Bison Council

Bison Recipes

Bison Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes are always kid-friendly, and these are no exception. But bison’s rich, slightly sweet flavor will make them favorites with adults, too.

Bison Sloppy Joes
Prep Time:
10 minutes
Cook Time:
15 minutes


  • 1 tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 pound ground bison
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • One 15-ounce can low-sodium small red beans or pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ½ tbsp. unsulfured molasses
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. yellow mustard
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 8 whole wheat burger buns


  1. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bison and onion and cook for 5 minutes, crumbling the meat as it cooks. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute more, stirring occasionally. Stir in the rest of the ingredients, except the buns, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  2. Place a ½-cup scoop of the mixture onto each bun and serve.