Recipes for Ground Bison

Check out page 9 of the April New Values Magazine for your coupon for a free pound of ground bison from Elliott and Sons Bison. Have you tried it yet?  Not sure what to do with your bison meat?  Try these recipes or get creative.  Watch for an upcoming recipe contest.  Details will be in our May issue.

Buffalo Taco Cups (simple appetizer)

1lb ground bison meat
1 (1.25 oz) pkg taco seasoning
1 (10 oz) can refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese

Brown taco meat until no pink- Add taco seasoning to bison.  Press biscuits into bowl shape pushing center down and guiding sides up a medium muffin pan.  Fill biscuits with seasoned meat.  Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.  Sprinkle with cheese.  Bake an additional 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted.  Serve with salsa if desired.

Bison Burger (Basic starters burger)

1lb bison ground (or patty)
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp sea salt
2 tbp bbq (optional)
1 tsp olive oil (optional) helps for new bison grillers

Preheat grill using charcoal or gas.  Mix ingredients into a mixing bowl and form three 1/3 lb patties.  We prefer to use 1/3 lb patties because bison is a lean meat and can be quite different to grill then a fatty piece of beef (1/3 lb over 1/4 lb allows more room for error in overcooking a bison patty).  If using pre-made patties, coat the patty with olive oil prior to placing on grill.  Place burgers on grill and grill first side until juice run through meat- it is important to not push the burgers with spatula.  Doing this can dry out the burger.  Flip burgers and allow other side to cook to desired wellness.  Internal temperature should be at 160 degrees.  Once burgers done, allow to sit 5-10 minutes as the meat continues to cook and juices recirculate.

**When cooking lean bison it is better to cook low and slow to achieve maximum flavorful taste**
**Rule of thumb for grilling bison- double grilling time to allow most tender meat**

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