Don’t be buffaloed into thinking all red meat is packed with artery-clogging bad fat. Here’s the truth: Industrial-raised meat—such as the cheaper cuts at the grocery—is 30% higher in palmitic acid (a type of saturated fat) than grass-fed, organic meat (the healthiest choice).
Buffalo meat is a favorite in the Amen household because it’s the leaner, healthier, and extremely tasty red meat choice. With just 200 calories per 3-ounce serving, it’s comparable to chicken, and only contains 5 grams of saturated fat, while delivering 15% of the RDA for iron.
Be sure to select grass-fed, organic buffalo, which has more protein than beef and is rich in health-enhancing omega-3 fatty acids. Another health bonus: Buffalo meat is naturally low in cholesterol.
Here’s some recipes from my website that red meat lovers will enjoy:
Buffalo should be cooked at about 50 degrees lower than beef and tastes best when served rare to medium. You can substitute it in any recipe that calls for beef.