Fall is a great time to start thinking about creative ways to use your slow cooker. It’s the time of year when you start to think about hearty “comfort food” type meals that bring the family together over a steaming plate of something meaty and delicious. After a summer of BBQs and grilling, it can be fun to look forward to a fall and winter full of those wonderful meals that slow cook all day, filling our homes with the tasty aroma of what will be ready for us at dinner time.
A lean Bison Roast is a good piece of meat to start with for these types of meals. At NebraskaBison.com, we have several different choices of Bison Roasts: Chuck Roast, Rump Roast, Prime Rib and Brisket.
The Chuck and Rump Roasts are what would want to use for most of these recipes below and can be used interchangeably. Both have great flavor and tenderness, however, the Chuck Roast will have just a slightly higher fat content.
The Boneless Bison Prime Rib is an incredibly tender and flavorful roast that is great for serving on special occasions and can be very easy to cook. See the 4th recipe below for a great way to cook our amazingly tender Bison Prime Rib.
And finally, the Bison Brisket is a monster cut of meat at 5 lbs. The Brisket is a great choice for either smoking or slow cooking and can provide a variety of different meals. Bison Brisket comes with a thin layer of fat which cooks off the meat, leaving you with an incredibly tender and flavorful meat.
Although at NebraskaBison.com we offer pre-cut stew meat, this is obviously also a great recipe to use with the Bison Roast. You’ll just cut the roast in chunks yourself. This stew blends delicious flavors together including: bison, potatoes, onions, garlic, carrots, rosemary and red wine.
A Bison Roast will work well for plenty of other stew recipes as well, so if you already have a favorite stew, try substituting a bison roast in it next time for a leaner, richer taste. We’d love to hear how it goes!
If you don’t have your own favorite stew recipe, by all means, use ours!
Shredded Bison Taco Meat
Pull out the slow cooker to boost up the flavor during your next taco night. This bison taco meat recipe uses tender bison roast and combines it with delicious flavor to bring you lean and flavorful shredded bison to fill up your burritos, tacos or taco salads.
Combine this shredded meat with fresh vegetables and ingredients in your salsa, guacamole and toppings for a fresh and guilt free meal!
Bison French Dip
If you’re a fan of hearty sandwiches, like I am, this Bison French Dip recipe may just be the one for you! Find a good quality loaf of french bread from your local baker and put your roast in the slow cooker with some seasoning and onion.
After the roast has cooked for several hours, all that’s left to do is slice it up and serve. Top your sandwich with provolone cheese or sauteed mushrooms if you desire. Use the juices as an au jus. If you’re lucky, there will be leftovers!
Bison Prime Rib Roast
The Bison Prime Rib is probably the single most fantastic special occasion meal we can offer you through NebraskaBison.com. Our owners, Randy and Jane, have served this roast to their family for Christmas dinner for many years.
This easy to follow prime rib recipe requires very little prep work and attention and leaves you with a prime rib that has amazing flavor and tenderness. Friends and family members will surely be impressed anytime you adorn your table with this 4 lb. roast.
Crock Pot Bison Roast
Maybe you just like to keep it simple with a nice plate of roast and potatoes. Well, don’t worry, I’ve got the recipe for you too! Put your seasoned roast in the crock pot in the morning and it will be the perfect amount of tenderness once dinnertime rolls around.
Try Jane’s classic Crock Pot Bison Roast recipe anytime you want a lean, delicious plate of meat and potatoes.
Pulled Bison BBQ Sandwiches
This is one of my favorite fall meals. You’ll find that it’s pictured on many of my blog posts for that reason. In fact, this dish has become somewhat of a yearly tradition on the day I put my my Christmas tree each year. It works great on days like that because it tastes delicious, but it’s also fairly easy to prepare and is perfect for making ahead of time. Then, we can all just eat whenever we are hungry during a full day of putting up decorations.
Usually in this recipe I use whatever BBQ Sauce I’ve got in the pantry or fridge, however, this year, I think I’m going to try using the JB’s Fat Boy Haugwaush, which I had the joy of sampling recently. And I’m very excited to try it with this Pulled Bison BBQ Sandwiches recipe!
Bison Brisket with Roasted Potatoes and Gravy
This recipe for bison brisket will leave you with a delicious and hearty meal that I cannot wait to prepare again and again. Our 5 lb. bison brisket provides plenty of tender meat and any meat leftover after the first meal works great in a variety of options such as fajitas, chili, sandwiches, salads or whatever else you can think of for a leftover meal just as good as the original!
Slow cooked or smoked bison brisket gives you pull apart tender bison meat with delicious flavor.
So, do I have you convinced about the variety of meals you can make with a lean bison roast?
If you’d like to give any of the above recipes a try, we’ve got the meat you need to get it done! Shop now for Bison Roasts and share your favorite ways to use bison roasts in the comments, Facebook or Instagram.