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Sweet & Spicy Bison Jerky Trail Mix

Posted by Adams Natural Meats on February 24, 2018 at 12:10 AM

In honor of Feb being Heart Health Month, I put a healthy snack idea together

Sweet and Spicy Bison Jerky Trail Mix


3/4 of a 3 oz bag of Spicy Bison Jerky

1/3 cup raw walnuts (chopped)

1/4 dark chocolate chips


Mix, super easy!

*You can add dried fruit and other nuts, the choices are endless, have fun!

Here are the reasons I chose these ingredients for Heart Month:


Bison- is healthier than regular beef. It is lower in saturated fat, it's a great source of nutrients, it has the basics: zinc, niacin, iron, vitamin B6, selenium, high in protein content, and high in Omega 3 fatty acids.

Raw Walnuts: Walnuts Help Keep Arteries Clear

Most nuts contain a high concentration of healthy fat. Walnuts are composed of 47 percent polyunsaturated fatty acids, thought of as "good fats." But while most nuts contain polyunsaturated fatty acids, walnuts are the only ones with a significant amount of a certain type called alpha-linoleic acid. Alpha-linoleic acid acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and has actually been shown to help reduce plaque buildup in coronary arteries. Eating walnuts has been shown to improve cholesterol levels and the function of the small arteries and vessels within our Consumption of walnuts reduced the level of apolipoprotein B, which is a strong genetic risk factor for coronary artery disease.


Dark Chocolate: It Helps to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally. Eating dark chocolate (which is 65% polyphenol-rich cocoa)


Left Over Idea

Posted by Adams Natural Meats on March 29, 2017 at 4:30 PM

Mary made our Salmon on a plank for dinner, had leftovers and made these little beauties for lunch. She added a little bread crumbs, egg and spices and tada....Salmon Patties!

Our Wild Caught Salmon Planks are ONLY $16 each (12 oz each, seasoned, pre-soaked plank & ready for the grill)

Simple Chicken Marsala

Posted by Adams Natural Meats on February 22, 2017 at 10:55 AM

Owner Mary Adams made a Beautiful Chicken Marsala out of our Whole Fryer Local Chickens.

It's a very simple delicious recipe:

Cut the whole Fryer

Dredge in flour

Brown in a little Oil of your choice with minced garlic and onion

Sprinkle with lemon pepper and crushed red pepper

Add mushrooms and 1/2 bottle of Marsala to the pan

Cover and let simmer and brown.

Take lid off last 10 minutes to thicken and absorb all that great juice. Add capers if you like (Mr. Adams loves it with Capers)

Miss Mary's Easy But Tasty Bison Back Ribs

Posted by Adams Natural Meats on February 21, 2017 at 3:15 PM

Miss Mary's Easy But Tasty Bison Back Ribs


Bison Back Ribs


Sprinkle with Chili Powder ad Lawreys


Cover with foil and bake on 200 degrees for 8 hours


Remove from oven, brush with your favorite sauce, grill for approx 15 mins



Bison Heart Stew

Posted by Adams Natural Meats on May 22, 2015 at 1:40 PM



•2 pounds grass-fed bison stew meat

•1 pound grass-fed beef heart, sliced or cubed

•1 large sweet onion, diced

•3 cups celery, diced

•10 cloves garlic, minced

•2 medium sized sweet potatoes or yams (you could also use approx. 2-3 cups of cubed butternut squash)

•2 quarts beef stock

•2 tsp. dried thyme

•8 bay leaves

•1 tsp. dried rosemary leaves

•⅛ - ¼ cup balsamic vinegar

•3-4 cinnamon sticks

•½ cup fresh chopped parsley

•1 tsp-ish each sea salt and course ground pepper

•expeller-pressed coconut oil for frying


1.I use my big dutch oven for this, but a large soup pot will work fine.

2.Cut all of your meat (heart included) into bite sized pieces and set aside. I like to place my meat in a colander to let it drain out any extra juice that is lingering.

3.Chop your onions, celery, and sweet potatoes (or yams, squash, etc.) into bite sized chunks and set aside (keep your sweet potatoes separate from the other veggies).

4.Mince your garlic and add to the onions and celery.

5.Mince your parsley and set aside.

6.Heat a couple tablespoons of coconut oil over medium heat and add some of your meat. You want to make sure not to overcrowd the pan, because you want to get a good browning on the meat. This really helps develop the flavor of the stew.

7.Turn the meat several times, so that it can brown all the way around. Tongs are handy for this.

8.Remove the meat from the pan and place on a separate dish. Repeat until you have all of your meat browned. You may need to keep adding a little coconut oil for each batch.

9.Once all of the meat is browned and removed from the pan, add your onions, celery, and garlic and cook until the onions are slightly caramelized.

10.Add the meat back in, as well as your chopped sweet potatoes, yams, or whatever starch you are using.

11.Deglaze the pan with the balsamic vinegar and then add the salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme, bay leaves, and cinnamon sticks. Stir.

12.Pour your beef stock over the mixture and bring to a simmer.

13.Lower heat to low and cover. Let simmer for 45 minutes, or until the potatoes are done. Stir in your parsley and remove from the heat. Done!

