She was right--I'll be back!
I ended up taking the meat out of the sausage casings and browned the meat to be used in fajitas with onions, peppers and mushrooms. I didn't have to add any seasonings to it at all. It tasted great on its own. My husband (and even my daughter) loved it.
And it's a good thing that we did fall in love with bison meat! Bison is a very healthy meat option because it is high in protein and iron and has an excellent ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 fatty acids. Bison is also lower in fat and cholesterol than chicken and beef! For instance, according to http://www.canadianbison.ca/ chicken has 2 grams of fat per 100g serving, while bison has 2.42 grams. In terms of calories, chicken has 158 while the bison has only 143. Bison is also very high in iron--beef only has 2.99mg per 100g and bison has a whopping 3.42mg (chicken has very little).
If those facts don't convince you, bison are also raised naturally without the use of growth hormones, stimulants, antibiotics or animal by-products. Bison are mainly fed pasture grasses while some bison receive supplemental forage (hay and silage) and grain (primarily oats) during extreme weather or during droughts when pastures are dry.
The Mills' family who runs the Blanbrook Bison Farm has been operating for over 15 years and have a herd of 80 animals. The Bison are raised on pasture and have access to oats, barley and hay. The Bison are drug and hormone-free.
Blanbrook Bison Farm R.R. #6, St. Mary's Ontario (519)-229-631
Note: The Mills' are available at the Covent Garden Market every Saturday (8am - 1pm) from May to November.