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Slow Cooker Bison Cheeseburger Subs Recipe

Looking for a kid-friendly recipe the whole family will enjoy? These Bison Cheeseburger Subs are deliciously cheesy and sure to please.

Slow Cooker Bison Cheeseburger Subs Recipe

Dish warm bison cheeseburger straight from the slow cooker into a sub roll and garnish with lettuce, tomato and pickles for a sandwich feast! This recipe is so good, you'll want to make it again and again. (Rob Sweeney photo)

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Serves: 8
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 2 hours


  • ¼ pound ground pork back fat or salt pork
  • 2 pounds ground bison
  • 1 cup onions, small diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ cup condensed milk
  • ½ pound Velveeta cheese, cubed
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • ½ tablespoon kosher salt
  • ½ tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 8 fresh submarine rolls, split
  • 8 sandwich sliced pickles
  • 3 tomatoes, sliced
  • 8 lettuce leaves


  1. Preheat a large sauté pan to medium heat.
  2. Place the pork fat or salt pork into the sauté pan and cook until rendered and starting to brown.
  3. Add the ground bison. Cook until the bison meat is well browned.
  4. Add the onion and garlic to the sauté pan and cook until the onions are translucent.

    Slow Cooker Bison Cheeseburger Subs Recipe
    If you're a garlic lover, you can add more than one garlic clove to the mixture. (Rob Sweeney photo)
  5. Place the bison mixture, condensed milk, Velveeta cheese cubes, ketchup and mustard into the slow cooker. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Secure the lid on the slow cooker and cook on medium heat for 2 hours; stirring every 45 minutes.

    Slow Cooker Bison Cheeseburger Subs Recipe
    Remember to stir the meat every 45 minutes so that it all cooks evenly and does not burn. (Rob Sweeney photo)
  7. Assemble each bison cheeseburger sub by placing a lettuce leaf inside the sub roll, followed by a large spoonful of the bison/cheese mixture. Garnish each bison sub with pickles, tomato slices and perhaps your favorite hot sauce.

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