When I saw local goat meat for sale at the farmer’s market, I knew I would have to try it. The sellers had a poster board touting the nutritional benefits of goat — the fact that it had fewer calories per serving than chicken was probably what sold me.

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Goat meat — or chevon as it is known — is expensive. This was $7 a pound. And I met the woman who raised it.

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I asked her how it compared to buffalo meat, of which I am a huge fan, and she said it wasn’t as lean. I wasn’t expecting it be so greasy, though!

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It kind of reminded me of ground pork sausage, with the smell and texture. I put pepper jack cheese and spicy brown mustard on it.

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Of course there were some spicy sweet potato fries on the side. These just hit the spot for all those bad deep-fried goodies during hungry week without being too terribly bad for me.

My goat burger verdict: It was OK, just too greasy for me. I plan to use the rest of it in tacos so it won’t really be an issue. I probably won’t buy goat meat again, but I am glad I tried it. It was more filling than I expected — I didn’t have room for the big bowl of strawberries I was looking forward to.

Have a good Saturday!

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