RUSTIC GROUND BISON AND BEEF SKILLET

RUSTIC GROUND BISON AND BEEF SKILLET

RUSTIC GROUND BISON AND BEEF SKILLET

 

Rustic Ground Bison and Beef SkilletThe first thing that we made together that became a recipe was this Rustic meat skillet recipe. We had been doing some light reading of the Joy of Cooking and Mastering the Art of French Cooking. We based this skillet off of a few recipes from both books and combined it with fresh things that we had on hand. The broccoli was a later but lasting addition as well (sometimes we add corn instead). In fact, sometimes there will be more ingredients depending on what is in season and what is hanging around in our French wire vegetable basket. That thing is almost always filled with goodness.

RUSTIC GROUND BISON AND BEEF SKILLET
INGREDIENTS
½ cup ice cold water

2 1/4 cups King Arthur flour
½ cup cold KerryGold unsalted butter
2.5 pounds of ground meat, we used ground beef and ground bison in equal parts
½ medium Vidalia onion, diced (we are particular and love these)
1 cup whipped red & purple bliss potatoes
½ cup heirloom Cherry tomatoes, chopped
1 1/2 cups of Roma tomatoes, chopped
½ cup fresh broccoli, chopped
2 cups of fresh mixed field greens
balsamic vinaigrette
salt to taste
freshly ground pepper
Rustic Ground Bison and Beef Skillet

Rustic Ground Bison and Beef SkilletRustic Ground Bison and Beef SkilletRustic Ground Bison and Beef SkilletRustic Ground Bison and Beef Skillet
DIRECTIONS
For the crust of your Rustic Ground Bison and Beef Skillet add the flour, salt and cubed, cold butter to the food processor. Pulse a few times until they are combined then very slowly start to add the ice cold water. Add it until the pie dough comes together and has started to ball up. You’ll still want the dough to be a bit crumbly but wet enough that it will easily roll out. Form your pie crust into a large skillet and bake for about 12 minutes at 375 degrees.

Potatoes should be boiled until cooked through. Add the following to your Vitamix, two medium red bliss potatoes, two medium purple bliss potatoes, 1/8 the cup of cream, 1/8 cup of butter, salt & pepper to taste. Blend until you see this smooth kind of fluffy sort of thing (my husband’s exact words).
While that is baking add the chopped onion and meat to a pan and cook through. Add the whipped mash potatoes as the binder for the meat. (Using the blender will give you a very thick, runny paste like texture vs fluffy mashed potatoes. They aren’t really enjoyable to eat whipped like this-but perfect for holding everything together.
When the crust is ready fill it with the potato and meat mixture, press down lightly to help everything stick together. Top with the fresh tomatoes and broccoli then return the skillet to the oven. Cook for another 14 to 20 minutes. Let rest for a few minutes before serving. We enjoyed with a bit of sea salt, fresh chilled tomatoes and a salad.
If you are in my house, DO NOT add additional salt or pepper after it is served because the chef gets very annoyed. He then gives you the side eye while eating with the occasional sigh or shake of the head.
Have you asked yourself what is bison meat or how to cook bison or what does bison taste like or what is the difference between bison and buffalo or is a bison a buffalo or how to cook ground bison or even what is bison? If so, then you will love this bison meat recipe. Whether you wanted ground bison recipes or bison meat recipes or even bison meat nutrition, this recipe will not disappoint. We hope that you are inspired by this Rustic Ground Bison and Beef Skillet. Happy eating!