Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Thanks to a friend, I tasted buffalo meat for the first time last week. In exchange for a little work I am doing for them, my friends have given me some buffalo roasts and a few other cuts of buffalo. Getting "paid" in buffalo meat works just fine for me!!! They also have some elk I may get to try soon.
The reason I have never tried buffalo meat before is the cost - it is $9.99/lb when it is on SALE at Sprouts! WAY out of my budget normally.
So last week, I cooked one of the roasts in my crock pot just like I do a beef roast, with some potatoes and carrots. It was VERY good! To me, it was hard to tell any taste difference from beef, but the meat was SO lean, I had to make sure it had water so that it wouldn't dry out. It was tender and delicious!
Last night, I cooked up some picadillo which is whatever you have on hand (meats, veggies, potatoes) chopped up and cooked together with some salsa and spices. You can serve this in many different ways, but we made tacos with it. The buffalo was tender and very yummy!
Well, I decided I needed to find out about the health benefits of eating buffalo meat, and here is what I found: