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Slow Cooker Paleo Bison Stew Recipe

To eat Paleo is to eat and nourish our bodies with foods that our ancestors ate. How far back we choose to go in time, is up to each individual. Modern times often call for exotic ingredients like chia seeds.

Slow Cooker Paleo Bison Stew in a black pot.

We use half a cup of these amazing seeds in a caramel apple chia parfait. As wonderful and appetizing as this dessert tastes, it is nothing our ancestors, near or far, would have ever thought to cook up.

Eating locally was the only choice they had. But times change, and for the sake of nostalgia, sometimes we go back to the bison era and try to refine the flavor of bison to our modern tastes.

Here and now, we aren’t just eating strips of sun-dried buffalo meat, we are combining ground bison with carrots, rutabaga, and tomato for a quasi-campfire stew. Our greatest grandparents would certainly approve.

Not only is bison meat making a comeback in the Paleo realm, but it is also doing so for good reasons. First off, most bison are grass-fed and more likely to be organic than beef. Bison are wild and proud of it!

Caging them is generally not an option. Meat is also an excellent source of essential nutrients – B vitamins, zinc, iron, and selenium, to name a few.

So, get your fire ready (electricity is a wonder of the modern world) and get dinner started quickly. Then you can sit and wait while it slowly cooks, as you dream of days gone by.

Slow Cooker Paleo Bison Stew Recipe

Serves: 4 Prep: 10 min Cook: 4 h

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker.
  2. Cook on high for 3 hours and then reduce heat to low and cook for another 1 or 2 hours.
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Slow Cooker Paleo Bison Stew Recipe

No campfire to cook your bison stew? Never fear; your slow cooker will do! Toss everything in the pot for a few hours and get ready for a bowl of yum.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword bison, paleo, slow cooker, stew
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 353kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground bison
  • 5 carrots finely chopped
  • 2 rutabagas peeled and diced
  • 1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 4 cups beef stock or water
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. thyme
  • 1 tsp. sage
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker.
    1 lb. ground bison, 5 carrots, 2 rutabagas, 1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes, 1 6 oz. can tomato paste, 1/2 onion, 4 cups beef stock or water, 4 cloves garlic, 2 tsp. paprika, 2 tsp. thyme, 1 tsp. sage, Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cook on high for 3 hours and then reduce heat to low and cook for another 1 or 2 hours.

Nutrition

Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 1060mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 3059IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 5mg