The news: Bison used to come ground only―if you could find it at all. Now you can savor its subtle yet rich flavor in everything from
steaks to roasts, available at well-stocked grocery stores.
Feel-good factors: It’s leaner than beef and usually grass-fed (which is better for the animal and, since you’re eating healthier meat, you too).
Ways to try it: Substitute it for beef in your favorite recipes, but reduce the cooking time and cook to rare or medium-rare. (Because bison is so lean, it cooks very quickly; fat slows down cooking.) Bison burgers, chilis, and steaks are all excellent.
Recipe: Roast Bison with Velvety Pan Gravy