Delicious Water Buffalo recipes.

Water Buffalo meat is very lean and a much more healthy alternative to traditional beef. It's also very tasty when prepared correctly! We've put together some great recipes below to get you started. The general rule for cooking buffalo meat is "Low & Slow". You can also use your favorite beef recipes for buffalo meat at a lower temperature and slower cook time.

Water Buffalo Meat Loaf

Servings: 6    |    Preparation: 40 Mins    | Total Time: 2 Hrs 


  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 2 celery ribs, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 carrot, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 3 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup fine bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 lbs ground water buffalo meat
  • 6 shallot, cut into 1/3-inch wedges
  • 6 plum tomatoes, each cut into 6 wedges
  • 1/3 cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Cook onion, celery, carrot, and garlic in 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over moderate heat until onion is softened. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in bread crumbs, parsley, egg, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Stir in buffalo (do not overmix) and form mixture into a 10- by 4-inch oval loaf in a large shallow metal baking pan. Toss shallots and tomatoes with remaining teaspoon oil and salt and pepper to taste, then scatter around meat loaf. Bake in middle of oven 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted 2 inches into center registers 160°F. Transfer meat loaf and vegetables to a platter and let stand 10 minutes.
  3. While meat loaf is standing, deglaze baking pan with water over moderate heat, scraping up brown bits, and pour through a fine sieve into a bowl.
  4. Serve meat loaf with shallots, tomatoes, and sauce.

  1. Slow Cooked Water Buffalo Stew

Servings: 4-5    |    Preparation: 20 Mins    | Total Time: 8 Hrs 20 Mins


  • 1 1/2 lbs water buffalo, cut into small cubes
  • 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 3 sweet potatoes, with skin
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 2 medium onions
  • 8 ounces mushrooms
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • salt and pepper to taste


Dredge water buffalo cubes in flour, set aside.

Slice sweet potatoes, place in bottom of the slow cooker.

Cut onions into large pieces and layer over potatoes.

Clean mushrooms thoroughly, cut in half, layer over onions.

Layer baby carrots over mushrooms.

Layer floured buffalo meat over carrots.

Pour diced tomatoes and liquid evenly over buffalo.

Season with bay leaves, oregano, salt and pepper.

Pour vegetable broth evenly over all.

Cook on low 8-10 hours, stirring towards the end.