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Jan 6, 2013 11:41 AM

Is Bison worth it?

Hey, I noticed on my near daily trip to the store some ground bison meat in the meat section of the store. I was interested in trying the stuff since it was in a nice small package but then I noticed that was like ten bucks for half a pound and it wasn't even pasture-fed. Yeah, I didn't buy it.

That said, is the stuff worth the price?

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  1. Not worth it. You pay up for the higher costs of a small scale operation, plus a premium for the novelty factor. Yes, it's lean, but you can buy 90-10 lean beef for 1/4 the price.

    1. I bought some a year or two ago and used it for burgers. I didn't care for the flavor so have never bought it again.

      1. I had Bison short ribs recently and it was one of the best things I've ever eaten. This was at a very good restaurant so I expected it to be good.

        $20/lb does seem out of reason to me. I might buy enough for a couple of burgers just for the heck of it though.

        1. It's worth it if you want bison.

          It's not if you want it to be a substitute for beef.

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          1. re: ipsedixit

            Exactly. Same thing I've said about frozen yogurt.

            1. re: mwhitmore

              If you want bison, you eat frozen yogurt?

              Mr Taster

          2. Bought some once... couldn't have been THAT much $$ uz I'd never have spent that. Was super lean... probably made meatballs or meatloaf out of it... don't really recall. Couldn't have tasted THAT much different from beef, or I'd surely have remembered.