Yes, you read correctly. I made some buffalo this week. In hopes of impressing my ever-manly fiancé (think Khal Drogo meets Tarzan… that’s him) I thought to myself, what’s a sort of exotic meat I can likely execute in a dish this week? While strolling through Whole Foods over the weekend, I came across some ground buffalo and bam! Inspiration struck.
I’ve never cooked buffalo before, and I can’t really say I’ve ever eaten it either. Foodies everywhere rave about it being a lean, high protein meat so I figured why not give it a shot. I decided to incorporate it into a red meat sauce, adding some chopped spicy Italian sausage for a little kick and some sauteed carrots for a little crunch. I served the sauce over some spaghetti squash, which is delicious and light on it’s own and allows this hearty meat sauce to take center stage on your palette.
Did I mention this wound up being f*&#ing delicious? I mean, geez. I might start using buffalo in place of ground beef any chance I get at this point. And since this sauce is even more delicious the next day, it makes the perfect meal prep or sauce to throw in your freezer.
If spicy is not your thing, you can always swap for a mild Italian sausage, or go ahead and skip the sausage all together if you prefer!
Easy, lean, healthy, and delicious. Serve it over pasta, spaghetti squash, zucchini noodles, or layer it into some lasagna. I’m drooling already….
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465 calories per serving: 27g carbs/18g fat/37g protein