Bison Kofta Kebabs

Jane Bruce


  • 1 Pound  ground bison
  • cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tablespoons  minced onion
  • 2 Tablespoons  chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tablespoon  salt
  • 1 Tablespoon  ground coriander
  • 2 Teaspoons  cumin
  •  Pinch of  cinnamon
  •  Pinch of  cayenne
  •  Pinch of  freshly ground black pepper
  •   Olive oil, as needed
  •   Tzatziki sauce, for serving

Kofta kebabs are a great representation of bison’s tender and moist texture. Mixed with Middle Eastern flavors like coriander and cinnamon, ground bison becomes an international meatball that’s easily enjoyed on a kebab.


In a large bowl, combine the ground bison with the onion, cilantro, and seasonings. On 2 greased or parchment-lined baking sheets, divide the mixture into roughly 20 balls. Wrap each ball around 20 skewers and shape the bison mixture into elongated pieces about 3 inches long around the skewers. Place the baking sheets in the refrigerator and let the kebabs chill for at least 2 hours.

After 2 hours, preheat a grill to medium-high heat. Grease the grill grates with olive oil and, working in batches, add the skewers to the grill. Cook the skewers, turning occasional, until charred and cooked through, about 5 minutes. 


Prep Time: 2 hours, Cook Time: 15 minutes 


Calories per serving:

94 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 101g 156%
  • Carbs 11g 4%
  • Saturated 35g 174%
  • Fiber 4g 14%
  • Sugars 1g
  • Monounsaturated 49g
  • Polyunsaturated 7g
  • Protein 87g 174%
  • Cholesterol 318mg 106%
  • Sodium 2,884mg 120%
  • Calcium 159mg 16%
  • Magnesium 125mg 31%
  • Potassium 1,644mg 47%
  • Iron 16mg 89%
  • Zinc 20mg 134%
  • Phosphorus 891mg 127%
  • Vitamin A 26µg 3%
  • Vitamin C 8mg 14%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 44%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 64%
  • Niacin (B3) 23mg 114%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 91%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 58µg 14%
  • Vitamin B12 8µg 135%
  • Vitamin E 5mg 27%
  • Vitamin K 30µg 37%
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