Are you wondering what you can make with ground bison? Move over, moo! I’ve gathered a good-ish list of savory and delectable recipes using bison!
We use ground beef in most of our recipes, but have you tried ground bison? Bison is still the come-upper of household meal meats, but it’s taking hold.
Over the years, bison meat has gradually gained popularity and is loved by many for its distinctive flavor and texture.
Nowadays, cooks start experimenting with the protein and use it in their meatballs, burgers, and stews.
Though it’s pretty similar to regular ground beef in taste, bison meat is coarser, leaner, and slightly sweeter than beef.
Plus, it’s also versatile; from Bison One-Pot Dinner and BBQ Bison Meatballs to Bison Taco Bowl, there are endless ways to use ground bison, no matter what mood you’re in.
If you’re looking for a hearty dinner meal, check out the bison ground meat recipes #8 and #10!
Surprisingly easy to make, this bison one-pot dinner uses fresh and flavorful ingredients.
It features the bursting flavors of ground bison, cayenne, cumin, and garlic, which complement harvest grains blend and torn greens.
So, prepare the ingredients, start cookin’, and in 45 minutes, you can enjoy a warm and delicious family meal.
Pop these crave-worthy meatballs into your slow cooker with barbecue sauce in the morning, and they will be ready to be eaten when everyone sits down to dinner!
The secret is in the peach BBQ sauce and the slow-cooking process.
Cooking the meatballs low and slow for three to four hours builds up complex layers of flavor.
This homemade meatloaf recipe features ground bison, onion, parmesan cheese, and ketchup-sugar glaze topping.
To complete, serve with creamy mashed potatoes and green beans.
If you’re making it for a weeknight, assemble the meatloaf mixture in advance and store it in an airtight container before baking.
Ground bison takes this no-fuss stroganoff recipe to the next level.
It’s seasoned with onion powder, paprika, and onion, giving it that nice, savory mouthfeel.
The best part about this comforting meal is the creamy sauce made from easy canned mushroom soup, Worcestershire sauce, and sour cream.
This ground bison recipe results in a rice dish so tasty; you’ll wonder why you didn’t make it sooner! It’s bursting with flavors and best served with your favorite hot sauce.
This dirty rice uses Cajun seasoning, bell pepper, and Worcestershire sauce—the ingredients behind its savory, spicy pop!
If you prefer more heat, add more spice into the mix.
You just found the most warming way to use ground bison—none other than the Ground Bison Vegetable Stew!
The blend of chicken broth and turmeric gives the recipe an overwhelmingly earthy and richer taste.
At the same time, fresh parsley is added to the stew right before serving for an extra layer of flavor.
Meanwhile, white sweet potatoes, carrots, kale, and pureed butternut squash pair wonderfully to the ground bison.
Believe it or not, this Ground Bison Skillet recipe can be on your family table in just a couple of minutes.
It’s your dinnertime hero!
The protein-packed bison meatballs blend beautifully with cooked and tender asparagus, broccoli, and mixed greens.
Feel free to make a few changes; you can add other vegetables to your liking!
This Salisbury Steak recipe that uses ground bison, will truly bring the sizzle to your dinner table.
It’s perfectly cooked and slathered in a thick butter-based sauce.
The key is to ensure meat doneness by measuring with an instant-read thermometer, and your ground bison should reach an internal temperature of 160°F before serving.
If you’re looking for a yummy recipe using ground bison, meet these Bison Enchiladas!
Feel free to garnish this dish with lettuce, sour cream, plain greek yogurt, or pico de gallo.
The recipe starts by preparing the bison filling, then placing the mixture and cheese on warm tortilla shells, rolling them like a taco, and baking the enchiladas with the sauce.
So temperatures are starting to drop, meaning it’s time for a chili party!
When it comes to sip-worthy chili, nothing beats this poblano chili filled with ground bison.
The good thing about the recipe is you can make it in a slow cooker.
So the whole process only involves tossing all the ingredients in the kitchen helper then just waiting for it to cook!
11. Bison Burger
Grilled bison patty, cheese, and caramelized onion come together in this juicy burger recipe to create a dynamite blend of savory goodness!
To make the burger gluten-free, replace breadcrumbs with gluten-free panko and replace the salty pretzel bun with any gluten-free bun.
A comforting shepherd’s pie laden with ground bison? Count me in!
