Karen Averitt, Ted Turner's personal chef, shared this hearty yet lean bison meatloaf recipe.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil a large baking dish; set aside.

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  • Place 1/2 pound ground bison, 1 piece of yellow pepper, 1 piece of red pepper, 1 piece of onion, 1 1/2 teaspoons rosemary, 1 1/2 teaspoons sage, 1 1/2 teaspoons oregano, and 1/2 clove garlic in the bowl of a food processor; process until well combined. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Repeat process three more times with remaining bison, peppers, onion, rosemary, sage, oregano, and garlic.

  • Add 2 tablespoons olive oil to bowl with bison mixture and season with salt and pepper; mix until well combined. Using your hands, form bison mixture into a loaf and place in prepared baking dish. Transfer to oven and bake for 30 minutes.

  • Add chicken stock, wine, and tomatoes to baking dish; bake, basting with juices every 15 minutes, until meatloaf is firm to the touch and pan juices are bubbly, about 1 hour more.

  • Let meatloaf stand 5 minutes before slicing and serving with pan juices.

Reviews (5)

62 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 19
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 1 stars
01/13/2019
Over-seasoned and under-tested. I could’ve made something up that everyone would’ve loved, but I put my faith in Martha and we all ended up sad! With pallettes ranging from restaurant chef down to child, no one was a fan. Mushy, annoying to prepare with the food processor, too many seasonings by at least half, and the sauce tastes like sour chicken soup! If I were to take this recipe and make it edible, I would reduce every ingredient by 75% except for the bison, add breadcrumbs; and rather than the processor, I’d finely chop the vegetables (also cut by 75%) and cook as the recipes continues. This may salvage it, but who knows.
Rating: Unrated
07/25/2013
Delicious! We just moved so I hadn't unpacked my food processor yet, chopped everything REALLY finely and it worked well. I suggest just slightly less than the 2 tbs of each herb and cook in a wide enough pan that the juices reduce enough. We made a gravy out of the pan juices and that seemed to be more satisfying than straight pan juices. Definitely make this though!! Really good flavors.
Rating: Unrated
02/27/2010
If this is the same recipe used at Ted's Montana Grill, you're in for a treat!! It's the best meatloaf ever... Thanks for sharing this recipe.
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Rating: Unrated
02/27/2010
If this is the same recipe used at Ted's Montana Grill, you're in for a treat!! It's the best meatloaf ever... Thanks for sharing this recipe.
Rating: Unrated
10/13/2009
Thanks for putting this on the website. I loved the show and wanted an easy way to cut and paste the recipe. I'm very impressed with Ted Turner's conservation works. Another great episdoe.