for some maidrite info: http://www.maidrite.com/maid-rite_history.html
yummm, a bison madrite. the best "real" madrite i've ever had was in the tiny town of aledo, illinois. not far from muscatine, or davenport.
ya gotta go to the source if you want the real stuff.
i've heard a lot of crazy stories from people about the secret recipe for maidrites: everythng from using bull meat, to coca cola, to corn or soy "milk", to chicken stock.
i'd try steaming it with a salty stock like beef or chicken, or even try it with a beer. but ya gotta add salt. try to get a really flavorful cut of tough meat and grind it or get it ground ground for you.
hope this helps.