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Old 01-09-2013, 09:34 PM   #1
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Buffalo roasts

Hoping someone can help. I have a ton of buffalo meat and have made a few roasts in the slow cooker. They have been chuck roasts and I can't seem to keep them from drying out. First time, I used a thawed roast, cream of mushroom soup red wine and onion. Cooked it on low for about 10 hours while I was at work. Very tough and dry. Second time, I started with a frozen roast using the same recipe and cooking time. More tender but still a bit dry. Also, I find the gristle has an unpleasant taste so I would like to trim it, but I hate to lose the little bit of fat that the roasts actually have. Please help :) I love the meat and hate to waste it. Any suggestions or recipes would be much appreciated!

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Old 01-09-2013, 10:47 PM   #2
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If you google 'buffalo meat recipes' you come up with a whole slew of them. The following is the first listed. From there it is your platter that can be filled to the brim.

Linda's Buffalo Meat Recipes using grass fed Bison Meat

Happy hunting!
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You are obviously cooking it for too long.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:51 AM   #4
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I did one a few years ago. I wrapped it in bacon and smoked until just past rare (toss the bacon after). If you don't have a smoker you can use a cardboard box and a an electric single burner. Google Alton Brown box smoker or something like that.

You could also try a larding needle to get some more internal fat while cooking.Grinding the meat for chili is another possibility.

The 10 hours seems excessive for such a lean cut.Does your oven have a timer? You could braise it at a lower temp/time and still come home to it.

I used to have a source for smoked buffalo tongues.Those were amazing!
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You are obviously cooking it for too long.
Definitely! Buffalo is way too lean to cook so long. A more fatty cut of meat may be more forgiving, but that still seems like a long time!
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:52 PM   #6
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I figured it was too long. I need to buy a crock pot with a timer :) what would seem like a more appropriate cooking time? Most of the recipes say about 8 hrs, but I still feel like that's too long.
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You are obviously cooking it for too long.
You are obviously correct, but please don't reply if you can't offer advice.
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...Any suggestions or recipes would be much appreciated!
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You are obviously correct, but please don't reply if you can't offer advice.
Since you asked for suggestions and one was offered, I'd consider that advice.
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You are obviously correct, but please don't reply if you can't offer advice.
You asked for "suggestions" and I offered one: you are cooking it too long.
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My other suggestion would be to look up a recipe that suggests an appropriate cooking time.
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