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Dec 6, 2010 06:14 PM

Help with ideas for ground bison

Hi, I just bought part of a bison and now I have a ton of ground bison in my freezer. I realized I don't have a wide range of ground beef type recipes and I would love some ideas. Dairy free would be preferable and if you have some that can be made in bulk and frozen in small portions that would be even better. Besides that I'm game for pretty much anything as I love all spice levels and vegetables, etc.

Thanks so much,

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  1. I would try anything that could be made with ground dark meat. First to mind is Texas chili (NO BEANS). Had some really awesome in a restaurant in NM. Nice and spicy. Then I would go to stuffed green peppers for the sweeter side. And I have had a bison burger; it is marvelous! Then, I think I would try a meatball stew with some both traditional and un-traditional veggies. Mushrooms, potatoes, corn for traditional and kale, onion and turnips for the un. Yeah, I am into comfort food...

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    1. re: MartiniGenie

      Thanks for the ideas! I've made some chili and meat sauce so far and they've turned out great. I haven't tried meatball yet as I am worried the meat doesn't have enough fat in it but perhaps if I mix it with some pork it would work out.

    2. Bison is noticeably leaner and sweeter than beef. I like it for burgers and tacos/fajitas but have not used it for chili or tomato sauce. Since it costs more than beef, I prefer to use it so that its flavor is not covered up too much by other ingredients. But in your case, I'd do the pasta sauce, meatballs/meatloaf, stroganoff, sloppy joes, etc.

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      1. re: greygarious

        Agreed that it is a bit sweeter, so thought this Thai-style ground beef might be good. This is actually surprisingly good and is a good happy medium for someone who likes Asian flavors with a mean who likes to stick with red meat: