioxidant vitamins (health boosters) such as; Vitamin E
Beta-carotene and; Vitamin C

“Specifically, bison contains an increased ratio of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) to saturated fatty acids (SFA), 3–4 times more anti-inflammatory omega-3 PUFA and is particularly high in alpha linolenic acid. In addition, ruminants such as bison are a major contributor of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) to the human diet, providing significantly more CLA than other non-ruminant meat sources such as pork, fish, chicken, and turkey. The dietary inclusion of a specifically rich source of CLA may be advantageous as CLA is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties, and may have an important role in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer.”

When it comes to omega-3 fatty acids (which our body does not make on its own) – it’s important that we turn to foods that include this essential fat, which has been shown to prevent heart disease. Consuming our native, grass-fed buffalo meat that delivers 3.5x more omega-3s – is a not only a good choice but a go-to choice for a healthy heart.

“Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to significantly reduce the risk for sudden death caused by cardiac arrhythmias and all-cause mortality in patients with known coronary heart disease. Omega-3 fatty acids are also used to treat hyperlipidemia and hypertension.”

Evidence has also shown that “some antioxidant vitamins appear to be important in reducing the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD).” With the power-packed antioxidant vitamins found in grass-fed meat, these healthy, can-do substances protect a person’s cells, keeping us free from “oxidative stress” and boosting overall health.

Besides the known health benefits of grass-fed meat, it’s also important to consider its role in weight health, which directly correlates to heart health. Being overweight leads to many conditions such as, high blood pressure or diabetes that lead to heart disease. Consuming a healthy, balanced diet of 100% grass-fed/finished bison with other whole plant-based foods, play a critical role in maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle.

Our nutrient dense, lower calorie and higher protein grass-fed buffalo meat is not just beneficial for your heart health, but for the heart of our planet. New studies show that one in five global deaths are caused by pollution, and our food supply can either be a part of that pollution or a part of the solution.

As always, we believe, that eating less meat, but of a higher more nutrient rich and sustainable quality is not just in the best interest of our health, but of our planet’s health too.

For a better understanding of the benefits of Wild Idea’s 100% grass-fed/finished buffalo meat and to offer transparency, learn more about the nutritional data here.

Sources:
EatWild – Basics
US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health
National Library of Medicine – National Center for Biotechnology Information
American Family Physician
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/blog/heart-health

One of America’s Favorites – Buffalo Burger

February 1, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in bison, Buffalo, One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A buffalo burger and sweet potato fries

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

Frozen buffalo burger patties

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Jill’s Pumpkin Pie

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

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

Ingredients:

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

Preparation:

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

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

Ingredients:

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

Preparation:

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

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

November 4, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is BUFFALO and EGGPLANT PARMESAN CASSEROLE. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Eggplants, Olive Oil, Wild Idea Premium Ground Buffalo or Wild Idea Italian Buffalo Sausage, Garlic, Onion, Salt, Pepper, Oregano, Italian Style Stewed Tomatoes, and Panko Bread Crumbs. You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wide Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

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

Ingredients:

3 – eggplants, sliced

2 – tablespoons olive oil

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

3 – tablespoons garlic, chopped

1 – onion, chopped

2 – teaspoon salt

1 – tablespoon black pepper

1 – tablespoon oregano

28 – ounces Italian style stewed tomatoes, chopped

8 – ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced

1 – cup fresh basil, julienned

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

Preperation:

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

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

October 28, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – BUFFALO SLOPPY JOE’S. Made using the Wild Idea Buffalo – PREMIUM GROUND BUFFALO. Sloppy Joe’s made healthier and still delicious! I use the PREMIUM GROUND BUFFALO when I make my Buffalo 3 Bean Chili. Using Buffalo makes everything better! You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wide Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

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

Instructions:

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

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo – PREMIUM GROUND BUFFALO 1 LB.
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.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/premium-ground-bison-burgers/products/1-lb-ground-buffalo

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – GRILLED 14 OZ. RIBEYE WITH GORGONZOLA PORT SAUCE

August 19, 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 GRILLED 14 OZ. RIBEYE WITH GORGONZOLA PORT SAUCE. Using the always delicious and tender Wild Idea Buffalo – RIBEYE STEAK. Topped with a Grogonzola Port Sauce. To make the Sauce you’ll be needing Butter, Garlic Clove, Crushed Peppercorns, Port, Gorgonzola Crumbled Cheese, and Heavy Cream. You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo – RIBEYE STEAK along with all the other Wild Idea products all at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

Buffalo Steaks with Grogonzola Port Sauce
*Pan sear or grill steaks according to buffalo steak cooking instructions.

