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Jun 8, 2008 05:46 AM

ATTN: The Dairy Queen: Bison-Chipotle Meatloaf Recipe

2 lbs ground bison meat
1/3 cup ketchup (TJ's Organic)
1 egg
Kosher salt & FG black pepper
3/4 cup oatmeal
1 Tbsp. canned chipotle peppers in adobe sauce...or more!
3 cloves garlic minced
2 Tbsp. shredded or grated Pecarino Romano

Preheat oven to 375*
I don't oil a 9X5X3" loaf pan, but you can if you want.
In a bowl combine all ingredients and mix together.
Press mixture into loaf pan.
Bake for 55 minutes.
Let sit for a few then serve....

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  1. Thank you so much! Sounds delicious!


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    1. re: The Dairy Queen

      Oh good, I hope you like it. FWIW: I sometimes use the very same recipe with just one pound of bison.... and drizzle a lacing of ketchup on top of the mix in the pan before putting it into the oven.

      1. re: Gio

        OK, my heart skipped a beat when I saw this post - Dairy Queen has bison meatloaf???!!?? What???!!! Now I understand :-) sounds great btw!

        1. re: atlantanative

          Sorry for the confusion, atlantanative...

          Gio, we tried this recipe last night and enjoyed it very much. Thank you for sharing it with us. We will most definitely cook this again. My husband, the eternal tinkerer, wants to add onion next time--have you tried that? Also, we really liked the chipotle flavor and wanted to add more than the 1 TBSP (as it seems you might be encouraging us to). What's the most you've added without feeling like you've gone overboard?

          Curious--do you cook bison a lot and, if so, do you have other recipes to share?


          1. re: The Dairy Queen

            Good Morning TDQ... Glad you liked the recipe. You can add as much chipotle as you can stand. It adds such a nice smoky spicy flavor that seems to enhance the bison. If you really want to try a great recipe with onions & peppers try Chef Paul Prudhomme's meatloaf recipe that's in his first cookbook....or just add any veggie you want.....minced, and perhaps sautee a bit first before incorporating it with the meat.
            As for the bison, I've used it as I would any ground meat from meatballs to cheeseburgers. Even homemade chorizo!
            It's much leaner than beef but I don't add any oil or butter when I cook it.

            1. re: Gio

              Gio, is it the cajun meatloaf recipe you're referring to


              1. re: The Dairy Queen

                Kinda sorta but... I don't remember evaporated milk and a couple of other ingredients. That recipe seems to be a variation of the one I'm used to. I'll have to look for the recipe when I go downstairs and then paraphrase it here.

    2. G

      Have you ever tried this with turkey?? I have been using it to make meat loaf the last few times for a healthier version.


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      1. re: Davwud


        I actually started with ground turkey a few years ago, but when our local market started selling organic bison I switched over. I thought the bison would be healthier....LOL

        1. re: Gio

          Conventional turkey probably carries a lot more "residue" of antibiotics, etc and doesn't have the Omega 3s of bison. One thing that's neat about bison is that it's a wild animal raised on grass. Much less handling, much less animal-concentration because they don't do well in crowded groups...

          But yeah, I bet this would be tasty with turkey. I'm going to try feeding this recipe to my non-meatloaf eater!

        2. re: Davwud

          I'll bet it would be fantastic with turkey, too!


        3. Wow...we're going to try this...I've given up on ground beef and the last few times we were "jonesing" for grilled burgers, I used the ground bison (Maverick brand) and we do love it. Though it's $7.00 per pound and we really don't eat much red meat anymore at all, it's healthier and less fatty so I could definitely splurge for 2 pounds and make this meatloaf. Thanks so much!

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          1. re: Val

            You could actually use 1 lb of turkey & 1 lb of bison. As I said upthread, I sometimes only use 1 lb of the bison and adjust the other ingredients. Lately, too, we've been upping the amount of chipotle in adobo. It's all good!! Hope you enjoy the outcome.