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Into Bison burgers, good/bad?

I have been into bison burgers lately.  They say they are healthier than regular beef and possibly chicken.

Anybody cooking them?
Permalink Bot Berlin - On Ubuntu 
March 5th, 2007 8:18pm
There's no magic food. Good/bad categories don't work well for omnivores. You can eat anything sold at your local grocery shop, or butcher's. Any.thing. It's all edible, to a degree.
Permalink Send private email strawberry snowflake 
March 5th, 2007 8:29pm
edible yes, but healither?
Permalink bob 
March 5th, 2007 8:32pm
I haven't had bison, but we had ostrich steaks here a ways back.  Dark and tender and tasted like something halfway between beefsteak and lamb.
Permalink possibly maybe 
March 5th, 2007 8:33pm
Hmm ostrich doesn't sound too bad.

There's a mini-chain? here called Cheeseburger Charlie's that basically hands you a naked burger and fries then you go dress it from a table with all the fixings.

They have buffalo burgers, and they are pretty good. If I had to guess, they are healthier because they are much leaner than beef. I kinda like the fat in beef.
Permalink Send private email JoC 
March 6th, 2007 10:04am
I've had bison.  Ostrich, too.  And elk.  All three are pretty good.
Permalink Send private email Aaron F Stanton 
March 6th, 2007 10:36am
I didn't enjoy elk, or deer.
Permalink Send private email Flasher T 
March 6th, 2007 10:43am
I've had venison, too.  Liked it.
Permalink Send private email Aaron F Stanton 
March 6th, 2007 11:22am
Elk was tasty, but a bit fatty.
Permalink Send private email Aaron F Stanton 
March 6th, 2007 11:22am
I've had bison and ostrich. Both are great, though pricey. I don't eat beef anymore. By the way, the bison you ate was probably half beef - all commercial bison is a hybrid and not a pure bison. There's only a couple purebred bison herds left and they are not for eating.
Permalink Practical Economist 
March 6th, 2007 11:45am
One time I ate bison, it probably was a mix.

The other time was at a reserve, so it might have been pure.  No idea.
Permalink Send private email Aaron F Stanton 
March 6th, 2007 11:56am
> edible yes, but healither?

Healthier than what? Lentils and brown rice and spinach? Those are 'healthier' than red meat by 11 out of 13 measurements (ok, I made that stat up, but you get the drift).

I'd like to do an anti-Spulock (sp?) experiment. Instead of showing that too much of McDonald's is bad for you, I'd like to show that a little bit of anything in a supermarket (especially the ethnic ones - haggis and milt and tripe) is edible and quite good.

In a balanced diet does it make sense to single out any one food? It would be like saying 'kidney cells' are better than 'red blood cells' in an organism. Meaningless when one can't function without the other.

I say, there's nothing categorically bad about eating bison once in awhile just like there is nothing categorically good in eating it all the time.
Permalink Send private email strawberry snowflake 
March 6th, 2007 12:08pm
One of the herds is off on an island somewhere, I think in the middle of the Great Salt Lake?? Is that possible?

The other pure herd is in some bizarre remote valley no one's ever heard of.

So the reserve you visited is probably hybrids.

Note that hybrids look exactly the same as regular bison.

There's also beefalo, which are ones that are bred until they actually look different but by that time there's not much bison left.
Permalink Practical Economist 
March 6th, 2007 2:06pm
Probably hybrids then.  This was South (?) Dakota.  (The one with Crazy Horse and Mt. Rushmore.  I don't think anyone lives in North Dakota.  Even people from South Dakota tell me nobody lives in North Dakota.)
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March 6th, 2007 2:10pm

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