Bison Stew

A hearty stew made using bison meat.

4 lbs. Bison Stew Meat
2 cups flour
2 tsp. salt
3 tsp. pepper
1/3 cup olive oil
2 cups dry red wine
2 tbsp. tomato paste
5-6 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
pinch sugar
3 cups beef or vegetable stock
red potatoes, halved or quartered
small yellow potatoes, whole
1 onion, sliced
carrots, cleaned and cut

Add salt and pepper to flour and mix. Coat each piece of stew meat with flour.

Add olive oil to a dutch oven and brown bison stew meat. You'll want to do this in batches. Cook stew meat pieces just until they start to turn brown, then set aside and repeat until all meat pieces are browned.

Add red wine to dutch oven and bring to a simmer. Add browned stew meat pieces back into dutch oven, along with garlic, rosemary, thyme, a pinch of sugar, tomato paste and beef stock. Stir.

Reduce heat to a simmer while liquid starts to thicken. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cover and cook over low heat for 2 hours.

After 2 hours, add the onions, potatoes and carrots. Turn the heat up to a simmer and cook for an additional 30-45 minutes until the vegetables are tender.

Try these 4 delicious sauces & aoili's that pair great with Bison Burgers!

Avocado Lime Aoili

•1 Large Avocado

•1/4 cup Cilantro

•1 Clove Garlic

•2 tsp Lime Juice

•1 tsp Salt & Pepper (to taste)

•1/4 cup Plain Greek Yogurt

Directions: Combine all ingredients and spread on burger.

Peach Heat Chutney

• 2lbs Fresh Peaches

•1 medium red onion

• 1 green or red apple

• 1/4 tsp ground ginger

•1 tsp grated fresh ginger

•1 tsp ground cinnamon

• 7 cardamom pods, ground

•1/4 tsp ground turmeric

•1/4 tsp aniseed

•1 tsp coriander seeds

•1 tsp black pepper

•1 small dried whole red chile

•1 cup brown sugar

•1 cup light brown sugar

Directions: Combine all ingredients in large sauce pan. Cook over low heat until peaches are soft and sauce is boiling. Remove from heat and let cool.

Coffee Dry Rub

•1 1/2 Tbsp ground coffee

•1/2 Tbsp salt

•1/2 Tbsp paprika

•1/2 Tbsp brown sugar

•1/2 Tbsp Pepper

•1/2 Tbsp Onion Powder

•1/2 Tbsp garlic powder

•1/4 Tbsp ground coriander

Directions: Combine all ingredients and rub onto all sides of burger.

Buffalo Hot Sauce

•2/3 cup hot pepper sauce (Franks RedHot)

•1/2 cup unsalted butter

•1 1/2 tbsp white vinegar

•1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce

•1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

•1/8 tsp garlic powder

• salt to taste

Directions: Combine all ingredients and drizzle onto burger.