Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Buffalo Guys Hot Diggity Dog!

We have found "our" hot dog.  A buffalo hot dog.  I must admit after cooking the buffalo roast a month or so ago I wasn't so sure about the hot dogs.  In fact I only intended to feed them to my kids.  Kind of mean, huh?  Here is a bit more honesty.  I asked my husband to feed the hot dogs to 2 of 3 and 3 of 3 while I ran to pick up 1 of 3 from a Christmas party.  I didn't want to be at home when they fussed about the dogs!  As soon as I walked in the door I yelled, "We're home!  How'd they like the hot dogs?"  My husband said, "They LOVED them!"  My response, "REALLY?  Oh, good."  I was truly surprised.  1 of 3 ate one for dinner too.  She also found them quite tasty.  She has requested that these hot dogs become "our" hot dogs.  So with 3 cheers from the peanut gallery, I decided to try the hot dog.  I decided to try the one I over-cooked.  The one that was shriveled and burned.  It was even good!  1 of 3 and I fought over the remaining pieces.  We all thought they tasted similiar to sausage.  They had a hint of spicy to them.  Not enough to really notice, just enough to add a fabulous flavor.    

So here is the low down on the buffalo hot dog. It is a product of The Buffalo Guys.  picked them up from the freezer section of Central Market for $6.99.  The package/website states the buffalo are range raised without antibiotics, growth hormones or fed animal biproducts.  Their buffalo are never cloned.  Oh no!  I didn't know that cloned meat was on the market now.  I'll have to check into that.  OH NO!

The serving size of The Buffalo Guys hot dog is 42g per hot dog and 5g are fat grams.  Compare this to Oscar Mayer hot dogs.  Their hot dog serving size is 45g and 14g are fat grams.  The buffalo hot dog is pretty lean too!

The buffalo hot dogs are uncured, skinless, fully cooked, no presertives, no MSG, no nitrates, nitrites, or fillers added.  Ingredients:  Buffalo meat (American Bison), water, salt, spices, turbinado sugar, paprika, beet powder, garlic and onion powder.  The beet powder makes me question if this company is using GMO beets.  I'll have to make a call in the near future to find the answer.  Until then we are enjoying hot dogs again!


  1. I like this post on Buffalo hot dogs, but the link to them did not work. I will share this one though! Great Blog!

  2. Thank you so much, Senaf! I just posted another link. Looking forward to reading yours too!!!