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Three Lean Meats - Buffalo, Chicken, Turkey, Oh My!

Updated on April 18, 2017

A Bison or Buffalo Burger

Bison burger, cheese, hot sauce, jalapenos, mushrooms, pickels
Bison burger, cheese, hot sauce, jalapenos, mushrooms, pickels | Source

A Bison or Buffalo Cheese Steak

Bison cheese-steak, cheese, jalapeno, raw onion
Bison cheese-steak, cheese, jalapeno, raw onion | Source

Bison or Buffalo Sliders

Bison, cheese, horseradish, jalapeno, mustard, raw onion
Bison, cheese, horseradish, jalapeno, mustard, raw onion | Source

A Bison or Buffalo Steak Dinner

Bison steak, horseradish, mushrooms, onions and red hot sauce
Bison steak, horseradish, mushrooms, onions and red hot sauce | Source

A Dozen Hot Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wings with Hot sauce
Buffalo Wings with Hot sauce | Source

The Bison Sirloin Lunch or Dinner

When I was a boy, growing up in Asbury Park, New Jersey, I often wondered if I would be in this world when I reached age 50. I remember thinking that age 25 was old and if I got to that point my career would be half over.

Since those childhood days it has been a long time that I even gave age another moment of thought. Since I turned 18 age has only been a number but I cannot discount the importance of numbers, especially when it comes to age. Sure I celebrated when I reached 25 and continued with my life until this past April when I reached 50. I had to take a step back and revisit some great things in my life as I took a couple of days to reflect back on those days when I wondered if I would live long enough to celebrate 50 years of life.

Reaching a milestone in life is always worth a self kudos so I purchased a new grill for the Man Cave and had a great party with family and friends. Since the party took place a couple of weeks before my actual birthday, I still had a birthday dinner to get through. I thought about going to one of my favorite local restaurants or traveling to Philadelphia for an authentic regional cheese-steak or even asking my wife to cook a Greek meal. As I thought about my dinner, I concluded that I wanted to grill a steak - but not a Beef steak (I do not eat much Beef) a Bison steak. So I went to Whole Foods and purchased the Bison sirloin steak you see in the short video and the picture above.

I grilled the steak for a nice medium-well finish and took my time to eat half of the same. If Bison is not your meat of choice, feel free to grill a nice piece of white meat Chicken or a Turkey London broil and don't forget the pub sauce!


NFL or NHL Game Day Chicken Cheese-Steak

Chicken, white american cheese, jalapeno peppers, peppers and raw onion
Chicken, white american cheese, jalapeno peppers, peppers and raw onion | Source

NFL or NHL Game Day Chicken Cheese-Steak

Living in the Philadelphia area and NOT trying a regional food like the authentic cheese-steak is sacrilegious. Well perhaps that is a strong statement considering the authentic steak sandwiches are usually rib-eye beef which may not be a choice meat for you. However, if you would like to try a leaner kind of cheese-steak sandwich then how about a grilled Chicken substitute for the beef?

Game day tailgating, or grilling in your Man Cave, on a Sunday before an NFL or NHL game is a delight. You usually have until 1:00pm EST to get all your ingredients together and decide what to cook. We like to prepare foods that coincide with the games that we elect to watch. For example if the NFL Dallas Cowboys are playing in their Texas home stadium, we may make a batch of Texas chili - Turkey style. If the NFL Philadelphia Eagles are playing in their Pennsylvania home stadium, we may decide to make a cheese-steak. The same philosophy goes for the NHL New Jersey Devil's or the Philadelphia Flyers.

The sandwich in the video is grilled Chicken cut up in small chunks and loaded with great toppings like yellow American cheese, jalapeno peppers and raw onion - all on a regional hoagie roll. This sandwich was an absolute party in my mouth and tasted fantastic.

The picture sandwich was not make on a game day but yet another variation of Chicken. If Chicken is not your meat of choice, feel free to try a Bison or Turkey cheese-steak and don't forget the cheese!

Turkey Sausage Breakfast Sliders for Any Meal

Turkey sausage, egg whites and both white and yellow american cheese
Turkey sausage, egg whites and both white and yellow american cheese | Source

My Turkey Sausage Sliders at a Local Diner

I have tried pulled Bison sliders and I have tried grilled Chicken sliders but when it comes to the egg whites and cheese combination, I prefer the Turkey sausage sliders. We go out to dinner at least once a week (as funds are available) and our first choice is a local diner.

I will not go into great detail on this local diner or the menu, because I have another hub on this topic, but this particular Turkey slider sandwich combination was put on the menu after I ordered it many times. I like to say that this is my menu item and I even tease the server when I order this. I ask them to hit my own button (which automatically enters this sandwich) on the computerized ordering system :)

The great thing about this meal is you can have it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Here is a tip and a trick for you to try. First the tip - order this meal with breakfast potatoes and eat the potatoes first. Second the trick - you will be full from the potatoes and one or two of the slider sandwiches that you can save the rest for another meal on another day.

If Turkey is not your meat of choice, feel free to try the Angus Beef sliders also on the menu and don't forget the side of Sriracha sauce!

A Lean and Mean Bison Burger Recipe

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My Lean and Mean Bison Burger Recipe

I started with the burger above and replaced sweet onions with raw red onion, ditched the marmalade, substituted aioli with a variation of the famous Greek tzatziki sauce (usually found on Gyro sandwiches) and chose a regular brioche roll. The local diner where I recently ate this Bison burger (cooked medium-well) sometimes has good Greek food but their tzatziki sauce was not very good at all.

Backyard Bison Farm

Beef, Bison, Chicken, Turkey Comparison Table (3 oz.)

Bison
Chicken
Turkey
Beef
calories - 103
calories - 119
calories - 112
calories - 189
cholesterol mg - 59
cholesterol mg - 70
cholesterol mg - 67
cholesterol mg - 72
saturated fat g - .53
saturated fat g - .79
saturated fat g - .46
saturated fat g - 4.49
source is the bison council dot com - the beek is grain fed top sirloin steak with the fat trimmed

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