Today I want to talk to you all about hearty,cozy, and comfort-in-a-bowl kind of food. Specifically this SUPER cozy Bison Butternut Stew made in the Instant Pot or low and slow in your slow cooker. You're the boss applesauce!
I know I have made it very clear here on the blog...but I DO NOT like doing dishes so that's why I love using and developing recipes that requires no more than 1-2 dishes to clean after!
And after the last couple of stressful weeks I think we all have been turning to comfort foods! And this is a great combination of healthy meets hearty.
I have made plenty of stews before but none with the essence of fall in a bowl like this one! And DONE in 45 minutes!
Like I mentioned before, I am a sucker for Fall. Period. And when I walk into my local Trader Joe's and see all the cute squash, apples, pumpkins,and decor... I just get so inspired to take them all home and create!
That's where this Bison Butternut Squash Stew came from. Walking around Trader Joe's.
But what about the deets on this recipe???
It's all about the beef (bison). The best thing about bison stew vs beef stew is the flavor. I actually prefer bison over beef whenever I can find it. It's leaner but has the tendency to absorb flavors better with all the grain lines in the meat. This is why I typically lather on the dry rub, spices, or in this case the stew. The bison absorbs all that fall flavored goodness from the onions, apples, and butternut squash and in turn the bison gives the broth and stew a richness that is just SO GOOD.
The bison is seasoned, seared first. Then the rest is dumping all the other ingredients into the pot and sealing the lid!
To serve this stew, I am a big fan of serving this over potato or cauliflower mash with a garnish of some fresh herbs and it's supper time!
Here are more of my favorite cozy soups and stews!Print