I know, I know. A bison stew recipe just when the weather is starting to warm up. But I just got back from Tahoe where there was still plenty of snow on the ground, and it got me thinking about stew.
The great thing about this clean eating bison stew is that you put it in the crock pot and forget about it. There is minimal time in front of the stove. So while it’s really more of a fall or winter recipe, it can be done during the summer for a fabulous and easy meal. And let me tell you, this one is tasty!!!
MORE HEALTHY STEW RECIPES:
BISON STEW RECIPE:
Slow Cooker Bison Stew
- 1 ½ lb. bison (top round London broil)
- 4 cups vegetable stock (no sugar added)
- 1 lb. baby carrots
- 1 cups red onion (chopped)
- 4 stalks celery (sliced)
- 2 large portobello mushrooms (chopped)
- ¼ cup whole wheat pastry flour (amazon affiliate link)
- ½ cup balsamic vineger
- 2 tbsp. honey
- ½ tsp. ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp. garlic powder
- 2 small bay leaves (remove after cooking – do not eat)
- 1 tsp. paprika
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- Prepare your veggies by chopping them all into bite size chunks (Don’t chop the carrots, you can put those in whole).
- Put all your veggies in a large pot with 1 tablespoon olive oil, and all your spices. Cook until onions begin to get soft. Stir constantly. Once finished, pour the veggies into your crock pot. Keep that pot handy for the bison.
- Place the bison on a stable work surface.
- Cut into bite sized chunks.
- Put the bison in the same pot you just cooked your veggies in (Don’t wash the pot first as this will help to add some flavor to the meat).
- To the meat, add 1 tabelspoon olive oil, flour, vinegar and honey. Cook, stirring constantly until most of the meat is browned. Remember, you’re not trying to actually cook the meat here. Just get the outside a bit brown. It will cook completely in the slow cooker.
- Place your meat mixture in the slow cooker with your veggies. Add the veggie broth, and turn on your slow cooker.
- Cook on low for 7-8 hours.
- Allow to cool a bit, then serve.
- Note: Get to know your slow cooker! Some newer models will cook in shorter time allotments, while older models tend to need more time (up to 1-2 hours!) Adjust cooking times appropriately.