Hearty bison stew recipe

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

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( 36 ratings )

Preparation time:
25 minutes
Total time:
150 minutes
Makes:
6 Servings

Photo by Angus Fergusson

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary, crumbled
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 kg bison or stewing beef, cut into 2 inch cubes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 4 large carrots, cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 cup frozen peas

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition (per Serving)

calories
341
protein
38 g
carbohydrates
17 g
fat
12 g
fibre
g
sodium
546 mg

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!

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

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  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!

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