Ingredients:
2 – tablespoon butter
1 – tablespoon garlic clove, minced
1 – tablespoon crushed peppercorns
1/2 – cup Port
1/3 – cup Gorgonzola, crumbled
1/3 – cup heavy cream

Preparation:
1) In sauce pan over medium heat, melt butter
2) Add garlic and peppercorns, and saute for about 4 minutes
3) Deglaze the pan with the port.
4) Wisk in Gorgonzola and cream until well incorporated and allow the sauce to come to a gentle boil. Continue whisking until the sauce is to your desired consistency. *About 5 minutes.
5) Serve immediately or remove from heat, cover and reheat when needed. Delish!
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/grilled-14-oz-ribeye-with-gorgonzola-port-sauce

 

 

 

RIBEYE STEAK
Steak lovers are serious about their ribeyes. Our juicy, meaty ribeyes will not disappoint. These steaks are incredibly tender due to the area of the bison from which they are cut: the rib primal section. Our 100% grass-fed ribeye steaks will redefine what you think a great steak is. 10 oz & 14 oz portions.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/steaks/products/ribeye-steaks

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – GRILLED 14 OZ. RIBEYE WITH GORGONZOLA PORT SAUCE

August 17, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is a GRILLED 14 OZ. RIBEYE WITH GORGONZOLA PORT SAUCE. Using the always delicious and tender Wild Idea Buffalo – RIBEYE STEAK. Topped with a Grogonzola Port Sauce. To make the Sauce you’ll be needing Butter, Garlic Clove, Crushed Peppercorns, Port, Gorgonzola Crumbled Cheese, and Heavy Cream. You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo – RIBEYE STEAK along with all the other Wild Idea products all at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

Buffalo Steaks with Grogonzola Port Sauce
*Pan sear or grill steaks according to buffalo steak cooking instructions.

Ingredients:
2 – tablespoon butter
1 – tablespoon garlic clove, minced
1 – tablespoon crushed peppercorns
1/2 – cup Port
1/3 – cup Gorgonzola, crumbled
1/3 – cup heavy cream

Preparation:
1) In sauce pan over medium heat, melt butter
2) Add garlic and peppercorns, and saute for about 4 minutes
3) Deglaze the pan with the port.
4) Wisk in Gorgonzola and cream until well incorporated and allow the sauce to come to a gentle boil. Continue whisking until the sauce is to your desired consistency. *About 5 minutes.
5) Serve immediately or remove from heat, cover and reheat when needed. Delish!
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/grilled-14-oz-ribeye-with-gorgonzola-port-sauce

 

 

 

RIBEYE STEAK
Steak lovers are serious about their ribeyes. Our juicy, meaty ribeyes will not disappoint. These steaks are incredibly tender due to the area of the bison from which they are cut: the rib primal section. Our 100% grass-fed ribeye steaks will redefine what you think a great steak is. 10 oz & 14 oz portions.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/steaks/products/ribeye-steaks

BISON HEART

August 12, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | 1 Comment
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I have another Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe to pass along, Bison Heart. To make this dish you’ll need Wild Idea Buffalo Heart, Wild Idea Buffalo Bacon, Butter, Onions, Garlic, Tomatoes, White Wine, Sour Cream, and Basil. You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Heart or Bacon along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wide Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

BISON HEART
My friend and Wild Idea supporter, Angela A. shared her recipe for cooking heart. I put it to the test and can report that it is absolutely delicious and heart-healthy!

Ingredients:

2-3 – lbs of Buffalo Heart cut into large cubes

6 – oz of Buffalo Bacon or Organic Bacon

2 – oz butter

2 – onions, chopped

2 – cloves of garlic, chopped

6 – fresh tomatoes, peeled & chopped or 3 tbsp of tomato paste

1/4 – bottle of white wine

8 – oz of sour cream

Fresh or dried basil and parsley

Preparation:

1 – Cut the bacon into small bits and fry in 2 oz of butter
2 – Add the chopped onions garlic and sauté.
3 – Add buffalo heart to the bacon onions and garlic, and let it brown.
4 – Add 1/2 cup of water, tomatoes or paste, and the wine..
5 – Simmer for 30 minutes covered and then for 15 minutes without the lid. Stir the sour cream into the sauce.
6 – Sprinkle with fresh herbs.
*Serve with rice or mashed potatoes. I like the sauce chunky but one could strain or puree it.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/bison-heart

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo – HEART
A heart-healthy, old time favorite! Cube and add to stews or pot pies, or simmer whole. Available as a 2.5 – 3 lb. package (average weight).
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/delicacies/products/heart

BUFFALO VS BISON

July 26, 2020 at 12:03 PM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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One question that we often receive is: “What is the difference between buffalo and bison?” Quite simply, both names refer to the same animal. Understandably, this has caused some confusion, but both terms are used interchangeably, and both are accepted.
For some background, the name buffalo is thought to have originated from European explorers who confused the animal they found in the New World with animals they were more familiar with – African or Asian Buffalo. As with the misnaming of Native Americans (Indians), the name stuck. Our National Mammal was only given the name bison after European scientists studied the skeletons years later. Today, the word buffalo is still often used for the American Bison. For example; Buffalo Gap National Grasslands, Buffalo Bill, the Buffalo Nickel, Buffalo Bills and Buffalo, South Dakota… etc.

There are two sub-species of American Bison (Bison bison). The first is the Plains Bison – originally found in huge numbers on the Great Plains. The second is the Wood Bison, which lived in smaller herds on the woody edges of the Great Plains and are now mostly found in the forests of Central Canada.

At Wild Idea Buffalo Company, we raise 100% Grass-Fed Buffalo (Bison bison) that roam much like their ancestors did on the Great Plains of South Dakota and long before the names got muddled.

Learn more about how we raise our buffalo (or “bison” if you prefer 😉) here.

https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/blog/buffalo-vs-bison

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