Buffalo Joes

Buffalo Joes

Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. ground bison
  • 1 onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup mustard
  • 1/2 cup Heinz 57 steak sauce
This receipe is for sloppy joes, which for some reason, people on the northern plains call "barbeques." We commonly make these with ground bison, hence "buffalo joes." Venison works well, too. In general, we like ground bison or venison for any dish that calls for heavily seasoned ground meat; the darker, leaner meats stand up to seasoning better than beef. When browning bison or venison, you have to add a little oil, because the meat is so lean.
  1. Brown the meat with the onion in a deep skillet, adding salt & pepper & brown sugar

  2. Mix in the ketchup, mustard, and steak sauce

  3. Simmer long enough to meld the flavors and to get the degree of sloppiness you want (add a little water if it dries out)