Bison. First time trying it ever. I was a bit intimidated by the name, not gonna lie. We never had bison at our dinner table in Ecuador. I probably never even knew people ate this animal now a days! J I was completely familiar with chicken, eggs, pork, beef, and fish…not bison.

A couple of months ago I saw a lovely ground beef looking package at CostCo, so I grabbed it. It wasn’t beef though…beef happened to be right next to it, in a slightly different colored package. So what was it?

BISON! How cool! Game meat. Totally wanted to try something new…edgy. I was sold.

Once I got home, I placed my bison in the freezer. To be honest, I think the poor bison package sat in my freezer for 2 months! I was wayyy intimated by this unfamiliar animal. It’s so massive and hairy and wild. It could kill me if I was left alone with it in a field.  What a creepy thought.

Even though it’s tougher than me…someone had conquered it, and I have the convenience of picking it up from the grocery store; sort of crazy to think about.

We humans may not be stronger, tougher, bigger, and faster than other animals…but we sure can build tools to help us out.  That’s our gift, being intelligent enough to build tools. Tools help push us all forward and live better, more efficient lives…anywhere from hunting big animals in order to eat and stay alive, to building spaceships that can leave this planet and land on foreign ones… pretty amazing!

Using my super helpful kitchen tools, I was extremely anxious to get cookin’ and finally taste bison! I needed to know what my taste buds would think of it. As the burgers were cooking, my husband called and told me he was driving home. He asked me what I was up to and I told him about my little Bison cooking adventure. He was intrigued. Preston got home just as I was taking my burgers out of the oven; we added avocado slices and Sriracha on top of our burgers, cut a bite, ate the bite, tasted the bite, and it was…lovely! Success! Preston and I helped ourselves to a second serving. We seem to do that a lot, don’t we?

Full recipe here!

Spicy Bison Burgers, a Paleo recipe!

Spicy Bison Burgers, a Paleo recipe!

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Spicy Bison Burgers, a Paleo recipe!

Spicy Bison Burgers, a Paleo recipe!

Spicy Bison Burgers, a Paleo recipe!

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Mariel Lewis

I'm an avid blogger passionate about health, fitness, and food! I love cooking with natural ingredients. This passion drives me to dream up fun culinary creations that not only nourish the body but taste great! Eating healthy doesn't have to be a drag, try some of my Amazing Foodie recipes and let me know what you think! :)

4 Responses

  1. Beth

    Bison is SO delicious. We got a lot of it in Colorado when I lived out there. those burgers are making me hungry!

    • Mariel Lewis
      Mariel Lewis

      Hi Beth! Thanks for your comment :). I agree with you, Bison IS delicious! You’re lucky you had a chance to get a lot of it while in Colorado :). I used to live in Ecuador and we never were so lucky to have it there!

  2. Alexander

    This looks awesome! There is an organic co-op next door to my work. I’m going to pick up some ground bison and try this out!