We had our friends from PaleoSchmaleo stop by to share a recipe with us today. Personally, we are huge fans of bison meat and we're glad others are helping to spread the message of its deliciousness. This might upset a few people, but when we have the choice of bison meat vs. beef, we always choose bison. Just in case you are wondering, we get all of our bison including for this bison chili from US Wellness Meats.
WAIT! Just because it says Bison Chili, don't run! Some people can be a little gun shy at trying different things. You have to try this yummy stew! Our Bison Chili is so easy to make and so good your taste buds will dance; promise! AND it's Whole 30 and 21DSD approved so if you have never had bison, now is the time to try it.
Here are some not so common facts about bison you may or may not already know.
- It is much leaner and packs a lot more protein than typical cow beef.
- Has less cholesterol and a higher ratio of fatty acids similar to Omega 3's compared to beef.
- Bison is the only red meat that is non-allergenic.
In short, bison or bison chili, in this case, is the holy grail of red meat. It's like feeding your body the “premium” gas rather than 87. Your body will thank you as it's cruising right along in this thing we call life.
Can you guess what the best part about this recipe is? CROCKPOT! Yup, you get to set it and forget it! We love crockpot recipes. For us working gals, it is seriously the best way to make a tasty meal with little to no effort! Dinner for the WIN! You're welcome.
Bison Paleo Chili
- 1 pound grass fed ground bison
- 2 tablespoons of ghee
- 1 large sweet potato/yam or 2 medium - peeled and cut into 1/2" cubes
- 1 onion - chopped
- 1 14 ounce can roasted tomatoes
- 1 14 ounce can diced tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 2 bay leafs
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon or more pepper
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
- 1-1/2 cup beef or chicken broth
- Handful of cilantro for garnish
- Add 2 tablespoons of ghee to a pan and brown the bison (cook bison low and slow, it generally cooks more on the rare side)
- Add the cooked bison and the remaining ingredients to the crockpot
- Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours
- Dish yourself up a bowl and sprinkle with cilantro or red onions or maybe a squirt of lemon!
Interested in eating more healthy?
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