Hearty bison stew recipe

Prep 25 min
Total 150 min
Makes 6 Servings

A delicious meal that will get you through a winter deep freeze.



2 tbsp
all-purpose flour
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
dried rosemary
1/4 tsp
1/4 tsp
fresh-ground black pepper
1 kg
bison or stewing beef, cut into 2-in. cubes
3 tbsp
large onions, chopped
2 tbsp
1/2 cup
1 cup
large carrots, cut into 1/2-in. slices
1 cup
frozen peas


  • Combine flour with salt, rosemary, cayenne and black pepper in a large bowl. Toss bison in flour mixture.
  • Heat a large pot over high. Add 2 tbsp oil, then meat. You may have to do this in batches. Do not crowd pot. Turn meat until brown on all sides, about 2 min. Transfer to a bowl.
  • Reduce heat to medium. Add remaining oil, then onions, and cook until they start to soften, about 3 min. Stir in tomato paste, sugar, meat and any juices. Cook for 1 min. Add water and scrape up any brown bits from pot bottom. Cook for 5 min, then add wine and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until meat is tender, about 1 hour and 30 min. Stir in carrots during last 30 min of cooking. Add peas during last 5 min of cooking.


Calories 341
Protein 38 g
Carbohydrates 17 g
Fat 12 g
Fibre 4 g
Sodium 546 mg

Issue: February 2013

Written by:

Photo credit: Photo by Angus Fergusson

( 41 ratings )

3 comments on “Hearty bison stew recipe

  1. I am not a beef eater, however I decided to make something special for my husband. When I saw this recipe I thought it could be great. It turned out to be amazing!!!!!! My husband loved it. I paired with a Cabernet sauvignon, roasted potatoes and roasted Brussels sprouts. Amazing!,,, I give this recipe a 5 out of 5!


  2. Wow! That’s fantastic. Thanks for your feedback.


  3. I am a former Montrealer, living in the Cree Nation of Mistissini. I tried the bison recipe on fresh moose, a gift from a student. It was delicious with dumplings added on top in the last 10 minutes of cooking. I accompanied this with wild rice salad and it was all delicious. Your recipes have few ingredients and are very Canadian in content. Love it!



Leave a comment

Sign in to comment.