Bison burgers, anyone?

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  1. chet again

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    Always been curious about what buffalo meat tasted like so today I tried a mushroom swiss buffalo burger. A place opened up in Omaha, Ne. called "Best Bison".

    Anyone else ever ate buffalo meat?
     
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    I eat it a lot,elk too.
    The trick is to not overcook either meat.
    It can get overdone really quick.
     
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    I haven’t made Bison burgers but I’ve made quite a bit of Bison Spaghetti. Folks can’t tell the difference.

    Less saturated fat compared to normal 80/20 or 85/15 beef.
     
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    Yep. Very tasty. Ground bison available in local grocery. Put 'em on the grill.
     
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    There used to be a Ted Turner restaurant in Omaha (around 132nd Street and Dodge) that served bison steaks and burgers from Turner's own herds. Damn good meat.

    Bison meat was also available from the co-op place near West Central and Bob Boozer Drive. It might still be.
     
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    I like em’!
    They’re often a little on the lean/dry side, but still real good,
     
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    I had one, not impressed. You need a good set of teeth to eat that.
     
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    The wife buys ground bison once in a while and asks me to make burgers on the grill. It has a different flavor but as stated above, there is very little fat which makes it less grill friendly. If I am doing a burger on the grill 80/20 dead cow is my choice.
     
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    Yep twice. Didn't like it much. It tasted like the tallow and other stuff we discard from fresh beef before cooking it. Its right down their with venison, without the heaps of sauce, spices, marinades and anything that will keep it from tasting like venison.
     
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    I take your bison burgers and raise you bison hot dogs. There's a bison farm not far from me that makes 'em, and I have to say these are the best hot dogs I have ever eaten. And I have eaten a lot of hot dogs.
     
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    Had it a few times and like it. Different taste & texture but I like variety
     
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    Bison is awesome. I've tried lots of what I call the "alternative meats," and there's a lot of good stuff out there to be had.

    Other than the usual domestic beef/fowl/fish/pork/lamb, I've had...

    Alligator
    Bison
    Buffalo
    Boar
    Deer
    Elk
    Frog
    Goose
    Moose
    Ostrich
    Pheasant
    Quail
    Rabbit
    Springbok
    Snake


    Story: I was on a trip with a co-worker that saw us do a leg on South African Airways. They had Springbok on the menu for lunch, so I had that. That evening, we went to a restaurant that had wild boar on the menu, which is what I ordered. My co-worker turns to me and asks, "How many of Africa's little creatures do you intend to consume this trip?" Without skipping a beat, I answered, "All the delicious ones." To this day I have no idea whether he was serious or pulling my chain.
     
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    They do have "Beeffalos" that are cows crossed with buffalo. Much more farm friendly to raise.
    The buffalos can be unpredictable and dangerous for the farmer/rancher.

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    I like them.. I want to try all sort of game, problem is my immediate family is too afraid to try, except for my cousins and uncles but they live far away.

    I could buy the stuff and cook it myself, and perhaps i should but its more fun to try things with people.

    No snake or frog for me though.
     
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    I like bison. Camel is another good meat, very mild tasting. They say the hump is the best part of the camel. Unfortunately, the place where I get my camel meat doesn't list where on the camel the meat came from.
     
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    Teds Montana Grill. Outstanding burger.
     
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    I just saw a program where the US leaders wanted to populate the whole country. Problem was that there were Indians already. Indians used to live exploiting buffalos, so the leaders decided to first get rid of the buffalos. If I remember right, about 50 million buffalos were destroyed in about 20 years. Well, that was a long time ago. Propably very good meat though..
    Bison_skull_pile-restored.jpg
     
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    I grew up in Alaska and my dad was an avid hunter. One year he drew a bison tag so we had bison that year. It was less lean and dry than the moose we normally ate, but not as rich as beef. Good burgers.
     
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    Yes, overrated IMO.
     
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    Yes. OK for a burger once one gets used to it but as others have said, different flavor from beef and easy to dry out from low fat content. Best used with sauces and recipes where there are other flavors to blend with it.
     
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