Pulled Bison Brisket with Onions and Peppers

Bison (Buffalo meat), is very lean in comparison to traditional red meat.  Even though it is becoming more popular and easier to find at many grocery markets, Bison is still considered wild game.  Because of their size, almost all Bison are raised to roam free, and are mostly grass-fed.  This makes them a great source of pure lean protein.  

If you have not tried Bison, this Pulled Bison Brisket with onions and peppers, is the perfect introductory recipe for you.  Slow roasting it in the oven produces a meat that is both juicy and tender.  

Onions and peppers getting ready to be roasted with a bison brisket
Cumin and chile pepper seasoned Bison Brisket over peppers and onions
The Bison brisket is soaked in a savory brine of beer and Worcestershire.  Since we are cooking it for so long, brining the meat first, will assist in holding in its juices to keep it nice and moist.  The bison is seasoned with cumin and chile spices, then wrapped up in a pan with onions, garlic, peppers and apple.  

The bison is slow roasted in the oven, at a low temperature, until it shreds easily with a fork.  When you go in for a taste test, it should easily falls apart at your finger tips.  Is your mouth salivating yet?!  Mmmmmm….. meat!  

Pulled Bison Brisket with garlic and peppers

Set it and forget it pulled Bison brisket with onions and peppers

Save the Bison Brisket’s natural juices for a soup, or special treat for your dog.

When the bison is done cooking, the pan will be full of natural juices.  Pour off those juices and save for later.  These juices can be used as a soup stock for later.  If I don’t have a chance to make soup, I’ll pour a little in our pup’s dog food and she’ll be licking the bowl clean.   Pup will even eat the apples.  Nothing wasted here!
Slow roasted pulled Bison brisket
Pulled lean Bison Brisket being shredded with a fork

Pulled Bison Brisket is a great recipe for leftovers, as you can make two entirely different tasting dishes with it.  

Served it over warm turmeric mashed potatoes for a simple comfort meal.  Spice it up the next day, and wrap the left overs (assuming there are any) in warm tortillas.  Serve with fresh cilantro, avocado slices and a good fresh salsa.

Pulled Bison with Onions and Peppers
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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours, 30 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours, 45 minutes

Bison brisket soaked in savory beer and Worcestershire, seasoned with cumin and chile spices, and slow roasted with onions, garlic, peppers and apples until it falls apart at your finger tips


  • 2 lbs bison brisket
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire
  • 6 oz beer (any beer you like is good)
  • 1 onion
  • 2 red or orange bell peppers (or 8 mini ones)
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 1 apple
  • Cumin, Chili powder, Sea salt & Pepper


  1. Soak Brisket in beer & Worcestershire in a bowl
  2. Preheat oven to 300, and line an 8x8 pan with foil
  3. Slice veggies and apple, peel garlic and add to pan
  4. Season both sides of Brisket, and set on top of veggies
  5. Pour the beer/worcestershire brine into the pan
  6. Cover the pan with foil
  7. Bake 4.5 hours, or until meat shreds easily with a fork


Serve with warm tortillas and cilantro, or over mashed potatoes


If you have a hard time waiting, and keep going in for a taste test, because your house is now filled with such a delicious aroma that you are practically drooling, the juices may drip from the edges of the pan.  Which will most likely drip to the bottom of the oven, and start to burn.  So, to prevent that fantastic aroma from turning into a horrid burt sent, throw a piece of foil under the pan to catch any juices that try to escape.

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