What is Bison meat?
Bison, also known as the American Buffalo, is another option of meat that you can include in your everyday diet. Bison is unlike other wild game, Bison does not contain the “earthy” flavors that a deer or elk would have. Bison are unique in many different ways. One big component is that Bison meat is found to be higher in iron thus helping with iron recycling in the body!
Where to get Bison?
Even though the American Bison is a prestigious animal you still can obtain Bison meat from various options!
- Local Rancher
- Specialty Meat Market
- Online Meat shops
- Farmers Markets
It is also important to know where your Bison meat is coming from.
Another fun fact about purchasing and eating Bison meat is that you will not find added hormones in these animals! This is a HUGE bonus to a more holistic conscious consumer.
Why Bison Chili?
The real question is why not?
Bison meat, especially ground is a great way to change things up. You don’t have to sacrifice taste or nutrients to achieve whatever it is you are trying in your kitchen. So give it a try!
- 2 Pounds of Ground Bison
- 1 Can of Kidney Beans
- 1 Quart of Tomato Juice
- 12 oz of Fusilli Noodles
- 1 Tbsp Cumin
- 1 Tbsp Chili powder
- 1 Tbsp Salt
- 1/2 Tbsp Black Pepper
- 1 Tbsp Cayenne Pepper (Optional)
- Cook meat on cast iron skill or pan available. (TIP: Precook meat, the night before, to make meal time even easier!)
- Start noodles, per directions of box, once meat comes to a finish.
- Once Meat has been cooked throroughly (160 degrees). Add meat to a stock pot and add tomato juice as well as the kidney beans. Turn heat to medium/high then once tomato juice starts to boil bring down to a simmer.
- Add seasonings.
- Once noodles are cooked through add them into the tomato juice.
- Add more seasonings to achieve desired spice & taste!