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Bison Sweet Potato Skillet

Updated: Aug 8, 2023

This Bison Sweet Potato Skillet is seriously delicious and so easy to make! It only requires one pan and takes under 30 mins to make!

Ground bison is a great substitute for ground beef, it is a lean meat that is high in B vitamins, iron, and zinc. Personally I find bison much easier to digest than beef and I prefer the taste of bison over beef.

Although bison isn't always an easy meat to source, I am lucky to have a local butcher who consistently carries bison and other wild game. This butcher prides itself on sourcing meat from local farms within a 100km radius of the city. If you don't already do so check out if you have a butcher close to you and support local.

This recipe is gluten free and dairy free! It can also be made vegan by swapping out the ground bison or ground beef for veggie ground.

This recipe is perfect for prepping meals for the week and is designed to be split into 4-5 servings (depending on your personal serving size). You can also add more sweet potato to the recipe for a higher carb meal. The sweet potato can be substituted out for a white or red potato if you do not like sweet potatoes.

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Bison Sweet Potato Skillet

*Recipe makes 4-5 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground bison

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

  • 1 cup red onion, diced

  • 2 red bell peppers

  • 3 cloves of garlic, grated (or powder equivalent)

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, diced (approximately 4-5 cups)

  • 1 (14.5) cans diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 1 tablespoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1/2 cup water

  • Diced avocado

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  2. Add onion and garlic, cook till fragrant.

  3. Add in the bison and salt. Cook until the bison has browned.

  4. Add the remaining ingredients (minus the avocado) and cover with the lid.

  5. Cook on medium heat for 20 mins or until the sweet potatoes are fork tender.

  6. Top with diced avocado and more red onion, if desired.

  7. If meal prepping, divide the pan into 4-5 equal servings and add to Tupperware.

  8. Enjoy!

Contact Desire Fitness, personal trainer & nutrition coach, if you would like to learn more about serving sizes and to find out what the correct meal size for you and your goals would be.

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