Dr Oz: Should You Switch To Bison Meat
Dr Oz and food journalist Larry Olmsted, author of “Read Food/Fake Food,” believe bison is the meat everyone should be eating, but likely aren’t. Like so many other foods we shop for, buying bison meat can sometimes be a bit tricky. So how do you know what to look for?
First, Larry explained that ground beef costs about $6 per pound on average while grass-fed ground beef costs about $9.25 per pound. Ground bison is about $7.99 per pound, which means it falls in the middle but in terms of health benefits, you’re likely getting more bang for your buck. Plus, you can use ground bison the same way you use ground beef. Bison steaks may be a bit harder to find but they are out there.
Dr Oz: Cooking With Bison Meat
According to Conor Geary, a chef from Ted’s Montana Grill, “bang for your buck” comes down to two key elements: variety in the kitchen and the health benefits. You can find ground bison as well as rib-eye, filet, or strip steak bison. The rib-eye is the king of the steaks while the ground bison is the most versatile.
When cooking bison, you’re best to stick with a flat-top grill surface to avoid dropping juices into a charcoal grill. A cast-iron skillet is a great way to go. When cooking bison, cook it for about six minutes for every inch of steak, about a third less overall time than beef. When cooking a steak, Geary believes you don’t want to cook it past medium if you want optimal flavor.
Dr Oz welcomed carnivore connoisseurs, host of The Meat Show, Nick Solares, and food writer and restaurant-owner Carolina Santos-Neves. They each tried the bison meat and agreed it was certainly delicious, tender, and full of flavor.