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With ground meat, diced vegetables and melted cheeses, this bison cheeseburger dip is a hot, flavor-filled dish that’s loaded with iconic tastes. Apart from the bun, this really is a cheeseburger in dip form and takes only 30 minutes from start to finish.

Bison dip in cast iron skillet with tortilla chips and bacon bits on the side.


Bison dip ingredients prepped on light background.
  • cream cheese – to soften it you can leave it at room temperature for about 1 hour or submerge the sealed cheese container/block in warm water for about 15 minutes.
  • cheddar cheese
  • canned diced green chilies
  • canned diced tomatoes
  • dill pickles
  • ketchup and mustard – your standard cheeseburger condiments
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • ground bison
  • green onions and bacon bits – to garnish
Bison dip in cast iron skillet with bacon bits and a bowl of chips in the background.

Tips & Info

This dip makes a great snack or appetizer, and you can whip it up pretty quickly if you have a busy night planned.

Serve this dip with toast points, tortilla chips, crackers, etc. You could also serve this dip on a toasted bun or in a sandwich as a deconstructed cheeseburger. I’d even be tempted to enjoy it over a plate of fresh pasta–kind of like a cheeseburger Bolognese.

Bison dip in cast iron skillet with chips in the background.

While bison has a similar taste and texture to beef, bison is leaner and has fewer calories. Bison also tend to be grass-fed instead of grain-fed.

The meat is high in vitamins, such as iron, zinc and B vitamins as well as protein. Just make sure you watch the temperature closely–lean meat like ground bison is easy to overcook.

Bison dip in cast iron skillet with chips in the background.


When you’re done entertaining guests, cover the dish or transfer the dip to a sealed container, then store it in the fridge. You can reheat the dip in the oven to enjoy it hot and bubbly all over again.

If you have some bread that is about to go stale, enjoy this delicious dip with the bread instead of throwing it away. Eat the dip within 3 to 4 days for maximum freshness.

Bison dip in cast iron skillet with a wooden spoon.
Bison dip in cast iron skillet on wooden board.

Bison Cheeseburger Dip

Joss D
With ground meat, diced vegetables and melted cheeses, this bison cheeseburger dip is a hot, flavor-filled dish that's loaded with iconic tastes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 6
Calories 308 kcal


  • 1 cup cream cheese - softened
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese - shredded
  • ¼ cup canned diced green chilies
  • 1 cup canned diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup dill pickles - diced
  • 1 teaspoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ pound ground bison
  • Chopped green onions - to garnish
  • Bacon bits - to garnish


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Add the cheeses, chilies, tomatoes, pickles, ketchup, mustard and Worcestershire sauce to a bowl and combine well. It's not going to look too appetizing at this point, but trust me, the end result is delicious.
  • Transfer the mixture to an 8" or 9” baking dish and place it in the preheated oven. Cook for 10 minutes to melt the cheeses.
  • Meanwhile, heat a skillet over medium heat on the stove. Add the ground bison and cook until fully browned – about 5 minutes. Break into small chunks as it cooks.
  • Remove the cheese mixture from the oven, add the ground bison and stir well. Place it back in the oven for another 10 to 15 minutes or until the dip is hot and bubbly.
  • Let cool for a few minutes before serving as it will be very hot. Top the dip with green onions and bacon bits. Serve with tortilla chips, pita chips, crackers, crusty bread etc.


9" baking dish
Medium Frying Pan


Calories: 308kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 14gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 464mgPotassium: 330mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 776IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 199mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or sauces.

Keyword bison
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