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    Is there anyone that likes beef but doesn't like bison?

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    I'm thinking of cooking the Shanks a Lot recipe from the PB cookbook. It would be my first experiment with bison. From what I've read, bison tastes like a richer, sweeter beef, so I'm pretty sure I'll like it. But before I sink all that money into the bison shanks, I thought I'd ask if anyone doesn't like it?

    (I know, I know, it would probably make more sense to cook a small amount of ground bison as the first experiment, but that bison shanks recipe sounds so darned good).
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    Bison is my top favorite meat available in the local supermarket. Usually always grass fed and most often local. At least for me in Oklahoma. It is tasty and you can do anything that is done with beef with it and most people won't know---or care. It is good.

    Another local supermarket meat that can be counted on to be "clean" is turkey breast. Not as much flavor as the juicy, greasy, legs and thighs but not usually pesticide-laced so much.

    I see that you are in Washington. Check around for a butcher shop serving wild game and try some elk.

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    I like bison very much. It doesn't taste very different from beef to me. The local grass-fed bison I get is much leaner than most beef, however, so you have to account for that in cooking. I don't find the ground meat sticks together as well for making hamburgers, compared to fattier beef. (I've only ever used it ground and in steaks, got no clue what that means for a shank!)

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    beef i can eat plain even groudn beef and enoy the hell out of it. i use bison for things like meatballs, i usually take grounded bison with green onion/garlic and a shot of cumin & red pepper, sea salt

    bison, to me is more gamey like deer so what you cook with it you need to expect that flavor in it. it lends itself well with earthy food like swiss chard IMO

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    Well rats, Whole Foods didn't have bison shank or even beef shank. Just veal shank (which I'm not willing to eat) or lamb shank (which I'd probably love but my husband doesn't like even mild lamb cuts).

    So I have a buffalo chuck. I think I'll add a beef oxtail in the hope of building up the flavor I was expecting to get from the shank.
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    I love ground bison, haven't had it any other way yet but I'm on the hunt!

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    I love bison. The different cuts taste and act differently, just as they do with beef. Even different grades of ground bison have different flavors.

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    Before primal when we wanted a special treat to cook at home we would splurge for bison meat for burgers YUM! Even then I recognized how much better of a meat it was, now I know why!!! Get some bison and enjoy
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    You might try the lamb anyhow. I don't like grilled or roasted lamb much, as a rule, but stewed lamb is a totally different story.

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    I love bison meat. For my chili, I use sirloin, buffalo, and lamb. D***ed if it isn't tasty. I prefer it to beef, actually, but I'm too cheap to spring for it that often.
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