A question about a recipe: West Village Beef Stew

I have a question about the recipe "West Village Beef Stew" from AntoniaJames. Should I make any changes (e.g., time, temp) if I'm using bison "stew meat" instead of beef? (I don't cook with meat often so any advice appreciated.)

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  • Posted by: emf224
  • September 30, 2013
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West Village Beef Stew
Recipe question for: West Village Beef Stew

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aargersi September 30, 2013
Bison is leaner than beef, and tends to cook a bit more quickly. I would be generous with the amount fat used to brown the meat and then just keep an eye on it and taste test the meat periodically. It's not so terribly different from beef that you need to make major adjustments ... just some small ones!
 
emf224 September 30, 2013
Thanks. I just happen to have some tasty bacon fat on hand.
 
pierino September 30, 2013
Abbie is correct on bison and lean. That's something you do need to compensate for. Bacon fat works. So does lard or salt pork. This is a slow braise which is forgiving but with lean meat you risk biting into touch pieces. Same holds for venison.
 
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