Hearty Cranberry-Bison Stew

Hearty Cranberry-Bison Stew


"Bison meat's rich flavor is complemented by fresh cranberries, herbs, and vegetables in this tasty stew with a tangy twist."


2 h 30 m servings 259 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 259 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 7.3 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.6g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 23.1 g
  • 46%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 693 mg
  • 28%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Reserve 1/4 cup of the flour. Place the remaining flour in a resealable plastic bag. Add bison chuck roast cubes, a few at a time, shaking to coat. Heat oil over medium-high in a 5- to 6- quart Dutch oven or pot. Brown bison cubes in batches on all sides in hot oil. Drain off fat. Stir in 3 cups of the broth, the cranberry juice, cranberries, onion, thyme, marjoram, sugar, salt, and pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 1 hour.
  2. Stir in green beans, carrots, and celery. Simmer, covered, for 1 more hour or until bison and vegetables are tender. Stir the remaining 1/2 cup broth and the reserved 1/4 cup flour in a small bowl until smooth; stir into stew. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly; cook and stir 1 more minute.


  • Note: Recipe developed and tested by the Better Homes and Gardens(R) Test Kitchen using High Plains Bison products.
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  1. 9 Ratings


As an Allstar Ambassador, it was my pleasure to work with the Bison Council. This was a recipe I choose to make and rate. As I thought it was out of my comfort zone with adding cranberries to a ...

I would have liked to give this recipe 4.5 stars if that was an option. It was very good, my husband and I really liked it and would make it again. We followed the recipe exactly. The bison was ...

Made this tonight and it was a big hit! I didn't have any marjoram, so I used sage. Talk about wonderful! Thanks for the great recipe!

Great one! We have a little problem with bisons in Czech, but I found an aurochs (I now, it sounds a little bit weird, but we are weird country) and it was delicious. Thanks:)

This was a great twist on a classic stew. I live in the north east, so I did substitute bison with beef. Because I work graveyard shifts, I did this in a slow cooker while I slept during the d...

Eww. Really gamey. Maybe my grocery store didn't have good bison but I sure paid top dollar for it. If you don't like game, don't try this.