BISON!!! It's what's for dinner!
- 06-06-2012, 02:06 PM
BISON!!! It's what's for dinner!
This may be old news for some, but I am very surprised at the amount of people I come across in my profession who actually have never tried bison. Call it what you may, bison also known as buffalo is growing vastly popular among fitness enthusiasts and chefs nationwide.
Many dieters trying to lose weight and whittle at their waistline tend to think their days of "red meat" are in the past, but for the exception of vinison, bison is about as lean and healthy you can get when looking for a nutrient and amino dense protein!
American bison (buffalo) commonly associated with the midwestern states and Great Plains used to roam the fields by the hundreds of thousands. By the late 1800s, their numbers had been decimated through commercial hunting and slaughter, and bison were nearly extinct! Lucky for us though, that population is more than 500,000 today and growing!
Bison has definitely made the popularity list thanks to the superbly tasty and lean alternative to beef. However, unlike cattle that has been selectively bred for marbling, bison remain much closer to their original wild lineage and as a result their meat is much leaner. Bison generally has fewer calories, a lower fat content yet more protein than beef, making it a good choice for the health conscious meat eater.
I began eating bison a few years ago when I wanted to enjoy a burger while dining out with friends, and I can honestly say it has changed my life! During my off season and even while on my competition preparation diet, I enjoy having a lean bison steak or if I'm in the mood for a burger on a cheat day. Previously a strictly fish and chicken eater, I can now acclimate my nutritional needs with this tasty red meat and reap the benefits during my tough workouts!
So, if you haven't tried a bison burger or steak yet, stop what you are doing and run out to your nearest Whole Foods Market (they have the best fresh selection) or your local meat market and pick some up! The ground bison is a common choice for newcomers, but don't feel shy to splurge on a New York strip or some short ribs for a nicely roasted potted meal! Bon Apetite!
- 06-06-2012, 02:33 PM
How much does it usually run per lb?
- 06-06-2012, 04:26 PM
Ground-$10.99./lb..up $2 since last year!
Shoulder Roast/Stew Chunks $12.99/lb
Bison Uncured Franks-$7.99/lb
~I like to buy it fresh and never frozen! And never in those square packs at the market either. If you cant guarantee the source dont buy it! You are paying for its rareity as well as its quality. Sure you may pay for irs popularity as well but sometimes in this industry we make tiny sacrifices to get what we work hard for! I have a hefty grocery bill usually because im the only one that gets to eat this way in a regular basis, but u save money on everything! Make good networks and they can let you know when markdowns come up and fresh ar*****s! My seafood guys know when i come in and ask for the "waste chunks" im talking about the pieces of good cuts from fish that wouldnt sell by normal portion sizes. Well those tiny pieces are sometimes 4-6oz a pieces! And i can buy swordfish, mahi mahi, ahi tuna, salmon...but i pay $2.49/lb versus $18-$21/lb like it is in the case!
06-06-2012, 06:00 PM
Oh my.. For those prices I will stick with my cow steaks
06-06-2012, 06:03 PM
I agree that's way over priced! I hunt deer and my deer are probably just as lean and high in protein.Originally Posted by JudoJosh
06-07-2012, 07:10 AM
bison is great for macros but it is pricey compared to many other options.
06-07-2012, 09:05 AM
06-07-2012, 09:23 AM
06-07-2012, 10:05 AM
I know at the Kansas City City Market where I've bought Bison before the prices are much cheaper than what was posted. At least a couple of bucks lower. When I go I always buy a little bit of Bison and I make sure to get some Bison jerky which is absolutely delicious.
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06-08-2012, 04:40 PM
That's great! Especially since you're in the plains, the local ranchers sell it much cheaper to grocers and markets. I live in Georgia and we do not have any bison rancher locally yet. The grass fed beef in stores is also more pricey, but that's if you are shopping out of Whole Foods.
What many people didn't see with the prices I listed was that, it's from WHOLE FOODS. They are notorious for leaving you with a lighter wallet than what you walked in with, but I shop there because I prefer their selection and the quality is great. Sure you can find ground bison in your local grocery store for a a couple maybe even three dollars cheaper if your lucky, but I still prefer mine from WF. The local farms here do sell grass fed beef that is not bad at all and is about $6.99/lb for their ground, where in stores I've seen prices as high as $10.99/lb! The International Market in dekalb county georgia has very low priced bison, but only carried about an 80/20 lean version of ground, and the shoulder roast. Again, I was pleased with the taste, but I've also opted to just stick to my fish for a little longer and substitute with bison once a week instead of three times a week like I did for my last year's contest prep. Muuuuuuccch cheaper :-)
09-07-2012, 08:55 PM
McDonald dollar menu is even cheaper. U get what u put in.Originally Posted by JudoJosh
Buy better quality now, save medical costs later. And improve quality of life.
GAME ON! MOVAH FUKAZ!
09-07-2012, 09:02 PM
I've had bison burgers at Fuddrucker's a few times and enjoyed them a lot.
09-07-2012, 09:04 PM
I might switch to that for my sons
GAME ON! MOVAH FUKAZ!
09-09-2012, 10:17 PM
If you noticed the name of the grocery market on my post on prices: Whole Foods, you might understand why they are slightly higher than most places. But I live in Georgia and if you ask me everything is overpriced here! Especially food! I used to be able to get 2.5 dozen cage free eggs from WF fr $4.99, they recently went up 60 cents, and since ezekiel bread is gaining more popularity I suppose, stores like Publix and Kroger charge $5.99 a loaf, where WF is remaining $3.99, at least for now.
Earlier in the post my neighborhood Krogers had not yet provided bison steaks, but while out shopping in one of the new locations, I noticed they started caring the steaks now. As far as price goes, I rather stick to paying $3 more per pound just because it's not all prepacked with sloppy blood and there is no guarantee it's organic either. But that's just my choice. Some don't care where the food comes from, or how it's raised just to save a few more dollars. But to each it's own.
09-09-2012, 10:19 PM
09-09-2012, 10:22 PM
Bison is awesome and delicious, but extremely pricey.
09-09-2012, 10:30 PM
Does anyone here hunt?
What is the basic steps for licensing and such?
I'm sure it varies per state, but what are the basics?
09-10-2012, 07:38 AM
Bro Walmart has license so does most gas stations that sell fishing supplies!Originally Posted by WPChickDiesel
Buy a cheap bow from walmart and just pop them off in your back yard, search on YouTube how to clean a deer. And it will show you step
By step how to clean the deer and process your own meet. You could spend less than 250 dollars and have meet for a year!
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