Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine: Bison Meat Review & Whole Foods Giveaway

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Bison Meat Review & Whole Foods Giveaway

Bison meat is becoming increasingly popular throughout the US; most likely because of its nutritional benefits. According to the National Bison Association bison meat provides more protein and nutrients with less fat than most other popular meats. This includes skinless chicken breast. (check out this nice comparison chart).

My personal experience with bison meat, although limited, has been very positive. I’ve had bison burgers on several occasions and have just recently grilled a bison rib eye. All have been delicious. I find bison to be very similar in taste to beef. Not gamey at all. That being said I think you could easily exchange it for beef in just about any recipe. You will need to adjust the cook time and temperature though. Since it contains less fat it will cook slightly different.

So the next time you’re planning to make burgers for a BBQ or grill a piece of steak for dinner consider using bison …what I think is soon to become “the other red meat”

Where to find bison meat?  
Whole Foods  sells various cuts of bison. With that in mind I'm giving away a $10 gift card to Whole Foods so that one lucky reader can try bison for themselves.

How to win?
Leave a comment on this post telling me your thoughts on bison meat. Do you like it; not like; or maybe never had it. Just let me know by midnight EST on 6/30 and you’ll be entered.

Tweet this contest and leave a comment letting me know for another chance to win.

Subscribe to my blog (don’t forget to let me know you did) and you’ll get another entrĂ©e.

Good Luck!

*The winner of the book 52 Loaves, picked by random # generator, is Marly from Namely Marly.

20 comments:

  1. Hmmm...well I have subscribed to your blog, yeah! And I have tried bison meat once, and I really enjoyed it. It was a lot leaner than a typical hamburger.

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  2. I've only had bison burgers before, never a steak. I will have to give it a try! I am always up to trying something new.

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  3. Yum, I love Bison! Sadly I don't have a Whole foods anywhere near me =( But great giveaway!!

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  4. So strange. I just was talking to a friend tonight who told me she bought bison meat at our local market. I didn't even know it was sold there but I want to go and try it. Maybe grind it for bison burgers.

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  5. I have never tried Bison but I would like to.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  6. I am subscribed with Google Reader.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  7. I'm a fan of different meats. I've had buffalo burgers and even some eland and zebra. I would love to try out a bison ribeye!

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  8. I've enjoyed many a tasty bison burger. I think they have way more flavor than your typical beef one, too. And they're leaner.

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  9. I have been meaning to try bison for the longest time but whenever I get to the store, I just forget to buy it (that and I don't really eat meat that much). What an awesome giveaway!

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  10. I've had a bison burger before, and I was surprised how good it was. I was expecting it to be a little strong, but it was good.

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  11. I have never tried bison but would love to do so. I am a big fan of venison. Grilling sounds like a nice idea too.

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  12. Bison meat is delicious. It is lean without being dry; rich and robustly flavorful but with a nice tender texture. Nutritionally bison provides more protein and nutrients with fewer calories and less fat.
    Cooking Tips:
    Don't Overcook
    Don't let the meat dry out.
    Remember "low and slow."
    Cook meat to the same doneness that you prefer in beef.

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  13. haven't tried but would love to

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  14. i RT on twitter

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  15. I've had bison before and can't say that I really noticed the how it differed from beef. But if I win the giveaway I promise to pay extra close attention!

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  16. What a great give-a-way! My mom makes an awesome bison beer chili! It is so flipping good! http://myhealthypassion.wordpress.com/2010/01/01/more-beach-fun-food-and-movies/

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  17. Bison sounds lovely. I recently tried ostrich which is nice because it is healthy and takes similar to beef.

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  18. I love bison. I made a stew with it and it was absolutely fabulous. I've only had it the one time, but can't wait to have it again. The only problem is, not every Whole Foods carries it. I have to go into San Francisco to get it. The one here in Walnut Creek doesn't carry it. Boo hoo.

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  19. FYI: One brand of bison meat has been recalled due to possible e-coli contamination. Details here: http://www.pritzkerlaw.com/ecoli/rocky-mountain-natural-meats-bison-recall.html

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  20. Great giveaway! Love Whole Foods! I've never tried bison meat but would be interested to try it out sometime! This would be a great opportunity to try it with the gift card. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

    Sesasidesmitten@aol.com

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