The first time I ever heard of a beefalo was the weekend I got engaged, in July 2012. We were at a bed and breakfast/farm in Vermont, and they happened to sell the unfamiliar meat.
We didn’t eat any that weekend, but I bought some frozen, took it home in a cooler, and later had it in a stew. To me, it tasted just like regular beef.
Buffalo meat began surging in popularity around 2010, 2011, and has seemed to wind down a bit; beefalo meat, on the other hand, I never hear about at all. Supposedly it was popular during the 1970s.
It’s strange there’s not more hype about it, because as you’ll see, it rocks.