Eat Buffalo Meat For An Exotic BBQ Experience
Buffalo Meat is an interesting and exotic alternative to BBQ beef. Buffalo, or bison meat, is ideal for barbeque cooking. It's low fat content makes it imperative that you cook it very slow and on low. And that, obviously, is what barbeque is all about.
Buffalo is really America's first "meat". Buffalo has been the staple meat for hundreds of years in America, and is actually a commodity that could be called the "real American meat". At one time buffalo was very threatened, but thankfully it has come back strong.
Buffalo is lower in fat than beef. Because of that, it cooks faster than beef. It can easily become dry if you don't take your time with buffalo. Also, buffalo meat is best when cooked from rare to medium. Slow barbeque is great for buffalo, but never grill this meat unless is it ground buffalo. These make excelent hamburgers, but again, do not grill too quickly because of the low fat content.
Some people think the meat from buffalo tastes better than beef. Of course, we at www.TexasBarbeques.com strongly disagree. But the flavor is similar to beef without being gamey, like many people mistakenly think. It is a sweet taste that doesn't really leave an aftertaste or a greasy feeling in your mouth.
Buffalo contains 80% less fat than beef and has about 50% less cholesterol. It is also higher iron and protein, as well omega and amino acids. It really is a very healthy meat for a different barbeque idea.
Buffalo meat used to be very hard to find. But because of the increased domestic raising of buffalo these days, there are a number of specialty meat companies that offer buffalo for sale at at reasonable costs. And the number of mail order companies on the internet make it very easy to buy buffalo without really leaving the house.
Here are a couple of buffalo recipes that will get you started thinking about buffalo meat a little more often.
1 pound ground Buffalo Meat
1 tablespoon Italian Bread Crumbs
1 tablespoon minced onion
salt & pepper to taste
Mix the above ingredients together well. Shape into 3 hamburger patties. Place on a grill over medium heat & close the lid. Cook about 5 minutes on each side. Do not overcook.
How about some Buffalo Brisket? Now that's still Texas cooking I'm sure. This one is made indoors but it is very delicious.
BBQ Buffalo Brisket1 whole buffalo brisket, about 5 pounds
3 cups of your favorite BBQ Sauce
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2 onions, coarsely chopped
2 carrots, coarsely chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
6 cups chicken stock
2 cups water
Place 2 cups of the bbq sauce in a large shallow baking dish, add the brisket and turn to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Heat the vegetable oil in a large Dutch oven over high heat until smoking. Remove the brisket from the dish, season with salt and pepper and sear it well on both sides and remove to a plate. Add the carrots, onions, celery and garlic and cook until soft and golden brown.
Return the brisket to the pan and pour chicken stock, water and the remaining 1 cup of bbq sauce over it. Bring to a simmer on top of the stove, cover and place in the oven. Cook for 3 hours or until tender. Remove from the cooking liquid and let rest for 15 minutes. Slice thinly.Leave Buffalo Meat For Other Interesting BBQ Ideas & Wild Game Recipes