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Hickory-Roasted Alberta Bison with Potatoes

Points® value
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
15 min
1 hr
New to bison? Its taste is often compared to fine meat but with a slightly sweeter, richer flavour. Plus, it has an impressive nutritional profile.


Cooking spray

1 spray(s)


½ cup(s)

Dijon mustard

1 tbsp(s)


1 tbsp(s)

Chili powder

1 tbsp(s)

Cumin seeds

1 tsp(s)

Table salt

½ tsp(s)

Uncooked lean and trimmed buffalo

2 pound(s), roast

Uncooked potato

12 small, new (red), cut into 2-inch pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Coat a roasting pan with cooking spray.
  2. Combine ketchup, mustard, honey, chili powder, cumin, and salt in a medium bowl; mix well to combine. (Consider adding 2 teaspoons liquid smoke to the ketchup mixture for an additional flavour boost.)
  3. Place bison in prepared pan and coat entire surface with ketchup mixture. Using a sharp knife, make several pricks in roast to allow coating to get inside (about 1/4-inch deep each). Arrange potatoes around roast.
  4. Roast until a meat thermometre inserted in centre of meat reads 140ºF, about 1 hour (for medium-rare meat or longer for desired-doneness). Let bison stand 10 minutes before slicing crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Serve bison with potatoes on side. Yields about 3 ounces of meat and 3/4 cup of potatoes per serving.


Bison meat also has an impressive nutritional profile.