Anytime the temperature falls under 90 F degrees at any given time during the day in Dallas, I’m all like, “Leggings, and PSL’s, and chunky socks! Let’s do this!”. 89 F in the middle of September is far from what I grew up with in Long Island, NY but it will have to do. Craving warm, hearty dishes is a by product of my fantasy world of crunchy leaves. Though I wasn’t quite ready for stew, I’m always ready for sweet potatoes. I couldn’t bear the thought of making yet another summer burger from the frozen ground bison in my fridge, so I went a different route and created simple, satisfying bison stuffed sweet potatoes. A perfect game day AIP recipe, or a no-fuss Sunday dinner, you’ll love these warm, tasty taters.

I was hesitant to try bison when I switched over to my real food, AIP / paleo lifestyle. For some reason, I had some weird aversion to it though I can’t remember ever having it before. I thought it as gamey and unappetizing. I was so wrong. If you’ve never had bison before, stop reading this and go get some now. … Now that you’re back, it has a wonderfully light flavor that’s low in fat, and makes for an excellent fall protein. I usually find bison frozen, but if you find it fresh, never frozen, grab it! Either way, it’s one of my new favorites.

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Bison Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

  • Author: Michelle Hoover Unbound Wellness


  • 2 Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 lb Ground, Grass-fed Bison
  • 1 tbsp cooking fat (Tin Star Food Ghee is great if you can tolerate it, but coconut oil works and is AIP)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp fresh cilantro


  1. Preheat oven to 415 F
  2. Pierce sweet potatoes about an inch long towards the middle
  3. Add to oven and bake for 30 minutes or until soft (everyones oven is different)
  4. While sweet potatoes have about 10 minutes left, add cooking fat to pan
  5. Add bison to pan and stir and watch
  6. Add salt, fresh cilantro and extra cooking fat as needed
  7. Cook until browned and remove from heat
  8. Remove sweet potatoes from oven and slice down the middle
  9. Fill potatoes with bison
  10. Top with a bit of fresh cilantro
  11. Serve and enjoy

And that’s all there is to it! Simple and delicious.

Do you like bison? What’s your favorite way to eat it?