Clean Eating Bison Enchilada Soup

Love the flavor of enchilada sauce, but don’t want all the calories that come with eating enchiladas? This delicious, clean eating bison enchilada soup is gluten-free, dairy-free and mostly organic.

Clean Eating Bison Enchilada Soup, Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free

Bison Enchilada Soup

So the cold weather and my ridiculous allergies this time of year are really making me crave soup.  

I’ve got homemade Ranch Style Beans and organic tomato sauce in the freezer.  And Simply Organic enchilada sauce seasoning mix (gluten-free) in the pantry.  

So why not make a bison enchilada soup!  That sounds really good, right?  And, oh it was!

I like to use bison because it is a much leaner meat that ground beef but still has the firmness that sometimes gets lost with ground turkey.  But you could substitute any type of meat and it will still be great.  Even shredded chicken or ground chicken, too.

I like to use a lot of organic veggies in soup, too for a little added nutrition.  And here we use several types of peppers:

  • green bell pepper
  • poblano pepper
  • jalapeño

Again you could change up the peppers you use based on what is available and what you like.  We like a little heat that comes from the jalapeño.

Onion Prep Tip

 What do you do when you chop onions?  

First of all, I like to rinse them with water after halving and removing the outer layer.  That way I cry a little less when chopping.  

Or you can place them in the freezer for a few minutes before chopping.  

Also, we don’t have a compost at the apartment so I throw the part going in the trash into a produce bag from the grocery store.  It helps keep the trash bin a little less stinky.

Okay, Back to the Bison Enchilada Soup  

So after cooking down the veggies then adding and cooking the bison.  We will add some organic corn and the homemade Ranch-style beans that were rinsed with water.

Clean Eating Bison Enchilada Soup, Gluten-Free Dairy-Free

We are going to also add chopped tomatoes or diced tomatoes or chunky tomato sauce.  Whatever you have on hand.  

I avoid canned goods because of BPA or BPS in the lining, which is an endocrine disrupter.  

So we use bionaturae organic tomato sauce that come from a glass jar.  Or Pomi brand tomatoes.  Then freeze what remains in 8 oz glass jars.  I used a jar from the freezer of finely chopped tomatoes.

The rest is pretty simple.  

We just add organic tomato sauce and filtered water to make the enchilada sauce and cook for a few minutes.  Then add it to the rest of the ingredients with a little broth then let everything cook down.  Yum!

You can garnish with chopped green onions, fried corn tortillas or tortilla chips.  And if you want to add a little cheese flavor to it (but can’t handle dairy) I would suggest the American style vegan cheese from Follow Your Heart.

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Bison Enchilada Soup | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Love the flavor of enchilada sauce, but don’t want all the calories that come with eating enchiladas? Try this amazing gluten-free bison enchilada soup!

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword bison, bison enchilada soup, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author Deana Larkin Evans


Enchilada Sauce

  • 1 package Simply Organic enchilada sauce seasoning mix
  • 8 oz organic tomato sauce
  • filtered water

Bison Enchilada Soup

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 poblano pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 organic green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 lb ground bison
  • 2 cups organic chicken broth
  • 1 cup frozen organic corn, thawed
  • 1 cup Ranch style beans, rinsed
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • salt & freshly ground pepper


  1. Wash and prep all the veggies.

  2. Add the olive oil to a large pot or 3.5 qt Dutch oven. Add the chopped onion and peppers. Cook over medium heat for about 5-7 minutes until the veggies are starting to become tender.

  3. Meanwhile, make the enchilada sauce according to the directions on the package in a small saucepan.

  4. Add the ground bison to the cooking veggies in the large pot. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Stir often with a wooden spoon to break down the meat, and cook until the bison is browned thoroughly.

  5. Add the chicken broth, corn, beans, tomatoes, and enchilada sauce to the bison mixture and bring to a boil. Let simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring often. Taste test and add more salt & pepper to your liking.

Deana Larkin Evans

You get one life - do your best to ENJOY IT! So hi, I'm Deana. This food blog is all about cooking wholesome real food and developing gluten-free recipes for some of our favorite comfort foods. I had to start eating gluten-free in 2010, then cut dairy and casein (except for the occasional Parmesan) in 2014. We learned A2 casein (goat, sheep and buffalo milk) is easier to digest than the predominate A1 form in cow milk. So we brought back goat milk dairy into our recipes in 2016. Thank goodness, right! So I'm kind of a science nerd, too. In the '90s, I earned an undergrad degree in biochemistry from The University of Texas at Austin. Hook 'em! Then followed up with a PhD in biochemistry and a law degree from the University of Houston. I recently earned a certificate in genomics/sequence analysis from Johns Hopkins University, where I also took a very cool food microbiology course. Currently, I'm learning about the microbiome and gut health. And trying to come up with healthy recipes to feed those gut bugs! #feedthegutbugs

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