It’s inarguably packed with a punch from sauteed and tender vegetables and aromatic condiments—this dish is sure to satiate the heartiest appetites!
You can also add a little coconut milk or perhaps some grated parmesan to make the pie creamier.
13. Bison Taco Bowl
This colorful bowl manages to pack in savory, cheesy, and hearty flavors all in one place.
The recipe starts by browning the ground bison, bringing out its rich taste.
Then saute the vegetables with spices until tender.
Put a half-cup of brown rice in the bottom of the bowl, top it with romaine, cheese, the bison-taco mixture, and then finish it with chopped tomatoes.
Stuffed peppers have had their fair share of fillings, and ground bison deserves its turn.
Here, bell peppers are filled with a mixture of ground bison, grated zucchini and carrots, onions, garlic, rice, and cheese.
In my book, the crunchy outer bell peppers and the oozing cheese make a winning combination.
But I know others prefer a more melt-in-your-mouth experience with their stuffed peppers.
If this sounds like you, make sure to cook the peppers for a few minutes before stuffing them.
It will soften them up and lean toward the side of tender and juicy.
Ingredients include: White rice, ground bison, extra virgin olive oil, grated cheddar cheese, and bell peppers.
15. Bison Chili
The right amount of heat and spice adds a nice flavor to this hearty Bison Chili.
With just 10 minutes of prep time, you can let it simmer for the rest of the hour while you breathe in the mouth-watering aromas.
If you’ve grown up with traditional beef chili, this is an alternative to try.
Ingredients include: Butter, ground bison, onion, garlic, and cumin.
A mouthwatering casserole that’s drenched in butter and cheese—I just know that this dish makes its way to your table every once in a while.
But why not give it an extra boost?
The hefty amount of ground bison transforms your typical mac and cheese into a savory, hearty meal.
Ingredients include: Elbow macaroni, unsalted butter, onion, ground bison, and tomato sauce.
This is a spin on the classic Italian meatball—it has all the flavors you love, with an added surprise.
Each meatball is filled with gooey mozzarella cheese.
You don’t want to miss out on these tiny bundles of flavor.
Ingredients include: Breadcrumb, ground bison, parmesan, Worcestershire sauce, and mozzarella.
Shepherd’s pie calls for varying ingredients and substitutions, but one thing’s for certain—it’s always a hit!
This shepherd’s pie is particularly special because it uses ground bison and sweet potato mash.
You can expect a bit of sweet taste, a hint of spice, and an overall savory experience.
Ingredients include: Sweet potatoes, unsalted butter, milk, ground bison, and beef broth.
You know what they say: you can never have too many sloppy joe recipes.
This one is a must-have for the books—it combines the bite of sriracha, sesame oil, and rice wine vinegar with the sweetness of brown sugar and hoisin sauce.
Throw in some ground bison, and you have a truly unforgettable flavor combination.
Ingredients include: Black beans, ground bison, minced garlic, sesame oil, and hoisin sauce.
Want more meatball recipes?
Here’s another one for you.
These meatballs are super easy to prepare—just mix ground bison with finely chopped bell peppers, onion, garlic, and a combo of seasonings.
Pop them in the oven, and you’ll have juicy, tender meatballs ready to be served with your favorite sauce.
This doesn’t particularly reinvent the wheel, but it’s a reliable, delicious meal that won’t fail you!
Ingredients include: Ground bison, bell pepper, egg, onion, and parsley.
If you’ve been checking in here long enough, you’ll know that I love a good, juicy burger.
And this one caught my attention because it promises a combo of caramelized pears with smoky bacon and creamy brie.
Now tell me if that doesn’t sound like the perfect burger experience.
Ingredients include: Ground bison, grated onion, Worcestershire sauce, pears, and red pepper flakes.
Poutine, by itself, is a genius idea.
A mix of French fries, gravy, and cheese curds?
That’s the peak comfort level of food right there.
But this recipe right here proves how much more creative you can get with this comfort
The ground bison and Kentucky bourbon will just blow you away.
Ingredients include: French fries, avocado oil, ground bison, Kentucky bourbon, and cheese curds.
More meatball recipes for your archive, you ask?
Well, you’ll love this if you have an affinity for a citrusy taste.
It also uses tomatoes that have been simmered in various herbs and spices, culminating in a nicely rounded flavor.
Ingredients include: Sandwich bread, milk, marinara sauce, ground bison, and oregano.
