Bison Breakfast Nachos

Makes 4 servings

When fried eggs and toast are getting a little old, try this dish. It’s great for brunch or for people who just want something a little different for breakfast.


  • 1 pound High Plains Ground Bison
  • 3/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground thyme
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 vine-ripened tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small jalapeño, sliced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 2 celery stalks, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 8 large eggs, cracked and whisked together
  • 6 ounces shredded cotija cheese, a mature grating cheese originally from Jalisco and Morelia, Mexico
  • 1 bag of your favorite tortilla chips
  • Avocado, sliced, for garnish


Season the ground bison with garlic, chili powder, coriander, cumin, thyme and salt and pepper. Cook over medium-high heat until the meat has crumbled and is cooked throughout, about 5 to 8 minutes.

Combine the tomatoes, jalapeño, onion and celery into a mixing bowl. Stir in the lime juice. Set aside.

Add the whisked eggs to a nonstick skillet and cook on medium-high heat until they are just about done, but still a little sloppy. Turn off the stove and sprinkle cheese over the top of the eggs evenly; stir just until the cheese starts to melt. Remove from the stove.

Assemble the plate in layers. Start with a handful of your favorite tortilla chips, add a spoonful of the seasoned ground bison, top with the scrambled eggs and cheese and finish with the vegetable topping.

Garnish with the sliced avocados and enjoy.

Tip: Instead of buying and measuring all the seasonings for the bison, you can use a packet of taco seasoning, but the sodium content will be very high.<br><br>You can use colby cheese if unable to find cotija.

Recipe reprinted by permission of High Plains Bison. All rights reserved.

RecID 11308

nutrition information per serving

1090 calories; 73g total fat; 480mg cholesterol; 1230mg sodium; 56g carbohydrates; 6g fiber; 47g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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