If you’ve never had bison, don’t stop reading! This recipe also works with lean ground beef, but I encourage you to branch out.
Bison tends to be leaner than beef and has a slightly different texture. If you use ground beef, you might need to drain the fat off of the meat once it’s cooked. With bison, this step isn’t necessary. It cooks up so nicely.
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To begin, chop one red onion and two bell peppers. (I prefer colorful bell peppers to the green ones — I think they taste better!) SautÃ© the onion and bell peppers with some olive oil in a large skillet or braiser like the one below. Add the garlic, and allow everything to cook until the veggies are soft and the onions are starting to turn clear.
I love making taco meat in this Le Creuset Cast Iron Braiser. It’s an investment, but the quality is amazing. Mine is blue, but that white one is so pretty!
While the veggies are cooking, prepare the taco mix in a small bowl. I use all of this mix for two pounds of meat. However, you could easily half the recipe.
Next add the bison meat. Use a masher like the one below to break the meat apart. Cook until it’s fully browned.
Next, add the taco seasoning mix and stir to combine. Allow the meat to simmer on low for about five more minutes, so the flavors can blend together. If you have a braiser with a lid, like mine, you can turn the heat off after five minutes, and leave the lid on until you’re ready to eat.
I like to serve this taco meat with crunchy taco shells, sharp shredded cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, sour cream, and shredded lettuce. If I’m watching my carb intake, I will eat this as a salad or in a bowl with cauliflower rice. Add some black beans or corn as a side to finish off the meal. It’s also great with steamed vegetables.
These go tacos also pair well with my other Mexican recipes, including a fresh, simple Guacamole, and Low-Sugar Margaritas. Click here for those recipes.
If you’re old-school like me and prefer paper, here’s a printable version of this recipe:
Let me know if you try these! I’d love to know how they turned out.
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