14.This stew freezes and re-heats nicely, so I like to make double and sometimes triple batches and stock up the freezer!


Bison Rocky Mountain Oysters

Posted by Adams Natural Meats on May 22, 2015 at 1:15 PM




2 pounds bison oysters

2 cups beer

2 eggs, beaten

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

¼ cup yellow cornmea1

Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Vegetable oil

1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce


Be sure to ask your butcher for calf testicles, not bull testicles. Calf testicles are the size of a walnut and are much more tender than the larger bull testicles. Bull testicles will be tough.


In a large deep cast iron skillet, or fryer add enough vegetable oil to fill your frying container half-full: This allows for bubbling/ splatter while completely covering the calf testicles when frying.




With a very sharp knife, split the tough skin-like muscle that surrounds each testicle. Remove the skin (you can remove the skin easily if the testicles are frozen, then peel while thawing). Slice each testicle into approximately 1/4- to 1/2-inch-thick ovals. Place slices in a large pan or blow with enough beer to cover them; cover and let sit 2 hours.


In a shallow bowl, combine eggs, flour, cornmeal, salt, and pepper. Remove testicles from beer; drain and dredge thoroughly in the flour mixture. In a large, deep cast iron skillet, heat oil to 375 degrees F. Fry testicles for 3 minutes or until golden brown. The Mountain Oysters should float to the surface of the oil when done. With a strainer, remove and set on paper towel to absorb excess oil before serving. Serve warm and with your favorite hot sauce. Note: Always when frying foods, have a lid available that can cover the skillet in case oil ignites.



Bison Pate'

Posted by Adams Natural Meats on May 22, 2015 at 1:05 PM


1/4 pound butter

1 pound bison liver (cut into chunks)

1 medium onion, chopped

3 shallots, chopped

1/2 tsp thyme

1/2 tsp rosemary

1 bay leaf

12 large fresh mushrooms, chopped

1/4 cup brandy

1/2 tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

In a large skillet, melt the butter. Add bison liver, onion and shallots. Stir over medium heat about 10-15 minutes. Add spices and mushrooms. Stir frequently while cooking for 5 minutes. Discard bay leaf and pour mixture into blender. Pour in brandy, salt and pepper. Blend 2 minutes, then port into a 2 cup soufflé dish. Chill. Garnish with parsley. Serve with melba toast rounds. Makes 1 pint

Dish may be covered with plastic wrap and kept in the refrigerator for a week.!!


Irish Bison Stew

Posted by Adams Natural Meats on February 26, 2015 at 10:55 AM

Great Irish Bison Stew Recipe, I just revamped a lamb stew recipe, it's full of wonderful flavor, will warm your tummy and make your taste buds happy!


2 medium-sized onions, chopped

Oil, for frying

1 -ounce butter

1 sprig dried thyme

2 1/2 pounds Bison Roast or Stew Meat (cut into large pieces)

7 carrots, chopped lengthways into 2-inch pieces

2 tablespoons pearl barley

5 cups Bison Stock (we sell great Bison Marrow Bones for soups and stock)


Freshly ground black pepper

1 bouquet garni (parsley, thyme, and bay leaf)

12 medium potatoes

1 bunch parsley, leaves finely chopped

1 bunch chives

Serving suggestion: herb butter, recipe follows


In a large heavy-bottomed saucepan, cook the onions in oil and butter, on medium-high heat until they are translucent. Add the dried thyme and stir. Add the lamb and brown on a high heat to seal in juices. Add carrots, and pearl barley. Pour in the chicken stock so that it almost covers the meat and vegetables. Season with salt and pepper, and add Bouquet garni. Cover and cook on low heat for 2 hours, being careful not to boil. Place potatoes on top of the stew, cover and cook for 30 minutes until the meat is falling beautifully off the bones and the potatoes are fork tender.

Serve the stew in large flat soup bowls, and drizzle herb butter over the potatoes or garnish with parsley and chives.

Herb Butter:

1 stick butter

1 small bunch parsley, finely chopped

1 small bunch chives, finely chopped

1 sprig thyme

Melt butter in a small saucepan. Add parsley, chives and thyme.

Yield: 6 servings

Spice Rubbed Bison Filets

Posted by Adams Natural Meats on October 6, 2014 at 5:00 PM



1 whole chipotle pepper in adobo, seeded or 1 teaspoon ground dried chipotles

1 teaspoon black peppercorns, freshly ground

1/2 teaspoon allspice, ground

2 teaspoons red chile powder

2 teaspoons cumin seed, toasted and ground

2 teaspoons coriander seeds, toasted and ground

1/4 cup paprika

1 tablespoon sugar

1 tablespoon salt

4 (8-ounce) bison tenderloin fillets




Combine spices and set aside. Heat grill pan or grill to medium-high heat. Place spice on a pie pan or large flat plate and dip both sides of each steak into mixture and shake off excess. Place steak on grill or grill pan and lower heat if using a grill pan or the spices will burn. Grill for 4 to 5 minutes each side. Remove from grill and let rest a couple of minutes before serving.



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