Humans are genetically adapted to eat what the Paleolithic (Old Stone Age) ancestors ate. They ate whatever they could hunt, fish, gather and pluck for 2.5 million years, which is why they were lean, fit and free from Western diseases. When they died, often earlier than we do, their deaths were not attributed to Western diseases such as heart disease or diabetes. These Bison patties with cumin and herbs not only use Paleo friendly meats but also include pytonutrient rich herbs and spices.
Wild game like Bison is high in omega 3 fatty acids, B vitamins, and iron. It contains potassium, phosphorus, zinc and selenium. Game meat contains a low saturated fatty acid content, and a good ration of omega 3 to omega 6. That ratio is imperative for reducing inflammation, cholesterol and heart disease. Therefore eating wild game can help lower cholesterol and the risk of heart disease. Plus, because wild game is not farmed, it is free of the toxins that commercial raised animals are exposed to. The food chain matters – You are wheat you eat, and what your food ate!
If you do not have bison these can easily be made with ground lamb or beef.
Bison Patties with Cumin and Herbs
- 1 lb pasture-raised ground bison or grass fed beef
- ½ onion diced
- 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
- ¾ cup Italian parsley, chopped
- 1 Tbsp. cumin
- 1/8 tsp. Cayenne pepper
- 1/8 tsp. Sea salt
Mix the ground bison, with herbs and spices and form into 4-6 patties.
Cook at medium heat with no additional fat on a cast iron skillet or Green Earth Fry Pan non-stick ceramic skillet. Flip over and cook both sides. Adjust cooking time for desired rareness. Serve with raw Tahini sauce.
Raw Tahini Sauce
- ½ cup organic raw sesame paste ( My fave is Artisana)
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
- 3 garlic cloves chopped
- ¼ cup fresh Italian parsley (optional)
- Sea salt to taste
Mix sesame paste and water (blender works best) until smooth. Add lemon juice, salt, and garlic and blend until smooth. Add parsley and blend lightly if using. The mix will thicken in the refrigerator and will keep up to 10 days.