Creamy, rich and flavorful bison stroganoff is a delicious take on a classic noodles recipe. This easy version includes ground bison, mushrooms, heavy cream and sour cream for an ultra savory main dish that is sure to satisfy! Serve over hearty egg noodles for a complete meal that’s ready to enjoy in less than 30 minutes.
Comfort food does not get any more comforting than this bison stroganoff recipe! Not only is it easy to make, start to finish the dish is ready to serve in under 30 minutes. If you like bison just like we do, try my other high rated bison bolognese recipe
Tender ground bison is quickly cooked with both onions and mushrooms to create layers of deep, savory flavors. Whisk in flour, heavy cream, sour cream, and a dash of seasonings for a traditional stroganoff sauce that’s unbelievably delicious and decadent.
Bison stroganoff is perfect to spoon over thick pasta noodles and enjoy as a hearty weeknight meal! Do not stop on pasta, yo can try to serve it with mashed potatoes or rice as well.
Ground bison. A super tasty yet surprisingly lean protein. It can be substituted with ground beef, like most bison recipes.
Olive oil. To cook the bison, chopped onion, and diced mushrooms.
Onion. White onion offers a sharp and mildly sweet flavor.
Mushrooms. Any type you like. Cremini, button, and baby bell mushrooms are great options. Or use a combination!
Garlic. A classic staple in savory recipes.
Broth. Beef or vegetable broth; or water and bouillon. This gives the bison stroganoff a deeper flavor versus using just water.
Flour. To bring together and thicken the sauce. Easily swap with gluten free all-purpose flour for a gf-friendly recipe.
Heavy cream. Essential for a perfectly creamy stroganoff.
Sour cream. Adds just the right tangy, bright and rich flavor.
Salt and pepper. Simple seasonings that bring all of the flavors together.
Worcestershire sauce. For a smoky pop that really kicks the savoriness of the dish up a few notches.
How to make bison stroganoff
Grab a medium size pot ( heavy bottom if you have) and heat oil in it. Add chopped garlic, onions and 1 pound of ground bison. Cook until onions are fragrant and the bison is browned.
Add sliced mushrooms and stir. Cook for couple minutes. Sprinkle two tablespoons of flour all over the bison and vegetables and mix well, until there is no lumps.
Stir in broth (beef, chicken or vegetable), salt, black pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring.
And the last step is to stir in some sour cream to make the sauce creamy. Make sure to turn the heat off. Serve over egg noodles that are cooked using the package instructions.
Chop some green onions and cilantro and sprinkle on top if you want. It will add a nice crunch and a vibrant color (not pictured but i added it later).
Does bison taste like beef
Yes, and no. While the texture of ground bison and beef are quite similar, there are significant differences in both flavor and nutrition.
Bison is a leaner red meat that has less fat and fewer calories than beef. But what it lacks in fat it makes up for in flavor! The taste is slightly sweet and savory, and – in my opinion – superior to ground beef.
What is bison stroganoff sauce made of
This bison stroganoff recipe features a classic sauce made with beef broth, tangy sour cream, luscious heavy cream, and umami-licious Worcestershire sauce.
The sauce is thickened with flour and seasoned with just salt and black pepper for a rustic, simple yet amazingly flavorful dish.
Frequently asked questions
Ground bison is indeed a healthy option! It is a lean red meat and has almost 25% fewer calories and significantly less fat than ground beef. Bison also has slightly more protein and iron.
They are very similar to cook. Like ground beef, this versatile protein is perfect for browning on the stovetop to make bison stroganoff – or any number of quick and easy dishes. Because it is leaner than beef, bison does tend to cook a bit faster.
Let the fantastic taste of the bison shine with minimal seasoning. This stroganoff recipe is made with just a bit of salt and pepper, both which elevate the flavors of the bison without being too overpowering.
Absolutely! A ground beef that is 90-95% lean is a great sub for bison. In fact, beef can be substituted pretty much anytime ground bison is called for in a recipe.
For storing bison stroganoff leftovers, mix the sauce with noodles (this way noodles will not stick together as much) and transfer to the air tight container. You can store it in the fridge for up to 6 days.
To reheat, add more milk or cream to dilute the sauce and microwave for 1-2 minutes. I do not recommend freezing leftovers.
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- 1 lb ground bison
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 lb mushrooms, diced
- 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1 cup broth
- 2 tablespoon flour
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- Saute garlic, onions and ground bison in oil in the pan over medium heat. Add mushrooms and stir. Cook for a few minutes.
- Sprinkle flour and mix well, until there is no lumps.
- Add other ingredients (besides sour cream) and cook for another 5 minutes over medium-low heat.
- Turn the heat off and stir sour cream. Serve over noodles.
- Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 6 days.
- Reheat leftovers in the microwave for 1 minute. Add just a splash of milk or cream to make the sauce creamy again and stir.
- Serve over egg noodles, mashed potatoes or white rice.
- Use any kind of mushrooms that you like in this recipe.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 626Total Fat: 47gSaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 180mgSodium: 768mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 34g