Ground Bison Chili – Is It Good?

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Beef chili is always delicious. But have you ever considered trying ground bison chili?

Ground Bison Chili - Is It Good?

This delicious meat really adds a wondrous wild flavor to your chili. But is it actually good? Well that is entirely up for debate.

What you think is good or bad is entirely up to you and your tastes. 

However, ground bison chili does have a unique flavor that is both similar to beef chili and not like it at all. 

In this article we are going to take a closer look at ground bison chili and whether it is actually good. With all of that said, let us dive right in and get started!

What Does Bison Meat Taste Like? 

Bison meat tastes very much like steak or burgers. It is very similar to beef. One of the main differences in flavor is that it tends to have a mildly sweet undertone.

Unlike many other ‘wild’ meats, bison is not very gamey. It has a delicious beefy flavor and it is also super tender regardless of how you prepare it. 

With the right seasoning, bison meat can taste even better than you could imagine. Salt, pepper, oregano, or any other seasoning you prefer.

Regardless of how you like to season, it will be easy to be prepared and tender. 

Is Ground Bison Better than Ground Beef?

In terms of flavor, bison and beef are very similar. What makes bison mildly better is the fact that it is a little leaner than beef.

If you want to eat meat that is lower in fat and does not contain as many calories as beef then bison is certainly going to be better in that regard. 

On top of that because of the lower fat content, bison meat will have a finer fat marbling which makes it softer and more tender.

But bison meat is also high in many beneficial nutrients, such as the following: 

  • Iron
  • Zinc
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin B6

But as to which meat is better. It is not quite so simple as flavor because we mentioned before, both meats taste very similar.

At the end of the day it all comes down to what is available, which is more reasonably priced and which mildly different taste you prefer. 

Making Your Own Ground Bison Chili 

A true test of whether ground bison chili is good will be to make it and try it for yourself.

In this section we are going to show you how you can make your own delicious ground bison chili.

This recipe is based on a recipe by Seanna’s Kitchen, so if you want to lean more make sure to check out the above link. 

To start things off, you are going to need the right ingredients on hand. Luckily for you, we have listed everything you will need below: 

  • Ground Bison
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Onions
  • Celery Stalks
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Canned Tomatoes
  • Canned Hot Chili Beans
  • Salt
  • Chili Powder
  • Ground Cumin
  • Red Pepper Flakes

Along with these ingredients, you are going to need the right equipment. At the very least you will need a stock pot and a chef’s knife. Simple, right? 

Now that you have everything that you need all that is left is to put your delicious ground bison chili together. 

Below we have a simple step-by-step guide to help you understand what you need to do for the best bison chili curry. 

  1. Your first step is to sauté your ground bison. Add the extra virgin olive oil to help fry up the ground beef until it is properly browned. Add a little salt for seasoning and use a spoon to break up the ground bison as it cooks. 
  2. Once your bison has been browned properly you should then add your fresh vegetables. So add your chopped onions, celery, and garlic to the pan and allow them to be sautéed until they are done.
  3. Once your fresh veggies have been properly cooked you will then add the other vegetables in. Your canned tomatoes, chili beans and seasoning should be added and stirred until they are perfectly cooked.  
  4. Once your veggies and ground beef are cooked and you have seasoned to your liking you will know that your ground bison chili is done. Serve your perfectly seasoned chili and enjoy!

If you want to learn more about making this tasty chili dish then make sure to check out the recipe at Seanna’s Kitchen.

They have a wonderful recipe which you will be able to follow with ease. 

A Few Ground Bison Chili Recipes

If you have found that you do think that ground bison chili is in fact delicious then you may be looking for a good recipe.

There are tons of options online but the ones we have listed below were our favorites for sure. 

One of them is bound to suit your needs. So, without further ado, let us dive right in and get started!

1. Southwestern Bison Chili By Kaleena’s Kitchen

If you enjoy the flavors of the Southwest then you are going to love this tasty bison chili recipe. It is super easy to make. But what makes it stand out against the rest is the seasoning.

You will not be able to get enough of this tasty ground bison chili. 

2. Texas Style Bison Chili By Food Fidelity

Do you love Texan cuisine? If you do then this delicious red bison chili will be right up your street. It is packed full of rich flavor and the bison meat adds a depth of flavor that you do not get anywhere else.

But what we really love is how easy this fantastic bison chili is to make. 

3. Slow Cooker Bison Chili By Dr. Axe

If you want to make a delicious slow cooker bison chili then this recipe will be perfect for you. It is super easy to make and the fact that it is slow cooked makes the meat that much more tender and delicious.

But what makes this dish extra delicious is the seasoning. You will not be able to get enough. 

4. Bison Chili By The Lemon Bowl

If you want to make your own delicious protein packed bison chili then this recipe will be just for you. It is super easy to follow, and the resulting chili is absolutely delicious. One taste and you will be hooked. 

5. Healthy Bison Chili By Living La Vida Holoka

If you want to make a delicious yet healthy ground bison chili for yourself then this recipe will be perfect for you. It is perfectly seasoned, flavorful and meaty. What more could you ask for?

Is Ground Bison Chili Good?

Is ground bison chili good? We have to say yes. It is absolutely delicious.

The flavors are extremely similar to beef, but this meat does have a bit of a sweeter flavor. But overall we would certainly say that ground bison chili is good. 

Final Thoughts 

We hope that you have enjoyed reading this article and learning about ground bison chili.

This dish is certainly delicious regardless of the recipe you use. One taste and you will be hooked. 

With all of that said, we hope that you have a fantastic day. Good luck making your tasty ground bison chili. You are bound to love each and every bite!