Ground bison meat, known for its lean and flavorful profile, has gained popularity in recent years as a healthier alternative to traditional beef. In this article, I will instruct you how to cook delicious ground bison properly

1. How To Cook Ground Bison Meat For Burgers


  • 1 lb ground bison meat
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil (optional)
  • Burger buns and desired toppings


Preheat the Pan/Oven: Place a skillet or frying pan over medium heat. If desired, add a small amount of olive oil to prevent sticking.If using the oven to cook larger batches, set your oven to 375°F (190°C).

Shape the Patties: Divide the ground bison meat into equal portions and shape them into burger patties. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook the Burgers: Once the pan is heated, add the patties. Cook for about 3-4 minutes per side. For the oven, bake for about 15-20 minutes at 375°F (190°C) or until they reach your desired level of doneness, medium rare to rare is best.

Assemble the Burgers: Place each cooked patty on a bun and add your preferred toppings. Serve and enjoy!

2. How To Cook Ground Bison Meat For Tacos


  • 1 lb ground bison meat
  • 1 packet taco seasoning (or homemade seasoning)
  • Taco shells or tortillas
  • Toppings: shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream, etc.


In a skillet over medium heat, cook the ground bison meat until browned and cooked through. This usually takes around 5-6 minutes

Add the taco seasoning to the cooked meat and follow the package instructions. If using homemade seasoning, add it according to your taste preference.

Warm the taco shells or tortillas. Spoon the seasoned ground bison into the shells. Top with your choice of toppings.

3. How To Cook Ground Bison Meat For Pasta


  • 1 lb ground bison meat
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 16 oz pasta of your choice


In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for 2-3 minutes until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute until fragrant.

Add the ground bison and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it browns, for about 5-7 minutes.

Add the oregano, basil, thyme, red pepper flakes, and season with salt and black pepper. Cook for 1 minute to allow spices to become fragrant.

Deglaze the pan with the red wine, using a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom. Allow wine to reduce slightly, about 2 minutes.

Add the canned diced tomatoes and fill the empty can halfway with water and add to the skillet. Bring to a simmer and cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain pasta and add to the bison sauce. Toss to coat the pasta thoroughly.

Serve immediately, garnished with freshly grated Parmesan cheese if desired. Enjoy your bison bolognese pasta!

4. Does Ground Bison Meat Taste Better Than Ground Beef?

The taste of ground bison meat is a unique experience. Many people find it to be slightly sweeter and richer in flavor compared to ground beef. Additionally, its lean profile allows for a cleaner, more authentic meat taste. 

With its lower fat content yet full flavor, bison is an easy, healthier substitute in any ground meat recipe you love. I hope that, after reading this article, you know how to cook ground bison meat perfectly at home.

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Jarrett Stieber

Discover mouthwatering recipes, how to cook basic, and knowledge to know when cooking with Jarrett Stieber on the website Eat Me Speak Me. I'm a chef with over 10 years of experience and is famous in Atlanta.

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