Home Grown Chef: Buffaloaf (or American Bison Paté)

written by Thor Erickson


Home Grown Chef Thor Erickson shares his recipe for buffaloaf.

photo by Charlotte Dupont

2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup carrot, grated
1/2 cup zucchini, grated
1/2 cup onion, grated
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 cup whole milk
1 pound ground bison
1 egg, beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon fresh oregano, minced

In a sauté pan, cook garlic and grated carrot, zucchini, onion, cumin and paprika in olive oil over moderate heat until it starts to brown. Transfer into a bowl and let it cool completely.

Stir in breadcrumbs, milk, ground bison, egg, salt, black pepper and fresh oregano. Form into a 4-by-9-inch loaf on a baking sheet, or place into a loaf pan. Bake at 350ÅãF for 45 minutes.

Let it rest for 5 minutes, then slice. Serves 4.

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