BBQ Bison Phyllo Bites

Tender, BBQ-spiced shredded bison brisket is baked in mini phyllo shells for these crowd-pleasing appetizers.

Original recipe makes 30 appetizers


1 (4.5 pound) bison brisket
1 1/2 cups beef broth
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
4 teaspoons chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup bottled barbecue sauce
2 (1.9 ounce) packages baked miniature phyllo dough shells
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Sour cream
Chopped fresh cilantro

  • PREP

    40 mins

  • COOK

    12 hrs 10 mins


    12 hrs 50 mins


  1. Cut bison brisket into 2-inch pieces. Place bison brisket pieces in a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker. Combine broth, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and garlic in a medium bowl. Pour over bison pieces in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 12 hours. Remove bison brisket pieces from cooker and place in large bowl; discard cooking juices. Use two forks to shred bison pieces. Reserve 2 cups of the shredded bison brisket in the bowl. Package the remaining shredded bison brisket in 2-cup portions in airtight containers. Chill for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.*
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Arrange phyllo dough shells in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Stir barbecue sauce into the reserved 2 cups shredded bison in the bowl. Divide shredded bison evenly among phyllo shells. Top evenly with shredded cheese.
  3. Bake, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until heated through. Top with sour cream and cilantro.


Calories: 119 kcal
Carbohydrates: 6.4 g
Cholesterol: 20 mg
Fat: 3.5 g
Fiber: 0.2 g
Protein: 13.9 g
Sodium: 807 mg