Monday, March 5, 2012

Buffalo & Beans

I remember eating pork & beans as a kid. It was one of the few things my dad cooked for us. He was famous (at least in our house) for this yummy dish. His secret ingredient…maple syrup. I’ve come a long way since those pork & bean days. But for some reason I’ve been thinking of them a lot lately or maybe just thinking of my dad. So much so that when the Buffalo Guys sent the Virtual Potluck group various buffalo sausages to review I knew immediately I would try my own version of pork & beans…aka…buffalo & beans.

The Buffalo Guys, Peter & Ken, started their business in 2000 with the idea of providing the people with a responsibly raised superior tasting meat. Today they sell their range raised buffalo to hundreds of stores nationwide. Their sausages do not include any fillers, MSG or nitrates and they never use growth hormones. In general buffalo meat is lower in calories, fat and cholesterol in comparison to beef, chicken or pork. 

Interested in trying some yummy products from the Buffalo Guys?  Through the end of March receive 15% off your sausage order when you use the code VIRTUALPOTLUCK.

 Be sure to check out all of the other recipes from the VP crew over at Diabetic Foodie.

Buffalo & Beans
1 lb buffalo bratwurst, cut crosswise into slices
1 can of Great Northern Beans
1 medium onion, cut into large dice
1 celery stalk, cut into large pieces
2 carrots, cut into large dice
1 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
2 bay leaves
1/4 cup tomato paste
3 garlic cloves, sliced thin
3 cups stock
1 lb cubed pork steak

Add all ingredients to a large dutch oven over medium heat. Cover and let cook about 3 hours, stirring periodically. Remove bay leaf before serving. 


  1. I have never tried buffalo! Must try it.

  2. I'm doing a BBQ this weekend and now have one recipe ready! Thanks for sharing such a delicious idea! :)

  3. yummy recipe..Perfectly made


  4. I almost made a similar dish with the buffalo hot dogs. Great minds ...

  5. This looks really good. Never had Buffalo sausage before but I guess I'll have to try it one day.

  6. I've heard a lot about how buffalo is healthier than other meats and have tried to convince my parents to make the switch. No luck so far. but this looks great!