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Bison Surprise
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Contributed by: Eyren MillsAdded: Apr 08, 2010 at 04:17 PM


Surprise, because it varies depending upon what veggies I have in the house and how much seasoning I throw in. May substitute bison with grass fed beef, turkey or chicken. I use organic vegetables and spices. Rice may be omitted. Makes 4 -6 servings.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type B Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type O (6 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (7 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground grass fed bison (or beef, turkey, or chicken)
  • 1 med onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli
  • 1 pack oyster mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 yellow squash, chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes or 1 can diced, salt free tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne, or to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup white rice, basmati works well
How to make it:
  1. Prepare rice and ingredients.
  2. Lightly saute onion, garlic, bell peppers, and broccoli in olive oil over med to med-high heat.
  3. Add Italian seasoning.
  4. Add chunks of the meat and brown while breaking up into smaller pieces with a spatula or wooden spoon.
  5. Add cumin and cayenne over chunks of meat.
  6. Add mushrooms and squash by folding in.
  7. Add tomatoes, folding in.
  8. Add spinach, turn heat to lowest setting and cover until rice is done.
  9. Serve over rice.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Mushroom (Domestic white "Butt...1 ,2 B A N N N N A N
Rice (White/Brown/Basmati)/ Br...1 ,2 N N B B N N N N
Buffalo2 A A A A N N B B
Spinach/Spinach Juice2 ,3 B B N N N N B B
Pepper (Green/Yellow/All Varie...2 ,3 A N A A B N N N
Squash (Summer/Winter)1 ,2 N N N N N N N N
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...2 ,3 B B N N N B B B
Garlic2 ,3 B N B B N B N B
Tomato/Tomato Juice2 ,3 A N N B A N N N
Olive Oil2 ,3 B B B B B B B B
Broccoli2 ,3 B B B B B B B B

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Cumin- N N N N N N N N
Pepper (Cayenne/Red Flakes/Jal...- A A A A N N N N

Meat Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Beef2 A A A A N N B B
Chicken2 N N A A A A N N
Turkey2 N B B B N N N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients rich in glucosinolates.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Sep 15, 2010 at 00:05 AM By: Joe