This Ground Bison Stir-Fry recipe combines the heartiness of bison with the fresh crunch of bell peppers, onions, and broccoli. Enhanced with a simple savory ginger sauce, it’s a 30-minute nutritious meal that’s both savory and satisfying.

a plate of bison stir-fry with rice.

Bison meat is an under-appreciated protein, but it’s so nutritious and tasty! It’s a nice alternative to beef with less fat. Learn more about the health benefits of bison meat.

In this easy recipe, I’ve used ground bison and fresh vegetables to make a simple stir-fry. I think you are going to love it!

Why You Need This Recipe

  • This ground bison stir fry recipe is highly adaptable, allowing for substitutions of various vegetables based on personal preference or availability. This flexibility makes it an excellent choice for using up leftovers or catering to different dietary needs.
  • With simple ingredients and straightforward cooking steps, this recipe is accessible for cooks of all skill levels. It’s designed for a quick and easy cooking process, making it suitable for busy weeknights.
  • The combination of ground bison with a soy-ginger sauce and fresh vegetables ensures a savory and satisfying dish. You can make this recipe gluten-free by swapping out soy sauce for tamari or coconut aminos.

Ingredients You’ll Need

ingredients needed for bison stir-fry.
  • Ground bison is a lean, nutrient-rich meat with a deeper and slightly sweeter taste compared to beef.
  • Broccoli is a green vegetable that brings a crunchy texture to stir-fries.
  • Red bell peppers are sweet and juicy, adding a pop of color and vitamin C to dishes.
  • Soy Sauce, tamari (gluten-free soy sauce) or coconut aminos offers a salty, umami flavor.
  • Ground ginger provides a warm, spicy bite and fragrant aroma to this dish.

Please see the full recipe card below for the exact measurements and main ingredients.

Recipe Steps

the process for cooking bison stir-fry.

Step One

Brown the ground bison in oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Transfer the ground meat to a clean plate and set aside.

Please see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Two

Cook the garlic in the non-stick skillet until fragrant. You could also use a well-seasoned wok over medium-high heat.

Add the peppers, onions, and broccoli and cook until tender.

Step Three

Add the meat, ginger, and soy sauce to the vegetables.

Stir well and cook for about 2 minutes.

Step Four

Top with green onions and sesame seeds. Serve hot!

I hope this becomes one of your new favorite ground bison recipes.

a wooden spoon stirring bison stir-fry in a pan.

Recipe Tips

  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Reheat before serving.
  • This dish is great served over steamed white rice. I like Jasmine rice.
  • Feel free to adjust the vegetables to what you have on hand. Sliced carrots, mushrooms, green beans, or zucchini would also be great.

Recipe FAQs

Can I substitute ground bison with another type of meat?

Yes, ground bison can be easily substituted with ground beef, turkey, or chicken for a similar recipe outcome.

How do I ensure the vegetables remain crisp in the stir fry?

To keep the vegetables crisp, cook them for a short time over high heat, just until they’re brightly colored and tender-crisp.

What can I serve with the Ground Bison Stir Fry for a complete meal?

This stir fry pairs well with steamed rice, quinoa, or noodles, making for a balanced and fulfilling meal. Be sure to use gluten-free noodles if you are on a gluten-free diet.

chop sticks picking up a bite of bison stir-fry.

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a plate of bison stir-fry with rice.

Ground Bison Stir-Fry with Broccoli

This Ground Bison Stir-Fry recipe combines the heartiness of bison with the fresh crunch of bell peppers, onions, and broccoli. Enhanced with a simple savory ginger sauce, it’s a 30-minute nutritious meal that’s both savory and satisfying.

  • Total Time: 30 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or other neutral-flavored oil
  • 1 pound ground bison
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored and sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, cored and sliced
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce (use tamari or coconut aminos for gluten-free diets)
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 green onions, chopped (optional, for topping)
  • Sesame seeds (optional, for topping)

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet or wok, heat the oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the ground bison to the skillet. Break it up and cook until browned.
  3. Remove the bison to a clean plate or bowl and set it aside.
  4. Add the garlic to the skillet and cook until fragrant.
  5. Add the peppers, onion, and broccoli. Cook until they’re tender, stirring frequently. This will take about 3-4 minutes.
  6. Put the bison back into the skillet, along with the soy sauce and ground ginger. Stir well and cook for an additional 2 minutes to allow the flavors to combine.
  7. Serve hot, topped with the optional green onions and sesame seeds.

Notes

  1. Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Reheat before serving.
  2. This dish is great served over steamed white rice.
  3. Feel free to adjust the vegetables to what you have on hand. Sliced carrots, mushrooms, or zucchini would also be great.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 254
  • Sugar: 5.2 g
  • Sodium: 315.6 mg
  • Fat: 12.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.1 g
  • Fiber: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 26 g
  • Cholesterol: 62.5 mg

Keywords: stir-fry, vegetables, veggie, bison, gluten-free, ginger

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