Bison Council

Bison Recipes

Bison Kofta Kebabs

Kofta kebabs are a great showcase for bison’s tender and moist texture. Mixed with Middle Eastern flavors like coriander and cinnamon, ground bison is perfect on the skewer. These aren't your everyday meatball!

Bison Kofta Kebabs
Prep Time:
120 minutes
Cook Time:
15 minutes


  • 1 lb. ground bison
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp. minced onion
  • 2 tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. ground coriander
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • Olive oil, as needed
  • Tzatziki sauce, for serving


  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground bison with the onion, cilantro, and seasonings. On two greased or parchment-lined baking sheets, divide the mixture into roughly 20 balls. Wrap each ball around 20 skewers and shape the bison mixture into elongated pieces, about 3 inches long around the skewers. Place the baking sheets in the refrigerator, and let the kebabs chill for at least 2 hours.
  2. After 2 hours, preheat a grill to medium-high heat. Grease the grill grates with olive oil, and working in batches, add the skewers to the grill. Cook the skewers, turning occasionally, until charred and cooked through, about 5 minutes.