For over a year I purchased our meat in the grocery store. I didn’t enjoy it.
Our buffalo meat from 2 years ago had run out and we kept coming up short on finding grass-fed beef to purchase. So, our freezer sat rather empty as we waited for the next time Ty could go buffalo hunting.
Veteran’s Day this year, that chance came!
Some of you probably know how incredibly expensive buffalo meat is. Because of the interest in breeding buffalo in recent years, the buffalo (or American bison) is no longer an endangered species; however, they are naturally organic and we all know how very expensive organic meat is. Hunting your own is actually a great investment because you get not only the burger, but steaks and roasts all for the same processing fee.
Additionally, buffalo meat offers us some amazing health benefits!
Buffalo beats almost every other meat hands down in the nutrition department. Plus, as I said, it is organic because buffalo are naturally free-ranging animals that don’t like to be messed with.
The biggest benefit for me is the high iron content! I struggle with anemia, especially in pregnancy, so eating buffalo meat (cooked in cast iron) is very good for me.
It does smell different cooking than beef and you do have to cook it low and slow because of the next to nil fat content, but those minor adjustments are well worth a freezer full of wonderful meat!
Yes, I know some people wouldn’t be okay with the buffalo head hanging on my wall (I got a lot of comments on that post about being a good woman for allowing that!) or the buffalo robe on my bed (yes, it’s called a robe and not a “rug”), but I dare you to argue with me about the meat!
So, this Christmas I am blessed to have buffalo…a whole freezer load of lovely buffalo!