Wednesday, March 11, 2009

We Made Meat Pies

We Made Meat Pies
Originally uploaded by gergistheword
1 lb. ground buffalo from Eichten's Hidden Acres Bison
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. ground garlic
1 tbsp. celery salt
2 tbsp. basil
1 cup Cedar Grove organic pepper jack cheese
1 cup Cedar Summit milk
4 c. biscuit mix

-Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
-Brown meat and season with the salt, pepper, herbs and spices.
-Make biscuit dough following the instructions on the box (season dough with salt, pepper, and shredded pepper jack).
-Cut dough in 5x3 inch; rectangles, roughly.
-Spoon meat mix on each.
-Fold in half.
-Seal edges.
-1/2 inch apart on greased cookie sheet; bake 12-15 minutes.
-Serve immediately.
-May be made up to 6 hours in advance. But bake just before serving.

Check this out: Locally raised bison is pretty easy to find in Minnesota, and the research tells us that it's better for you than beef. Eichten's Hidden Acres Bison is Minnesota's second largest bison herd. It's reasonably priced, tastes great, and can be purchased at Seward Co-op, as well as other co-ops in the city.

(Per 100 grams of cooked lean meat):
Species Fat Calories Cholesterol Iron
Bison 2.42 143 82 3.42
Beef 9.38 211 86 2.00

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