5 Alternatives to Beef: The Other Red Meats

April 6, 2011

From trendy new grains like quinoa and buckwheat to natural sweeteners like stevia and agave, “alternative” foods have been cropping up in every aisle of the grocery store. While there have always been alternatives to beef (namely lamb and pork), recently more exotic meats have been making their way into grocery stores and butcher shops across the country. Here are five interesting, leaner alternatives (and recipes!) to the bovine standard - which one will you try tonight?

1. Braised Elk Shoulder
2. Frontier Buffalo Burger with Green Tomato Salsa
3. Curried Goat
4. Venison Parmesan
5. Kerala-style Water Buffalo Sirloin Steak

Photo by Philippe Grillot