Bison Goulash

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 2 ½ lbs bison cubes (lean red meat from the cuck, round, arm or rump; cut into bite-sized cubes)
 2 tbsp oil
 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
 2 tsp paprika
 1 tbsp sugar
 1 tsp salt
 Pepper, to taste
 1 clove garlic, minced
 1 cup light sour cream
 16 oz noodles, prepared according to directions
1

Heat oil, add meat cubes and brown well.

2

Combine Worcestershire, tomato sauce, paprika, sugar, salt, pepper, and garlic. Pour over meat.

3

Cover and cook slowly over low heat for 2 ½ hours or until meat is tender. Stir occasionally.

4

Just before serving, add sour cream. Stir until smooth. Serve over hot noodles.

Bison has a reputation for being a heart-healthy red meat as it is very lean, with only 2 grams of fat per 4 ounces, but did you know that it also contains less sodium than many other meats? Bison meat has about 60 milligrams of sodium per 4 ounces. Chicken and turkey are lean meats as well, but they are higher in sodium. If you are watching your sodium intake, bison is a good source of protein you may want to consider including in your diet. Meat and poultry naturally contain sodium. Highly processed meats such as bacon, sausage, deli meats, and ham have high amounts of sodium added to them, although many brands have introduced lower-sodium alternatives for their products.

Your body needs sodium for optimal health; the nutrient helps ensure that your body has normal levels of fluid and aids in sending nerve impulses. Sodium also helps your muscles contract and relax. On the other hand, too much sodium can lead to water retention and increase one’s blood pressure. The current recommendations for sodium intake are 2,300 milligrams daily, but for those who are 51 or older, African American, or have type 2 diabetes, hypertension, or chronic kidney disease should have no more than 1,500 milligrams sodium daily.

Buffalo was traditionally consumed by the Plains Indians, with many tribes often following the buffalo herds, using them for food, clothing, and shelter. Today, beef is the more common red meat that is consumed, but buffalo can often be substituted for beef in many recipes. This recipe can be made with beef or bison.

Ingredients

 2 ½ lbs bison cubes (lean red meat from the cuck, round, arm or rump; cut into bite-sized cubes)
 2 tbsp oil
 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
 2 tsp paprika
 1 tbsp sugar
 1 tsp salt
 Pepper, to taste
 1 clove garlic, minced
 1 cup light sour cream
 16 oz noodles, prepared according to directions

Directions

1

Heat oil, add meat cubes and brown well.

2

Combine Worcestershire, tomato sauce, paprika, sugar, salt, pepper, and garlic. Pour over meat.

3

Cover and cook slowly over low heat for 2 ½ hours or until meat is tender. Stir occasionally.

4

Just before serving, add sour cream. Stir until smooth. Serve over hot noodles.

Bison Goulash