I had never tried bison, so when I had an opportunity to try it, I jumped at the chance! The first thing I did was check to see if bison is Kosher. (With a Kosher home, it's important to check and be careful of what's coming into it.) Good news was...it
When I received my package of bison briskets (two of them!) from The Bison Council, I was excited. The meat (even uncooked) just LOOKED beautiful.
One package went into the freezer, one into the fridge. The very next day, I prepared the Beer-Braised Bison Brisket with Root Vegetables from Allrecipes. Everything was put into the crockpot and it was ready to go.
After a few hours, you could smell the wonderful scent coming from the kitchen. And after about ten hours, we were ready to give it a try.
The meat sliced beautifully. There was a beautiful brown gravy with lovely root vegetables. The bison was absolutely delicious! Now I have to admit, I wasn't too crazy about the flavor of the beer/horseradish/apricot combination, so I didn't use much
of the juice. Regardless, the bison itself was perfect. Not a drop was left over from the 4.5 pounds of bison!
I was excited about the possibilities for the other half of the bison, still in the freezer...until a few days later, when my husband mistook my request for ground beef and took out the bison to defrost instead.
When I realized his mistake, I decided it was time to try my very own crockpot pot roast recipe with the remainder. The result was probably the best pot roast I've ever made. And with the leftovers, we made the most delicious bison soft tacos.
Bottom line: Bison was a huge hit in my household. I'm looking forward to working with it (and enjoying it) again in the very near future!!!