Slow Cooker Recipe For Barbeque Buffalo

| 3/1/2010 11:44:00 AM

GRIT Editor Hank Will at the wheel of his 1964 IH pickup.My partner in culinary crime stopped at a local buffalo (bison) farm early last week to lay in a supply of one of my favorite grassfed meats. We sampled a couple of the tenderloin steaks that very evening, but saved a lovely 2.5 pound buffalo chuck roast to have some fun with Saturday night. Our slow cooker recipe for buffalo chuck roast was inspired by friends Carolyn and Bryan Welch. They served us an awesome supper way back in July of 2009 that included generous helpings of delicious, stringy, tender, beef barbeque fresh from the slow cooker. That the meat in question was pure, clean, grassfed Kansas beef, raised right on the Welch's farm added greatly to the experience. My adoration of pure, clean, grassfed meat really hit home a few weeks ago when I ordered a steak at a restaraunt and was inadvertantly forced to eat feedlot meat. In all honesty, I actually had trouble gagging the gorgeous-looking steak down -- but gag it down I did because I believe it's immoral to waste meat.

Slow Cooker Barbeque Buffalo

My slow cooker recipe for barbeque buffalo, as inspired by friends Carolyn and Bryan, and delivered via by my partner in culinary crime goes something like this.

1. Defrost a magnificent piece of grassfed buffalo chuck or pot roast.

2. Whip up a batch of your favorite barbeque sauce. My recipe, she calls it Will's Big-10 Barbeque Sauce, goes something like this:

Place 2 tablespoons of safflower oil into a heavy bottomed saucepan, add 1 finely chopped onion (I chopped it super fine) and 3 minced garlic cloves to the oil and set the works on the flame -- medium heat is probably enough. Stir often.

Hank Will_2
3/1/2010 4:28:22 PM

Hey Oz Girl -- Bison is really lean and delicious. I have no desire to try and raise my own though. It's easy to overcook on the grill or skillet, compared with beef. It's more like cooking venison. This crock pot method is totally risk free, which is good for me -- there's no way to dry it out. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it. Thanks. Hank

Oz Girl
3/1/2010 3:31:51 PM

My mouth's a-waterin' Hank! Going to give this a try. I noticed a buffalo farm over near Hunnewell a few wks ago, so I'll look into getting some fresh meat there. :-)

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