23 Ground Bison Recipes (Your New Favorite Meat)

Ground bison recipes are being made more and more every day across homes in America. It’s no surprise as ground bison is a tender, tasty,  and healthy protein that is as versatile as beef.

It can be cooked in so many different ways, and in some cases, it works even better than beef. To be frank, ground bison is one of our favorites. Today, we will show you 23 ground bison recipes that will have you wondering why you didn’t try out this lean protein earlier.

What can I do with a pound of ground bison?

Ground bison, just like beef, is a versatile source of protein. In fact, beef and bison taste very similar. It can be hard to tell the difference in some dishes! There are so many great dishes you can cook with bison, from burgers, to pasta with meatballs, and even meatloaf.

It pairs well with tons of spices you might already have at hand, such as oregano, thyme, and parsley. Any recipe containing ground beef can be substituted with ground bison. Yes, the possibilities are endless.

Is ground bison better for you than beef?

In a way, ground bison is better for you than beef. It has fewer calories (25% less), less saturated fat, less cholesterol, and more protein. That’s why doctors recommend bison to patients suffering from high blood pressure.
Also, ground bison is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. Finally, it has higher micronutrients, such as vitamin b12, iron, and zinc.

Nutritional info for one 4-ounce serving of ground beef

Calories: 244

Protein: 22 grams

Fat: 14 grams

Carbs: 0 grams

Saturated fat: 6 grams

Iron: 12.5% of your daily value

Zinc: 46% of your daily value

Nutritional info for one 4-ounce serving of ground bison

Calories: 166

Protein: 24 grams 

Fat: 8 grams 

Carbs: less than one gram

Saturated fat: 3 grams

Iron: 13% of your daily value

Zinc: 35% of your daily value

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What is the best way to cook ground bison?

The best way to cook ground bison is on the skillet at medium heat. Because ground bison is a very lean red meat, cooking it at high temperatures will turn it dry and hard. Ground bison should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F.

When cooked, the juices of ground bison should be clear, not red. To season ground bison, do exactly as you would with beef.

Delicious Ground Bison Recipes

Ground bison chili

If you like something with a little more spice, this flavorful ground bison chili recipe will do the trick. Packed full of flavor and heat, this ground bison chili is sure to be a crowd-pleaser both among children and adults.

Ground bison meatballs

This ground bison meatballs recipe is inspired by Greek flavors. It serves 2 and is great paired with some rice and fat-free feta cheese.

Mozzarella stuffed bison meatballs

The only thing better than bison meatballs is stuffing meatballs with cheese. Now that I think of it, stuffing anything with cheese makes it tastier!

Ground bison pasta with tomato sauce

Ground bison is delicious in pasta, and this recipe only takes 30 minutes to cook! Prepare this ground bison pasta with tomato sauce for a weeknight dinner and take your taste buds on a trip to Italy.

Macaroni and cheese with ground bison

This apple smoked-cheddar mac and cheese is an elevated version of the traditional classic. It’s basically bougie comfort food/ The best part? It can be cooked in only 25 minutes

Ground bison meatloaf

The sweetness of bison meat paired with shredded parmesan cheese is a unique, tasty combination. Create a shiny glaze with balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, and ketchup, and you’ve got a winning dish.

Ground bison sweet potato shepherd’s pie

This ground bison sweet potato shepherd’s pie serves 8, so it’s a great dish to cook for a dinner party. Who says comfort food can’t be healthy?

Ground bison-stuffed black pepper biscuits

Why not cook something a little different to pair with your eggs and bacon for breakfast tomorrow? Seasoned with onion and jalapenos, these biscuits are a little more refined (and delicious!) than the ones at Popeye’s.

Ground bison sweet potato hash

This ground bison sweet potato hash has the potential to become one of your new breakfast favorites. The sweetness of the bison pairs beautifully with the sweet potato. Place a fried egg and slices of avocado on top and you’ve just made yourself a filling yet healthy breakfast.

Ground bison burger

Ground bison burgers are a great alternative to beef burgers. This delicious recipe contains blue cheese, caramelized onions and spicy habanero peppers. Can you believe that a ground bison burger has less than 250 calories? 

Ground bison taco salad bowl

This super simple bison taco salad bowl recipe comes with rice, Romaine lettuce, vegetables, and cheese. If you still haven’t tried ground bison, this is a good place to start as the recipe is extremely simple. Just don’t forget the taco seasoning!

Ground bison and cauliflower bowl

If you’re on a paleo, low-carb diet, you might want to try out the ground bison and cauliflower bowl. This recipe uses cauliflower rice rather than rice potatoes as it is low-carb. Don’t forget to spice your ground bison generously!

Bison stuffed acorn squash

When autumn rolls around and you run out of ways to use your winter squash, turn to some ground bison. The savory meat with the slightly sweet squash is a delightful combo.

Ground bison and vegetable stew

Instead of cooking the same old soup on a cold winter day, you could try the heartwarming ground bison and vegetable stew. The sweet, almost smokey flavor of the bison combines beautifully with the carrots, celery, sweet potato and kale.

Ground bison-stuffed peppers

The ground bison-stuffed peppers recipe is both extremely easy to make and easy on the eye. A winning combination for any dinner party!

Ground bison enchilada soup

This hearty, Mexican inspired soup contains enchilada sauce without the enchilada calories. It contains corn, black beans, peppers, and onion. That’s one way to get the kids to eat their vegetables in winter!

Ground bison stroganoff

Beef stroganoff is great and all, but why not replace it with ground bison? The classic stroganoff can be served over rice or pasta, and it only takes 25 minutes to cook.

Ground bison kofta kebabs

Here, we take our ground bison all the way to the Middle East, mixing it with delicious spices like coriander and cinnamon. 

Korean bison sloppy joes

With Asian-inspired flavors, the combination of sesame oil, rice wine vinegar and soy sauce is hard to beat. Prepare for an umami bomb in your mouth. 

Chipotle ground bison with lime

The chipote ground bison served with lime crema to give it a beautiful creaminess. It is perfect comfort food on a cold, winter night. But we bet you might like it so much that you end up cooking it in summer, too.

Ground bison bolognese

Bolognese is always a family-favorite, and perhaps it will become even more so cooked with this lean, tender protein. This ground bison recipe will have both kids and adults asking for seconds.

Bison salisbury steak

Salisbury steak is a classic, no-fail favorite in any home. But making it with ground bison meat takes it to a whole new level. The slightly gamey flavor of the bison helps cut through the thick decadent gravy.

Bison tater tot casserole

For those nights when you need something warm and comforting but don’t have much energy to cook. Canned soup, frozen tater tots, and cheese bring this meal together quickly. The bison adds an extra layer of taste and protein.

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