Shawarma is usually made with either chicken or beef, but why not switch it up with some ground bison?
This bowl is made with a mix of mushrooms and bison, cooked in luscious spices like cumin and smoked paprika.
Bathe the top with tahini, lemon juice, and cilantro, and you’ve got a bowl bursting with yummy goodness.
Ingredients include: Chickpeas, smoked paprika, shiitake mushrooms, ground bison, and turmeric.
Like pizza but on a softer vessel?
These stuffed peppers are the closest thing to it.
Bake in the oven until everything is nice and tender, and you’ve got yourself a meal.
Ingredients include: Red peppers, ground bison, mushrooms, thyme, and mustard.
This one promised Pocahontas-level vibes, and it was delivered!
With a meal loaded with colorful roasted veggies, grains, and ground bison, your weekday lunch just got a lot better.
Ingredients include: Turnip, shallots, butternut squash, sweet potato, and ground bison.
I’m a fan of meals that come together quickly, and this stir fry is definitely one of them.
But don’t worry—this is more than just dumping asparagus stalks and meat on the pan.
This stir fry has honey, soy sauce, coconut oil, beef broth, and all the mouthwatering seasonings.
Ingredients include: Beef broth, oyster sauce, fresh ginger, ground bison, and asparagus.
If you ask me, Mexican and Korean cuisine is a fusion of flavor dreams.
These tacos feature ground bison and kkeanip, an Asian herb that adds a sweet note to the BBQ sauce.
Pile this on top of a warm tortilla, and you’ll be experimenting with more of this fusion
cuisine in no time.
Ingredients include: Ground bison, sesame seed oil, red onion, Korean barbeque sauce, and kkaenip leaves.
Want a different base for your ground bison?
Stuff some squash!
This recipe has dried apricots and sunflower seeds for texture and a honey glaze for flavor.
A little bit sweet, a little bit tangy—it’s perfection.
Ingredients include: Acorn squash, chicken stock, celery, ground bison, and pear.
Pasta is always a good idea, but if you have butternut squash lying around, it’s time to
put that vegetable to work.
This lasagna recipe is a great way to do so—it replaces noodles with butternut squash slices.
And your usual ground beef?
Swap it out with ground bison.
Ingredients include: Ground bison, butternut squash, tomato sauce, onion, and garlic powder.
What are the components of a good dish?
Umami-rich flavors and a great balance of textures.
This udon noodle recipe has it all.
The ground bison and cabbage provide a crunchy texture, while the udon noodles soak up the salty-sweet flavor of the sauce beautifully.
Ingredients include: Fresh udon, ground bison, button mushrooms, rice vinegar, and fish sauce.
The bottom line
From tasty meatballs to quick taco bowls, this selection of mouthwatering ground bison recipes will give you a lot of delicious options for mealtime.
But whatever you choose, you’re sure to find a new favorite ground bison recipe today!
Are you a big fan of bison? Let us know!
Check out our compilation of 29 ground pork recipes and 18 ground lamb dishes too.
- Bison One-Pot Dinner
- Slow-Cooker BBQ Bison Meatballs
- Bison Meatloaf
- Bison Stroganoff
- Cajun Bison Dirty Rice
- Ground Bison & Vegetable Stew
- Ground Bison Skillet
- Salisbury Steak
- Bison Enchiladas
- Slow Cooker Poblano Chili
- Bison Burger
- Bison Shepherd's Pie
- Bison Taco Bowl
- Bison Stuffed Peppers
- Bison Chili
- Mac And Cheese With Ground Bison
- Mozzarella Stuffed Bison Meatballs
- Sweet Potato Bison Shepherd's Pie
- Korean Sloppy Joes
- Baked Bison Meatballs
- Bison Burgers With Brie, Bacon & Caramelized Pears
- Poutine Recipe With Kentucky Bourbon & Pasture Raised Bison
- Tomato-Simmered Lemon And Oregano-Scented Bison Meatballs
- Blended Mushroom And Bison Shawarma Bowls
- Bison And Mushroom Stuffed Peppers
- Harvest Bowl With Ground Bison
- Bison And Asparagus Stir Fry
- Korean BBQ Sauce And Kkeanip Bison Tacos
- Bison-Stuffed Squash With Honey Glaze
- Butternut Bison Lasagna
- Udon Noodles With Bison And Cabbage
- Take a look at our Ground Bison Recipes list!
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