I started buying bison meat more frequently because it is the only type of pasture-raised meat available at the grocery store nearest my apartment. (Well, technically, it's the second nearest grocery store to my apartment but the one a few blocks closer inexplicably smells like cat litter and gave my friend food poisoning, though that's really neither here not there). The organic foods store doesn't sell meat of any kind (well unless you count fake meat, which I don't), and the grass-fed organic butcher is a 10-minute walk away. Such are the problems of living in a first world city. At any rate, in my search to find things to do with ground bison meat, I happened upon this delicious recipe for meatloaf. I used to hate meatloaf as a kid (again, it's not the most appetizing looking food), but I have since learned the error of my ways. Meatloaf works ideally for lunches and leftovers as it carries and reheats well. I don't know why I'm trying to sell the world on meatloaf, as I think I'm actually the only person who had to be talked into it.
|Not the meatloaf I made.|
1 cup finely chopped onion
1 T olive oil
1/2 tsp ground thyme
1/4 c chopped fresh parsley
1 carrot, grated
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 lb ground bison
1 lb ground pork
1 c bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 350. Saute the onions in the olive oil for about 5 minutes, until tender.
Squeeze the delicious garlic paste out of the bulb and into a bowl and add all the ingredients (including the onions) except the meat and bread crumbs.
Mix well and add the meat and slowly incorporate the bread crumbs. I always just mix with my hands.
Shape into a loaf that is more long and wide than tall (try to keep the height down to 3''). Don't use a loaf pan, but just shape it onto a roasting pan.
Put in the oven and cook for about an hour. Experience meat loaf heaven.
The second recipe I tried recently was for frozen yogurt. It's basically a play on the old frozen-banana-avocado=instant creamy soft serve non receipe. Only with actual yogurt in it. It also isn't especially beautiful, but it's tasty!
|This doesn't resemble the frozen yogurt at all, but I wanted to keep with the cat theme.|
1 c Greek yogurt
1-2 T honey
1/2 cup cocoa powder
Mix all ingredients in a food processor and then transfer to an ice cream maker. Simple and delicious. I wanted to add chocolate chips too, but someone in my household ate them all before I got the chance.
Any readers have any delicious recipes they care to share? Specifically ones with radishes in them would be most helpful as my farm share is inundating me with radishes.