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As a gluten-free dieter one can eat just so much rice. That leaves potatoes! My mother used to make this dish for us for years on end. I hadn’t cooked it in years myself, but had all the right ingredients. She used to use beef and green bell peppers, but since I only had yellow, orange and red that is what I used. This used to be one of my husband’s favorites. I suppose I stopped making it as we got older and started watching our sodium content. We used to pour on the ketchup when we were younger. This used to be one dish my children would eat without any problems, too, even though it had something “green” in it! I hope you family enjoys this budget friendly casserole recipe. You can use beef or bison. This makes a great family meal.
Bison is a healthy substitute for beef. It contains less fat, therefore, less calories. It is a bit sweeter. And it is always grass fed buffalo. The one I picked up at the market was hormone and antibiotic-free. I learned that there are organic brands that, of course, being the best choice.
The term bison is used instead of buffalo to differentiate between the American buffalo meat and the Asian and African Cape buffalo. The American buffalo is not a true buffalo. Bison cooks faster than beef, therefore, you do not want to cook it on too high a heat or it will become tough.
This was our first bison experience. If you haven’t tried it check it out. I found it at my local grocery store.