Not German

by zydecopaws on November 11, 2013

Or even remotely European… Last time I checked, bison was a North American thing. But that doesn’t mean I can’t take inspiration from German and Bavarian menus. Start by getting a nice bison arm roast and replace the frying pan with a grill for browning purposes…

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Drag out the dutch oven, slice up some onions, and get them cooking while the bison is browning…

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At some point, add the bison roast, some dark beer, beef broth, mushrooms and garlic to the pot with the onions. Three hours later…

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What do you get by browning on the grill instead of in the pan? A smoke ring…

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And just so Younger Daughter has something to complain about, put the sliced roast on a platter instead of serving from the cutting board. Make sure you get the dish nice and messy by pouring the sauce over the top…

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Now for that inspired part. You know, the one with the leftover red cabbage…

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This was good, so good that Younger Daughter is revising her thought about what to have for her upcoming birthday meal. And good enough that threats were necessary to insure Oldest Daughter would have enough for a meal when she got here after work. Even SWMBO was suitably impressed by the properly cooked onions in the sauce.

Three plus hours in a hot dutch oven will do that…

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Nate November 12, 2013 at 10:44 am

I do wish Bison were more readily available around me. Tasty stuff!


zydecopaws November 13, 2013 at 9:26 pm

What we get isn’t exactly local. Last I checked, “where the buffalo roam” isn’t the Pacific NorthWet…

All kidding aside, we get ours from Buffalo Gal and are very happy with the quality of the meat and their shipping process. Bison is a bit pricey, but IMO worth it when you look at the health benefits.


Chris November 23, 2013 at 3:03 pm

That sauce with the roast sounds great. Seems like it would have a great body to it from the roast braising in it.


zydecopaws November 24, 2013 at 5:07 pm

It was extremely good. I plan on using it again with other dishes.


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