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Bison Recipe: Bison Carne Guisada

Indulge in the savory flavors of Bison Carne Guisada - a rich and aromatic Mexican stew made with bison meat, chili Powder, and dark Mexican beer.

For an exceptional visual experience utilizing this recipe, check out Chef John Pollite's "It's Only Food" youtube video on this recipe by clicking on the photo

Ingredients for Bison Carne Guisada

  • 2 pounds bison stew meat

  • 1/3 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/3 teaspoon black pepper

  • 4 Tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced

  • 2 serrano peppers, seeded and diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ Tablespoon ground cumin

  • ½ Tablespoon chili powder

  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro

  • 2 teaspoons flour

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 can diced tomatoes

  • 1 teaspoon beef base

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 can dark Mexican beer


  1. Lightly toss the bison with the salt and pepper in a bowl.

  2. In a large pot or Dutch oven, brown the bison on medium high heat in 2 Tablespoons of the oil.

  3. Remove the bison from the pot, add the remaining oil, and cook the onions, jalapenos, and serrano chilies for about 10 minutes, or until the onions are translucent. Add the garlic and cook for another minute or until fragrant.

  4. Add the browned bison meat, add the cumin, chili powder, cilantro, bay leaf, tomatoes, water, and beer. Mix well and add a dash of salt and pepper

  5. Turn the heat to high, and bring to a boil, then turn the heat to low, and simmer uncovered for up to 4 hours

Taste and adjust seasonings, serve with plain rice and tortillas

Be sure to click the photo to see a visual example

*Credit: Chef John Politte created this amazing recipe and you can also find this on his website by clicking here

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