Fat Begone, you asked about the difference between lean turkey and bison. I got this info straight from the Eat Clean Diet by Tosca Reno. 6 ounces turkey vs. 6 ounces bison: calories = 230 / 186, protein = 51g / 36g, calcium = 5mg / 13.5mg, cholesterol = 142mg / 112 mg. So, bison is lower in calories, higher in calcium and lower in cholesterol. Also, it says that bison is one of the few meats high in CLA, which has been found useful in promoting weight loss.
What I have read says bison is a sweeter meat than beef, but my experience was that it was much the same. A couple years ago I dated a guy that killed a bison and had it butchered. The ground beef they made up for him had some regular beef fat in it. I think it was for texture or something - but it was still very lean. (The butchers weren't supposed to have added the beef fat...)The thing is - it DID taste a lot like regular beef, and maybe it was because of the beef fat that they add to the bison meat to make the ground meat.
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the ground bison in recipes is pretty hard to tell the difference from beef, but i enjoy the flavor of beef more when i have steak. the bison is milder tasting but so much better for you, lower in fat etc. i just wish my grocery store would carry it more often. they get it in about once a year and it goes fast!
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We made it into hamburgers at our house. I used the usual spices I use in beef, it was DELICIOUS!!! DH and I both thought it was the best burger ever. I bought a couple of pounds of it at a health food store, but did not like it very well and they raised the price recently by $2 a pound. So, I bought it at a meat market in a small town near me and it was terrific. It was only 50 cents more than the price of lean beef. You might check out a meat market to see if they have it or can get it. My next door neighbor was told by his dietician to only eat ground bison now to help reduce his heart problems. His wife has used it in many ways for the past year and said they love it more than they ever liked beef and they were major beef eaters.
I recently had Bison Tamale Pie from Whole Foods. It was delicious. Haven't checked their website (or any others) to see if the recipe is there. Meat mixture had standard Mexican flavors and onions and was layered with corn tortillas and cheese.
Or along that same line - what about Bison Tacos? I think either of these would be a good way to introduce it. My family is the same way - they freaked out when I told them I tried it. They don't know what they're missing!
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You might be surprised. It doesn't taste much different from beef...IMHO. We bought some made them into hamburger patties and when everyone was done DH and I asked the kids how were the burgers and they said they were good..blah, blah, blah and then we told them it wasn't beef it was bison and they were like okay, whatever they were still good! Now I can't find bison. The grocery store that had it ordered it by accident!! I've pleaded with them to order it again but it hasn't come in.
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I bought some ground bison and would like to use it in a recipe where the family can't tell the difference from beef. Just to ease them in. If I tell them right away that it's bison, nobody (including DH) will eat it. Any ideas?
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