Warm, filling, and nourishing, this AIP/Paleo and low-FODMAP Ground Bison and Vegetable Stew is perfect for cold winter days. This hearty and flavorful stew is one of my family’s favorite meals and the bison . The white sweet potatoes, carrots, kale, and pureed butternut squash are such a great complement to the ground bison.
If following a low-FODMAP diet, this stew is compliant at one serving size.
Why do I love rotating between bison and beef?
- Bison is not only significantly lower in saturated fat compared to beef, but it is higher in protein. I find the lower fat content makes it much easier to digest.
- Bison is very high in omega-3 fatty acids, perfect if you are allergic to other high omega-3 food sources, such as salmon.
- I honestly really love the taste. It isn’t gamey at all and has a slightly sweet, almost smoky flavor.
- If you don’t have any access to ground bison, feel free to replace the meat with ground beef or your preferred ground meat.
- For the pureed butternut squash, I recommend purchasing canned butternut squash puree. This saves a lot of time — the brand I recommend is Farmers Market Foods. If you buy canned butternut squash, make sure it doesn’t include any additives.
- If following a low-FODMAP diet, this stew is compliant at one serving size.
- I like to massage the kale with avocado oil and salt before adding it to the stew — this helps if you have a sensitive stomach since it helps break down the kale. However, this step is definitely not necessary since cooking the kale will already soften it up.
Ground Bison & Vegetable Stew
Warm, filling, and nourishing, this allergy-friendly bison stew is perfect for cold winter days. Diet Type: SFED, AIP, Paleo, W30
- 1 lb ground bison
- 1-2 tbsp avocado oil
- 3 large carrots (2 cups), chopped
- 3 celery stalks (1 cup), sliced
- 2 large white sweet potatoes (2 cups), chopped
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp turmeric
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 1 1/2 cups butternut squash, pureed
- 3 cups kale, chopped
- Fresh parsley, topping (optional)
- Step 1 Heat a large pan over medium heat and add the ground bison, breaking into pieces. Once the meat has finished cooking, remove from the pan and set to the side.
- Step 2 Heat the avocado oil in a large stock pot on medium heat. Once hot, add the chopped carrots and celery. Saute for about 8 minutes.
- Step 3 Add the white sweet potatoes, salt and turmeric and combine ingredients. Continue cooking the ingredients over medium heat, stirring periodically, for another 10 minutes or until the vegetables have softened a bit.
- Step 4 Add in the broth, pureed butternut squash, kale, and bison. Stir all ingredients together and set to low-medium heat, letting the stew simmer for roughly 30 minutes.
- Step 5 Once the stew is ready, serve warm and top with fresh parsley if desired.
10 thoughts on “Ground Bison & Vegetable Stew”
This is an excellent foundational stew. I added different spices to give it a more Indian/Arab cuisine flavor, but my husband and I very much loved the dish. Spices added: powdered mustard, thyme, nutmeg, ginger, garam masala
Sounds absolutely delicious! So happy to hear you enjoyed the stew.
Thank you for this recipe. I have a severe food sensitivity problem and am limited in what I can eat. I get tired of the same old things. I made this with slight modifications and loved it. It was so nice to have something different.
Hi Anne, thank you for taking the time to leave a review! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe and that you have something new to add to your rotation of meals.
Loved this soup!!!! It was amazing! I could not find puréed butternut squash, but bought a package of chopped squash in the vegetable section, boiled it and smashed it. Thank you for sharing! It was perfect for tonight’s cold weather!
Thanks Tricia! So happy to hear you enjoyed the stew – it is one of my favorite go-to recipes, especially during the winter. Thank you for sharing!
Just made this tonight. Just as written but sans parsley. It’s definitely a two thumbs up on my thumb – o – meter! A keeper for sure. All at the table agreed. Thank you!
Hi Rebecca, I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed the bison stew! Thank you for taking the time to leave your review.
Thank you – this stew was delicious – first time I’ve ever had bison & thought it would be gamey but it wasn’t. Only thing is that my stew was not as bright yellow as yours – mine looked more in the muddier side.
Thank you so much for leaving a review! Bison is definitely one of my favorites – great to hear you enjoyed it as well.