This Ground Bison Veggie Bowl recipe is perfect for paleo and low-carb diets. It’s a grain-free and easy recipe that is so delicious and satisfying. This is a 30-minute meal that you can make on busy weeknights.

two bowls of ground bison and veggies with gold forks

If you’re like me and are always looking for quick and easy meals that are also healthy and satisfying, then this ground bison recipe is for you. To make this recipe grain-free and paleo, use cauliflower rice and chopped kale to add texture to the bowls.

And, if you’ve never cooked with bison before, then this is a great recipe to make. Ground bison is very similar to ground beef, although it tends to be even leaner than beef

labeled photo of bison bowl recipe ingredients

Recipe Steps

Step One

Heat up the oil in a large skillet. Add the onion and cauliflower rice and stir to combine.

Step Two

Add the ground bison and stir it together with the onion and cauliflower.

Step Three

Add the dried herbs and spices, along with the chopped kale.

cooked bison process shots

Step Four

Cover the skillet and let the ingredients cook a bit longer until the bison is cooked through and the kale is wilted. 

This dish is best served right out of the pan. If you want to get creative, you can serve it on top of jicama tacos with salsa and guacamole. Or, you can just serve this ground bison recipe with the vegetables. Either way, it is so delicious!

bowl of cooked ground bison with vegetables

FAQs

Is bison the same as buffalo?

They are not technically the same animal. In North America what we call buffalo are actually bison.

What does bison taste like?

Bison tastes a lot like beef, but the flavor can vary by manufacturer. If you are super sensitive to a “gamey” flavor, then you might not like bison, but I find the flavor to be very mild. I have even had bison that has a sweetness to it.

Is ground bison good?

Yes, it is so flavorful and nutritious. I recommend bison as part of a healthy, balanced diet. You can cook and serve bison in the same way as you would beef.

Is ground bison healthier than ground beef?

It depends. Bison can sometimes have a lower saturated fat content and higher protein content. I consider bison from a quality source to be as healthy as grass-fed, grass-finished beef.

Is this recipe keto?

This recipe has less than 12 grams of carbohydrate per serving, so it is a keto-friendly recipe.

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Ground Bison Veggie Bowl Recipe (Grain-Free & Paleo)

ground bison bowl with vegetables

This Ground Bison Veggie Bowl recipe is perfect for paleo and low-carb diets. It’s a grain-free and easy recipe that is so delicious and satisfying. This is a 30-minute meal that you can make on busy weeknights.

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MBA, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Paleo
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup cauliflower rice
  • 1 pound ground bison
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano (or Italian seasoning)
  • 1 teaspoon dried turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup chopped kale

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, pour in the the olive oil. Let the oil heat up for a minute or so. 
  2. Add the onion and cauliflower rice, and stir to combine. Cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the bison and use a spatula to break up the pieces as it cooks. 
  4. Sprinkle in the oregano, turmeric, salt, and pepper, and stir to combine. Let the mixture cook for about 3 more minutes.
  5. Add the kale, reduce the heat to low, and cover the skillet. Cook for 1-2 more minutes, or until the bison is cooked through.
  6. Turn the heat off and serve the bison mixture hot.

Notes

  1. You can substitute lean ground beef for the bison, if you prefer.
  2. Store any leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat before serving.

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