Costco Belmont Meats Grass Fed Bison Burgers Review

Bison burgers like the Costco Belmont Meats Grass Fed Bison Burgers are slowly gaining interest with shoppers due to bison being seen as healthier than beef. Bison burgers can have less calories and fat than a ground beef burger! Do these bison burgers from Costco fall short in flavor compared to beef burgers?

Image of Costco Belmont Meats Bison Burgers sitting on a table.
Costco Belmont Meats Grass Fed Bison Burgers

I never thought I’d be one to try a bison burger from Costco but here I am today reviewing them! We always buy our burgers from Costco and thought we’d switch it up by trying the Costco Belmont Meats Bison Burgers.

Other burgers I’ve reviewed from Costco are the Costco The Keg Prime Rib Beef Burgers, Costco Connie’s Kitchen Chicken Burgers, Costco Trident Wild Pacific Pink Salmon Burgers, Costco Kirkland Signature Lean Sirloin Beef Patties, Costco Kirkland Signature Lean Ground Beef Patties and the Costco dr. Praegers Organic California Veggie Burgers.

Image of a double burger with cheese on a white plate using the Image of Costco Belmont Meats Bison Burgers.
It looks better than it tastes!

Location in Store

The bison burgers are located in the freezer section at Costco by all the other burgers, the item number is 1693925.

Image of five Costco Belmont Meats Bison Burgers on the barbecue being grilled.
On the grill!


I’ve actually had a bison burger once before in the past that was from a local butcher and thought it was pretty good! The Costco Belmont Meats bison burgers are not my favorite and something I won’t be eating again.

Closeup image of one cooked bison burger on a white plate.
The bison burgers don’t shrink after cooking like other burgers do.

They taste a bit gamey and have a grainy, chewy, texture. They don’t taste very tender and are quite chewy. Compared to a beef burger they’re quite a bit gamier flavored and very dry. The dryness is likely because there’s less fat.

Image of a double cheeseburger and sweet potato fries on a white plate using the Costco bison burgers.
Ready to enjoy!

The bison burgers don’t shrink much when they’re cooked due to them having to less fat. I will mention that when when you put it on a bun with all the condiments and toppings you regularly enjoy on a burger, it’s not too much different than beef. I like the Costco sirloin burgers better.

Closeup image of one uncooked Costco bison burger.
What an uncooked, frozen bison burger looks like.


There are 12 frozen bison burgers in the box, each weighing 151 grams and the box costs $21.95 at Costco which isn’t cheap but also nowhere near the price you’d pay at a local butcher.

Image of how the bison burgers come in the box, in two separate bags of six.
The Costco bison burgers come in two packs with six burgers in each pack.


The bison burgers come uncooked, frozen and in packs of six. The best before date it 11 months from the date I purchased the bison burgers and they need to be kept frozen until use.

Image of safe handling instructions from box.
Cook from frozen, refrigerate immediately if you have leftovers or discard the bison burgers.

You can choose to grill or panfry the bison burgers, we barbecued ours without issue. Ensure that the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit before eating so you don’t get sick!

Image of cooking instructions from box.
Cooking Instructions.



One burger is 270 calories, 21 grams of fat, zero grams of carbohydrates, zero grams of fibre, zero grams of sugar, 22 grams of protein and 410 milligrams of sodium. These are only about 50 calories and one gram of fat less than the Costco lean sirloin beef burgers which are the same size.

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Nutrition Facts.


The ingredients list is short and sweet! They are already seasoned so no need to add your own seasoning and they’re also gluten-free.

Image of ingredients from box.


Taste: 4/10 Not horrible but definitely not my favorite burger.

Cost: 7/10

Convenience: 6/10

Nutrition: 7/10


Walk on by!

I find these too gamey, dry and chewy, I wouldn’t buy them again.

Have you tried bison? What do you think of it?

Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. This product was purchased by Costcuisine for the purpose of producing this review. The opinions in this review are strictly those of Costcuisine. Costcuisine is not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. In the event that Costcuisine receives compensation for a post from the manufacturer of a product or some other third party, the arrangement will be clearly disclosed (including where the manufacturer of a product provides Costcuisine with a free sample of the product).

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4 thoughts on “Costco Belmont Meats Grass Fed Bison Burgers Review”

  1. I will say that for those who are not familiar with bison meat it is NOT beef and has its own unique flavour, yes it is a little gamey compared to beef if you want to call it that and it is leaner therefore you have to be careful not to overcook it or it will dry out. Also being grass fed whether beef, or bison tends to be a little tougher regardless due to being leaner, the fat is what makes the meat tender as it renders down during cooking. We have tried the Costco Belmont grass fed bison burgers twice already and in my opinion are a great value for the price. Are they the best bison burgers money can buy? No. BUT they are almost as good as the bison burgers we have bought many times from a local butcher here but they are 3 times the cost. Yes $60 for 12 burgers. 12 bison burgers from Costco for $22 is a bargain and well worth the money if you like bison.

  2. Dear Natalie,
    I wish to express my sincere thanks for your candor and honesty in reviewing the Bison burgers. It is truly rare these days to have unbiased reviews. After spending 35 years in the U.S. Air force and having been in 39 Countries, I can unblushingly say Food Culture has been a significant part of my life. Keep up your honest reviews and Good Luck.
    Warmest Regards,
    B Moorhatch
    Col. USAF(r)


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