Recipes and Cooking Tips
Because of its lean nature, the most important thing to remember when cooking bison is not to overcook it. It can easily become tough and dry without the fat insulator that beef has. It tastes very similar to beef, and can be substituted pound for pound in any beef recipe.
Cooking Bison Steaks
When cooking bison steaks, you can use your favorite method of cooking beef steaks – whether it be grilling, broiling, or pan frying. We suggest that you not cook the steaks past medium, with rare to medium-rare being preferable. After cooking, let the meat rest for approximately 10 minutes before cutting to allow the juices to redistribute themselves. This will result in a much juicier piece of meat.
Cooking Bison Roasts
When cooking bison roasts, low and slow is best, meaning cook at a low temperature for a longer period of time. Tougher cuts like the chuck, rump, and brisket are best braised in liquid (stock, wine, beer, etc.), and should be cooked to desired tenderness. The longer the meat cooks, the more tender it will be. Higher end cuts like top round and sirloin tip can be cooked in a dry environment. Cooking time will depend on the size of the cut, so it is best to use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature throughout the cooking process. Cook these roasts to 115° for rare and 125º for medium-rare. It is not recommended to cook past medium. As with all cuts of bison, let the roast rest for at least 10 minutes prior to slicing.
Cooking Ground Bison
When cooking ground bison or bison patties, cook as you would ground beef, but remember that bison will cook much faster than beef. Because it contains little fat, there will be little to no shrinkage, and there will be no need to drain excess grease from the pan. Do not overcook the bison patties – the inside should always be a little pink.
Bison Short Rib Ravioli with Brown Butter Sage Sauce
Bison Whole Ribeye Roast
Italian Bison Cheese Steak Subs
Beer Braised Bison Brisket
Bison Filet Mignon
Bison Kielbasa with Apple Caraway Sauerkraut
Bison Peppered Hanger Steak
Grilled Bison London Broil
Guinness-Marinated Bison Ribeye Sandwich
Bison NY Strip with Portabella Mushroom Ragout