|Two 5lb packs (approx. 10lbs total).|
85%/15% Lean/Fat Ratio
Sub-Therapeutic Antibiotic Free
Grass/Grain Diet, Grain Finished
Ground bison is extremely versatile and can be used as a healthier alternative to ground beef in most (if not all) recipes.
Bison's flavor is often described as a richer version of beef with just a hint of sweetness. It is not gamey at all, and has a deeper red color and coarser grain than beef.
Like many game meats, bison meat is much healthier than conventional grain-fed beef. Its primary health benefits are its low fat content (less than a third as much fat as similar cuts of beef), lower cholesterol (less than skinless chicken) and high amount of iron. This makes it an ideal red meat choice for those concerned about eating heart healthy food.
Store packages of ground bison in your freezer until you're ready to use them. For thawing tips, please read Safely Defrosting Frozen Food for Maximum Flavor.
RECIPES & TIPS
Use ground bison in any recipe that calls for ground beef. It particularly makes great burgers.
When substituting bison for beef, be careful to take its faster cooking rate into account so it doesn’t overcook and dry out. Because bison is much higher in protein and also a little denser in texture, you’re likely to get full with smaller portions.
Bison pairs well with rich, rustic flavors like chile peppers, beer, cumin, red wine, rosemary, and sage.
Recommended Internal Cooking Temp:
The USDA recommends cooking all ground meats to an internal temperature of 160°F.