Tuesday, November 23, 2010

shepherd's pie




ingredients:

1 lb water buffalo
1 can cream of mushroom soup
misc. vegetables (he used onion, bok choy, and carrots cause that's what we had on hand)
4 cups mashed potatoes

Brown ground water buffalo, add salt, pepper and garlic while browning. Add cream of mushroom soup to ground meat. Saute vegetables and add to ground meat and stir ingredients. After ingredients are mixed, spoon mashed potatoes on top. Place in oven at 350˚ and cook for about 45 minutes. (He used a deep cast iron skillet.)


Yes! Yes! Water buffalo!

We went to the fall Farmer's Market here in Wharton two weeks ago and there was a vendor there from Blessing TX, which is just down the road a piece from here, that raise water buffalo for meat. They have it butchered and processed at a facility in a small town in the hill country and then they sell it or make sausage mixed with pork with it. So we bought a pound, only a little more than twice what ground beef cost in the store. It was very good and is supposed to be the healthiest meat of all domestic meat animals with less calories, less cholesterol and less fat.


10 comments:

  1. Well, it looks good. Wonder what water buffalo tastes like?

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  2. Water buffalo?... It's not every day that you can enjoy an exotic and healthy new meat. The recipe and photo look delicious.

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  3. i loved shepherd's pie when i was a younger boy. water buffalo - well i've read about them, seen them in national geographic and never eaten one. hmmmm. steven

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  4. Bison is sold here for the same energy efficient reason, also seasonal and scarce. I would assume that water buffalo and bison might be same-ish. LOVE shepherds pie- comfort food!

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  5. It tasted like beef mostly. And yeah, I would think that cow, bison, water buffalo, all really the same type of animal. the lady said that what makes a wild animal taste 'gamey' is their diet, the grasses that they eat.

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  6. Sounds to yummy!! I have had buffalo steaks and they were very good. But never have had water buffalo. That is awesome!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  7. Exotic comfort food ! A lovely idea !!

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  8. We can get buffalo meat at the farmer's market as well, although I haven't tried it yet. When I was growing up we often had moose meat, which is very lean and healthy as well.

    Looks delicious.

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  9. I've never eaten water buffalo; however, I do eat ground bison usually mixed with ground Angus. The G-man says he can tell the difference but I think it's in his mind not his taste buds.

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  10. I've never eaten water buffalo; however, I do eat ground bison usually mixed with ground Angus. The G-man says he can tell the difference but I think it's in his mind not his taste buds.

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