Bison is one of the best tasting of all meats; this is my opinion, and apparently the opinion of many others, as this red meat has rapidly been appearing on the menus of fine restaurants throughout the world over the last decade. Its flavor is similar to prime beef, but sweeter and more tender. Bison also happens to be one of the most nutritious meats on earth, which is why I eat it more than any other meat, and recommend it so highly to you.
Bison, also known as buffalo, is a highly nutrient dense food because of the proportion of protein and minerals in relation to its caloric value. One pound of ground bison, in fact, contains 34 grams of protein, while its fat, cholesterol and calorie levels are lower than other popular meats, as you can see in the chart below. Comparisons to other meat sources also show that bison has a greater concentration of iron as well as some essential fatty acids necessary for human health.
Bison Nutrition Comparison
|Serving (3 oz.)
|Beef (lean, steak)
|Pork (lean, loin)
Bison from the World's Premier Source
The bison I offer you comes from Blackwing Meats, who are known to five-star chefs (including chefs at some of the finest restaurants here in Chicago, such as Chef Roland Liccioni at Les Nomades and Chef Charley Trotter) as the premier source of both bison and ostrich. I have been ordering my own bison and ostrich from Blackwing since early 2002 and, though I tried various other sources, I now exclusively obtain these meats from Blackwing due to their exceptional taste and freshness.
All of Blackwing's bison are free-ranged in the clean air and water of the Dakotas, spending most of their time on the grasslands as they have for eons. They are also raised free of growth hormones, steroids and antibiotics, and are recommended by the American Heart Association and all the other national health associations.
Versatile and Easy to Prepare
Bison can be substituted for beef -- and any other red meat -- in any of your favorite recipes. Chances are, it will make your meal taste even better, and it will certainly be healthier.
No special handling or "chef's tricks" are required to prepare bison, as it cooks like beef. Bison steaks taste best when prepared medium to rare, and I do recommend using tongs to flip the steaks when cooking so you don't puncture the meat and let all the juices escape.
Check out a few bison recipes here, and if you become devoted to this wonderful meat like I am, consider the Buffalo is Heart Healthy Cookbook; proceeds of the book go to the National Buffalo Association.
Order Your Grass-fed Bison Today
Click on either button below to view the cut selections and order your bison. The prices -- even after the shipping costs -- are lower than what you'll find in most health food and grocery stores for bison, and yet you'll be getting the Blackwing brand, considered the premier bison by five-star chefs throughout the world.
In order to ensure maximum freshness, bison orders are only shipped on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, when they are received from the farms. Any order placed Thursday through Sunday will be fulfilled on Monday.
Your order will be shipped frozen in a highly protective box via UPS guaranteed residential ground delivery. For best results on thawing, I recommend you place it in your refrigerator overnight.