Bison Sloppy Joe’s

With Memorial Day coming up it’s time for outdoor parties! Here’s a twist on an old classic~ Bison Sloppy Joe’s! Ground bison is readily available at Costco & Sprouts and has a fantastic flavor. Making your own sauce is super easy and delicious. You’ll never use a can again!  

  • 1lb of ground bison
  • 1 small chopped onion
  • 3tbs of minced garlic
  • 2tbs of banana pepper juice (this is not a requirement but adds a ton of flavor)
  • 8oz of tomato sauce (I use & recommend @raoshomemade)
  • 2tbs of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-2tbs of yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup of ketchup
  • 1tsp of garlic powder
  • 2tbs of sugar (white or brown is fine)
  • 6 brioche hamburger buns  


  1. Heat a large skillet to medium high heat and add some EVOO to coat pan. 
  2. Add minced garlic and onion and cook about 3 min until onion fins to get translucent.
  3. Add ground bison and pepper juice (if using). 
  4. Combine and cook until meat is browned stirring and breaking it up. 
  5. Meanwhile in a sauce pan add tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, ketchup, garlic powder, and sugar. 
  6. Mix well together and simmer over low heat. 
  7. Once bison meat is cooked through lower temp to simmer and don’t drain! That fat flavor adds to the dish. 
  8. Add sauce and mix together well. Let sloppy joes simmer for about 10 minutes for all those delicious flavors to marry together. 
  9. Serve on brioche buns and have a side salad, fruit, French fries, whatever your family loves as a side. Viola! Delicious classic made from scratch your whole family will love! 

By: Virginia Olivieri

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