Bison osso bucco is an intensely flavorful cut cross-cut from the leg – a disk of hearty meat around a center piece of marrow bone. It must be slow braised in order to become tender, and is typically served in a sauce made from the braising liquid alongside a starch like polenta, potatoes, or risotto.
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.