We are getting real loco with the loco moco this time around! In the past, we’ve made your standard loco moco, turkey loco moco and even loco moco with braised leftovers! However, while perusing the meat isle of the grocery store a few weekends back, Selma and I stumbled upon this!
That’s right. Bison. Delicious, all natural Bison. Bison looks and tastes a lot like beef but has a leaner texture and earthier flavor. Because bison are grass-fed and antibiotic/hormone free, they are a great alternative for meat loving savages. You can prepare it any way you would prepare beef and use it as a healthier substitute in any dish. However, it’s definitely not cheap. At $8.99 per pound, it’s inching into Whole Foods pricing territory so it’s not something you want to use every night for your bison hamburger helper. Nevertheless, I believe my readers are worth it so I took the plunge and happily forked over the $8.99 for this meaty brick.
In terms of preparation, it’s really no different from ground beef. You add in whatever seasonings and spices you love and then gently fold it all together. I say gently because if you overwork this meat, you will get a tougher patty. I used a few tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce and a little salt and pepper.
We also picked up the bottle of wine per Squid Mikes recommendation. At $6.99 at Trader Joe’s, this is a very affordable and drinkable wine with a sweet finish.
I love experimenting with new foods so let me know if there is something you would like me to make in the comments below!
And with that, thanks for reading!