Pulled Bison Sliders Three Ways

Bursting with a medley of flavours, these Noble Premium Bison sliders make an impressive appetizer or dinner main that will please any guest at your table.

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 3 hours

Total Time: 3 hours 45 minutes

Makes: 12

Ingredients:

Pulled Bison:

3 pkgs – 1 1/2 lb (700 g) Noble Premium Bison Steak Cubes

1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper

2 tbsp (30 mL) canola oil

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp (15 mL) finely chopped fresh thyme

1 tbsp (15 mL) finely chopped fresh rosemary

1 1/2 cups (375 mL) beef stock

1 tbsp (15 mL) tomato sauce

1 tbsp (15 mL) Worcestershire sauce

12 slider buns, split

Sliders with Caramelized Onion & Gorgonzola:

2 tbsp (30 mL) mayonnaise

1 tbsp (15 mL) horseradish

1/2 tsp (2 mL) lemon juice

1/2 tsp (2 mL) Dijon mustard

1/4 cup (60 mL) packed arugula

1/4 cup (60 mL) prepared caramelized onions

4 oz (125 g) blue cheese, cut into 4 slices

Sliders with Kimchi & Bacon:

2 tbsp (30 mL) mayonnaise

2 tsp (10 mL) gochujang sauce

2 slices bacon, cooked and halved

1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped kimchi

12 thin slices cucumber

1 tsp (5 mL) toasted sesame seeds

Sliders with Mango Chutney & Yogurt Sauce:

1/2 mango, diced

2 tbsp (30 mL) golden raisins

4 tsp (20 mL) granulated sugar

1 tbsp (15 mL) cider vinegar

1 shallot, diced

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tsp (5 mL) minced fresh ginger

1/4 tsp (1 mL) mustard seeds

2 cardamom pods

1 whole clove

1/4 tsp (1 mL) crushed coriander seeds and cumin seeds

Pinch red chili flakes

2 tbsp (30 mL) full-fat Greek yogurt

1 tbsp (15 mL) finely chopped fresh mint

1 tbsp (15 mL) finely chopped fresh cilantro

1 tbsp (15 mL) lime juice

Pinch each salt and pepper

1/4 cup (60 mL) spinach 

Directions:

  1. Pulled Bison: Pat bison dry with paper towel; season with salt and pepper. Heat oil in high-sided skillet set over medium heat; cook bison for 5 to 8 minutes or until browned all over. Transfer to plate. Stir onion, garlic, thyme and rosemary into skillet; cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until slightly softened. Pour in stock, tomato sauce and Worcestershire sauce; bring to boil. Return bison to pan; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until very tender.
  2. Transfer bison to large bowl; let rest for 10 minutes. Shred bison using two forks. Toss with some of the cooking juices. Return to skillet; keep warm.
  3. Sliders with Caramelized Onion & Gorgonzola: Stir together mayonnaise, horseradish, lemon juice and mustard; spread over 4 slider buns. Top with arugula. Divide one-third of the pulled bison among buns; top with caramelized onions and blue cheese.
  4. Sliders with Kimchi & Bacon: Stir together mayonnaise and gochujang. Spread over 4 slider buns. Divide one-third of the pulled bison among buns; top with bacon, kimchi, cucumber and sesame seeds.
  5. Sliders with Mango Chutney & Yogurt Sauce: In saucepan set over medium-high heat, combine mango, raisins, sugar, vinegar, shallot, garlic, ginger, mustard seeds, cardamom pods, clove, crushed coriander, cumin and chili flakes; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook, stirring frequently to prevent scorching, for 10 to 15 minutes or until thickened. Let cool completely.
  6. Stir together yogurt, mint, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper. Spread chutney over 4 slider buns. Top with spinach. Divide remaining pulled bison and yogurt sauce among buns.

Tip: To make caramelized onions, cook 1 large onion in 4 tsp butter with a pinch of salt and sugar in a saucepan set over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Recipe by Noble Premium Bison https://www.noblepremiumbison.ca