The American buffalo, or bison, now being raised by approximately 2,000 producers in the United States, is really a bison-- a shaggy, humped member of the cattle family Buffalo meat is surprisingly tender and tasted somewhat like lean beef. It has no pronounced gamey flavor.
Bison meat is similar to beef and is cooked in much the same way. The taste is often indistinguishable from beef, although bison tends to have a fuller, richer (sweeter) flavor. It is not "gamey" or wild tasting. Bison is low in fat, and cholesterol, and is high in protein, vitamins and minerals. Fresh cut Bison meat tends to be darker red and richer in color than many of the other red meats.