|Stephanie (left) and I at her place.|
Studies prove Chris right; it's naturally low in calories and fat. Check out this nutrition comparison (according to myfitnesspal.com):
3 oz, 159, 7g, 0g, 22.5g
1 serving ( 3 oz ), 235.5, 15.5g, 0g, 22.3g
|Steph and her hunter-man Chris, holding said deer meat.|
Chris advised me to use it in speghetti or chili because the ground meat "doesn't stick together well for hamburgers." So, for lunch, Mr. Jones and I browned it up in a skillet with olive oil, chili powder, salt and pepper and made a deer burrito out of it, complete with avocado and salsa. It was pretty disguised, but I could make out a faint, goat-cheesey gaminess. But it brought back fond memories of growing up in Reno where my aunt and uncle keep a freezer full of game meats (when I was five, I ate so much yummy elk steak that I threw up!).
|Deer meat burritos!|
This broke my year-long streak of red meat refrain. But I feel that, because this stuff is hormone-free, organic, and wild, it lacks the typical disease-causing agents of slaughterhouse stock.
So how can you get your hands on some? Call up any hunter friends and make an offer (valued at about $7/lb.), order it online, or get in touch with a local ranch or game processing center.