This weekend John and I decided to go to the local Farmer’s Market. I live in a fairly small town, so the farmers market is pretty small, but something is better than nothing right?
We looked at all the booths (all 12-14 of them 🙂 ) and one lady selling bison caught our eye. So, John went to talk to her about bison meat. She was saying that it’s much healthier than beef (fewer calories, lower in fat, more nutrients, etc.). So, she sold John 2 lbs of ground bison. I cooked 1 lb last night for tacos. I just browned the meat in the skillet (like hamburger meat) and used some taco seasonings.
The bison was really good! There wasn’t much of a flavor distinction between the bison and beef. I think the bison has a richer taste, but that’s about it. I also like buying local, fresh products. All of the things sold at our farmers market has to be sold either in the county I live in, or a county that touches it. I like buying something that came from a couple towns over, instead of half-way across the country.
I found this chart at Bison Central about the the nutrient information in Bison meat.