Bison Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
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.
Bison Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
- 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
- Preheat oven to 415 F
- Pierce sweet potatoes about an inch long towards the middle
- Add to oven and bake for 30 minutes or until soft (everyones oven is different)
- While sweet potatoes have about 10 minutes left, add cooking fat to pan
- Add bison to pan and stir and watch
- Add salt, fresh cilantro and extra cooking fat as needed
- Cook until browned and remove from heat
- Remove sweet potatoes from oven and slice down the middle
- Fill potatoes with bison
- Top with a bit of fresh cilantro
- 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?
I love just about anything with bison! This is a great idea!
Thanks so much, Amber! I’m kind of crazy for bison 😀 it’s just so tasty.
I love sweet potatoes and this sound like a great new recipe to try out. I might have to substitute grass fed beef for the bison. It is really hard to find bison in my area to buy. I have eaten it once a few years ago and liked it, but they do not sell it in any stores in our area.
Thanks, Maria! 🙂 Ground beef would be delicious as well. I can usually only ever find bison frozen and a bit pricey in my area, but every so often they’ll bring it in fresh and for a great price! Stalking the weekly ads is one of my favorite pastimes and certainly pays off at times. I hope you enjoy! 😀