Easy Grilled Bison Tacos with Espresso Marinade Recipe

Grilled Bison Tacos with Espresso Marinade Recipe (5)

These grilled Bison tacos with espresso marinade are great and the marinade is the key. The dish is a a great way to use up leftover ground bison from the hunting season. Inspired by wild game meat from hunting season, The espresso-infused marinade makes taco night a bit different. Using only simple ingredients and a quick cooking time you have a good, fast meal. Be sure and keep the recipe for the espresso marinade, it is good with a lot of different meats.

Key Takeaways:

  • Leaner Option: The grilled Bison tacos with espresso marinade are leaner and healthier than beef.
  • Quick Meal: The grilled Bison tacos with espresso marinade can be prepared in just 20 minutes, making it a great option for a quick dinner.
  • Customizable: You can easily customize these tacos to suit different tastes by adding or leaving out ingredients.
  • Mild Flavor: Bison has a mild flavor, allowing you to experiment with a variety of toppings without clashing flavors.
  • Wild Inspiration: As an outdoor cook, I draw inspiration from wild meats, making these bison tacos a unique and delicious choice.
  • Espresso Marinade: The espresso marinade in this recipe adds a rich and flavorful twist to traditional tacos.
  • Campfire Cooking: These tacos can be cooked over a campfire for a rustic and adventurous outdoor dining experience.

Grilled Bison Tacos with Espresso Marinade Recipe (5)FAQ For the Grilled Bison Tacos with Espresso Marinade Recipe

Q: What makes bison meat a good choice for tacos?

A: Bison meat is leaner and healthier than beef, while still offering a similar flavor and texture.

Q: How long does it take to prepare the grilled Bison tacos with espresso marinade?

A: This grilled Bison tacos with espresso marinade can be prepared in just 20 minutes, making it a quick and easy dinner option.

Q: What are some customizable options for these bison tacos?

A: You can easily customize these tacos by letting your guests pick their own toppings, such as tomatoes, cilantro, or even unique choices like kimchi.

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How to Prepare the Ingredients for Grilled Bison Tacos with Espresso Marinade Recipe

Essential Ingredients for the Recipe

With a tablespoon of olive oil, a pound of ground bison, chopped onions, taco seasoning, tomato paste, water, and tortillas, you’re ready to create delicious grilled bison tacos.

Tips for Choosing the Right Ground Bison

  • Assuming you want the best quality, look for bison labeled as grass-fed and organic for healthier tacos.
  • Perceiving the flavor profile is key – opt for ground bison with a mild taste to complement the espresso marinade properly.

The Espresso Marinade

Preparing the Espresso Marinade

All you need for the espresso marinade is oil and spices. The marinade makes taco something different. Add to or subtraction from the espresso amounts can give you many different tastes on your meats.

Cooking the Grilled Bison Tacos Over the Campfire

Setting Up Your Campfire Grill

Cooking the bison tacos over an open fire is something special. The wood fire and smoky flavors you get make your tacos different from those that you cook in your kitchen back home. To get good results let you fire burn down to embers so the heat will stay the same while you cook.

Cooking the Bison to Perfection

The most important thing to getting the grilled Bison tacos with espresso marinade right is how you cook the Bison. The meat needs to be completely cooked before you add the espresso marinade. This lets the meat soak up the marinade for a great flavor. Stir the meat as it cooks and make sure the meat is cooked through and not over done in some areas.

Assembling the Tacos

Now to put all of it together. I like to use flour tortillas instead of the hard shell tacos. Add the meat, cheese, lettuce and any other toppings you might like. I also like black olives and jalapenos on mine.

Health Benefits of Ground Bison

Ground Bison is much healthier than domesticated meat like beef and pork. It is a much leaner meat choice and has many more vitamins and minerals than domestic meat.

Tips for Making Delicious Bison Tacos

One thing you can do to make the recipe give different results is vary the time you marinate in the espresso. The difference in the results can be dramatic. Experiment with different toppings, and vary the mariande until you get the results you want for you tacos.

Grilled Bison Tacos with Espresso Marinade Recipe (5)

Grilled Bison Tacos with Espresso Marinade Recipe (5)

Easy Grilled Bison Tacos with Espresso Marinade Recipe

These grilled Bison tacos with espresso marinade are great and the marinade is the key. The dish is a a great way to use up leftover ground bison from the hunting season.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 476 kcal

Equipment

  • Kitchen Twine
  • mixing bowl
  • Cast Iron Skillet
  • Grill Grate
  • knives
  • Campfire Cooking Utensils
  • Campfire Serving Utensils
  • Campfire Fork Or Tongs
  • fire proof cooking gloves
  • Cast Iron Dutch Oven
  • foil paper

Ingredients
  

Tacos

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb ground bison
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning plus more to taste
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 8 tortillas

Espresso Marinade

  • 2 cups espresso or 2 cups strong coffee
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Video

Instructions
 

  • Set a saut√© pan over medium-high heat and add olive oil.
    Grilled Bison Tacos with Espresso Marinade Recipe (5)
  • Once oil is hot, add ground bison and onion and brown the meat until fully cooked, break up meat into small pieces. Cook until browned and no pink remains, about 7 minutes.
    Grilled Bison Tacos with Espresso Marinade Recipe (5)
  • Add Taco seasoning. Stir in the water and tomato paste, and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 2-3 minutes to blend flavors.
    Grilled Bison Tacos with Espresso Marinade Recipe (5)
  • Add to the tortillas and add your favorite toppings. Serve and enjoy!
    Grilled Bison Tacos with Espresso Marinade Recipe (5)

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 476kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 26gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 681mgPotassium: 504mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 239IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 103mgIron: 5mg
Keyword bison, bison tacos, tacos
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