Meat Nutrition

The value of buffalo meat is not what you pay, but what you get in return. Nutritionally you are getting more protein and nutrients with fewer calories and less fat. Enjoy flavorful dense meat that tends to satisfy you more while eating less. You get tasty meat plus good health. There is no “wild” taste often found in deer and elk. People who are allergic to beef can usually eat buffalo meat with no reaction. As you can see from the table below, buffalo meat has considerably less fat and calories than beef, pork and chicken. It is also quite a bit lower in cholesterol, which allows people on a low cholesterol diet to finally enjoy “red meat” again. Our meat is completely natural and contains no hormones or antibiotics.

NUTRIENT COMPOSITION
SPECIES
FAT
CALORIES
CHOLESTEROL
Buffalo
2.42
143
82
Beef
9.28
211
86
Pork
9.66
212
86
Chicken
7.41
190
89
USDA Nutrient Database - www.usda.gov

LOCATIONS TO PURCHASE MEAT

PEOPLE'S GROCERY
1620 Fort Riley Blvd
Manhattan, KS  66503

 

HY-VEE FOOD STORE
601 Third Place
Manhattan, KS  66502

 

HEARTLAND FOODS
Highway 24
Wamego, KS  66547

 

KANSAS PREMIUM
MEATS
Highway 24
Belvue, KS  

 

HY-VEE FOOD STORE
2951 SW Wanamaker Road
Topeka, KS  66614

 

HY-VEE FOOD STORE
4000 W. Sixth St
Lawrence, KS  66049

 

HY-VEE FOOD STORE
3504 Clinton Parkway
Lawrence, KS  66049

Look for our sign in the freezer section

Then look for the Plumlee Buffalo Ranch label on ground meat and patties

Get great buffalo burgers and 
award winning buffalo chili at:
Wahoo Fire & Ice Grill
11th & Moro
Manhattan, KS 66502

 

You can also purchase meat at our ranch

PLUMLEE RANCH   
785-539-2255
PLEASE CALL FIRST
Exit # 328 Interstate 70

South on Highway 99, immediate right on Frontage Road

Go 1 mile to 29300 SW Frontage Road

 

Prices

Ground Meat
 
Patties

$8.00 / lb

$8.50 / lb

Rump Roast
Sirloin Roast
$9.00 / lb
Summer Sausage $10.50 / lb Tenderloin
Filets
$25.00 / lb

Heart, Liver
Tongue

$3.00 / lb

COOKING BISON

Although bison meat is similar to beef, it needs to be prepared and cooked differently.  Cooks are urged to utilize bison meat in their favorite beef recipes.  However, a few different instructions need to be followed.  Slow and low is the key to cooking lean bison meat.

Crock Pot Cooking
Very slow, moist heat works especially well with less tender cuts of meats such as roasts, brisket and stew meat.  The best way to use a crock pot or slow cooker is to cover the meat with your favorite liquid and spices, set on low and cook all day.  With this method, overcooking isn't a problem.

Grilling
Keep grill's temperature down or let the coals die down some before grilling bison.  Lean bison meat should not be cooked in a flame or hot spot.  Marinating steaks improves flavor and tenderness.  basting frequently during grilling will help keep it as juicy as possible.  It will cook faster than beef because it does not have the fat marbling of beef.  It should be cooked to rare or medium.  Overcooking will result in a tough, dry product.  Use tongs to turn, not a fork.  Cuts recommended for grilling include club steak, T-bones, and KC strips.

 

RECIPES

Bison Roast

1 Bison Roast (2-3 pounds            1 can condensed French Onion Soup
1 Soup Can of water or enough to cover roast

Place roast in crockpot.  Add other ingredients and cook on low until tender (8-10 hours).  Thicken juice for fantastic gravy.  Quick and easy to make

Bison Steak Marinade                                   (Ed and Susan Dillinger, KBA Cookbook)

1/4 cup bourbon                                             1/8 tsp pepper
1/2 cup soy sauce                                           1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
Marinate steaks or brisket at least 24 hours.  Grill steaks according to individual preference.  Cook brisket covered with foil at 325 degrees for 3 to 5 hours depending upon weight.  Check after 3 hours.  Recipe makes enough for 4 average steaks or one brisket.  Refer to cooking tips for grilling steaks.

Bison Chili

1 pound ground buffalo                                     1 tsp cumin
1 large onion chopped                                       2 tsp salt
1 green pepper chopped                                   1/4 tsp pepper
1 can tomatoes with juice (3-4 cups)                 1/4 tsp paprika
1 large or 2 small bay leaves                              1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 to 2 tbsp chili powder                                     1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 can (15 oz) black beans

Brown meat with a little water in heavy pan. Add all other ingredients except beans.  Simmer gently at least 2 hours.  Cook a day ahead and store in refrigerator overnight for best flavor.  Reheat and add beans and heat through.  Remove bay leaves and serve.  You can use whatever type of beans you prefer.