Bacon Wrapped Halloumi Bison Bites | Great Range Brand Bison

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bacon wrapped bison bites

What’s Up, Hungry People

Recently, I stumbled upon a culinary gem – halloumi cheese. Unlike most cheeses, halloumi holds its own against heat, refusing to melt away. It’s like the superhero of cheeses! When you pair it with bison and bacon, you’ve got an appetizer that’s not just delicious – it’s a conversation starter. These bison bites have quickly become my favorite, whether it’s a festive holiday gathering or a casual summer barbecue. They’re a cinch to make, taking less than thirty minutes from start to finish. Talk about a time saver!

bison sirloin steaks and bacon and halloumi

Halloumi – The Cheese That Won’t Melt Away

Halloumi isn’t just any cheese – it’s a game changer. It brings a unique umami flavor to any dish, elevating simple ingredients to gourmet levels. This cheese can be the star of your next gathering, adding a burst of flavor that complements the bison and bacon beautifully.

Bison – A Healthier Choice

If you’ve been a regular here, you know about my love affair with bison. It’s a fantastic meat – sweet yet savory, and notably leaner than beef. This makes it a healthier option without sacrificing flavor. However, bison’s lean nature means it can overcook quickly. It’s crucial to keep a watchful eye on these bites as they cook to ensure they remain succulent.

halloumi cheese

Finding the Perfect Cheese and Meat

Struggling to find halloumi? Check the imported cheese section of your grocery store. If it’s not there, no worries! Bread cheese, also known as “grilling cheese” or “baked cheese,” is a great alternative. Like halloumi, it doesn’t melt and maintains its texture beautifully when heated. Both cheeses have been tested in this recipe and have consistently impressed my guests.

As for the bison, if sirloin isn’t available, bison ribeye steak is a fantastic substitute. Both cuts offer that rich, meaty flavor that makes these bites so irresistible.

The Art of Wrapping Bison Bites

Wrapping bison sirloin in bacon is an art form. Stretch the bacon thinly for even cooking, then secure it around the bison with a toothpick. This method ensures the bacon crisps up perfectly while the bison cooks to juicy perfection. Remember, you can remove the toothpicks before serving, and the bacon will stay put, hugging the bison in a savory embrace.

wrapped steak bites

Cooking to Perfection

Aim for that sweet spot where the bacon turns a rich red, and the halloumi begins to brown, all while keeping the bison tender and pink in the center. I found that removing the bites from the oven as soon as the toothpick tips blacken gives the perfect result. It’s all about timing and attention to detail here!

cooked bison bites

Your Bison Preferences!

I’m curious, how do you like your bison? Share your thoughts and preferences in the comments. I’m always looking for new ideas and inspiration!

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Alright, Hungry People, there you go! These bison and bacon bites with a twist of halloumi are not just another appetizer; they’re a statement on your platter. Easy to whip up, and even easier to see them disappear off the plate – that’s the kind of magic we’re talking about here.

Whether you’re throwing a backyard bash or just feeling fancy on a Friday night, these little delights are sure to be the talk of the table. And remember, the key is in not overcooking that bison; keep it pink and juicy!

So, next time you’re looking to impress or just treat yourself, give these bites a go. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you. Happy cooking!

bacon wrapped bison halloumi

Bacon Wrapped Halloumi Bison Bites | Great Range Brand Bison

The Starving Chef
Savor the unique flavors of bison and bacon bites with halloumi, a perfect appetizer for any occasion.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Sponsored
Cuisine American, Bison, Finger Food
Servings 24 bites


  • 12 oz (2) bison sirloin steaks Great Range Brand Bison
  • 8 oz halloumi
  • 10 strips bacon
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • fresh parsley for topping, optional


  • Preheat the oven to 500°F. Cut the halloumi into cubes approximately a half-inch thick and about one inch in length. Cut the bison sirloin steak into one-inch square cubes.
  • Stretch the bacon so it has an even thickness from top to bottom. Cut the bacon into six-inch strips.
  • Take one piece of sirloin, one piece of halloumi, and a strip of bacon. Press the halloumi against the sirloin, then wrap the bacon around both pieces. Secure the end of the bacon with a toothpick. Arrange the bison bites on a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese onto the tops of each one.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the bacon has turned red and the halloumi is sweating and browned on top. Be careful not to overcook the bison – it should still be pink in the center.
  • Sprinkle the remaining Parmesan cheese on top of the cooked bison and garnish with fresh parsley. Serve hot and enjoy!


Keyword bacon, bison, cheese
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