Thank you for stopping by to check out this delicious Healthy Bison Steak.
My oldest son Casey wrote this Healthy Bison Steak recipe.
Casey discovered a love and respect for bison after a research paper he wrote for school. To this day, he is always learning everything he can about bison and how to raise bison.
Casey is a senior in high school this year. He plans to go into the medical field and save his money to become a bison rancher one day. He is passionate about everything related to buffalo. We treated him this weekend by taking Casey to the new Whole Foods store in Little Rock and purchased a Bison Steak. He cooked this Healthy Bison Steak all by himself. My Healthy Bison Steak was the best steak I have ever had.
Many refer to bison as “America’s first red meat.” This is true, but we almost lost this magnificent animal to extinction in the late 1800’s before the great Teddy Roosevelt saved them. The biggest reason bison has made the comeback from fewer than 1000 animals to around 500,000 today is because, along with tasting great, it is very healthy. I believe more people would eat bison if they knew this fact. If you want to see the interesting nutritional facts of bison, discover its ecological benefits, and learn about its good production visit the National Bison Association website.
It is very hard to find bison in Arkansas. The demand for bison far outweighs its limited supply which is why its price is greater than beef. However, the value and quality of the meat make it worth every penny. Someday I would like to do my part in filling this demand and have a bison herd of my own. Anyway, a Whole Foods just opened in Little Rock, and I purchased a delicious looking sirloin. Here is how I prepared it.
BISON COOKING TIPS:
When preparing bison, DO NOT OVERCOOK THE MEAT. This will make it extremely tough just like beef can get. If you cook it medium rare (or a little less) to medium, the resulting bison steak is a juicy, tender slice of heaven.
- 2-pound bison sirloin steak
- One tablespoon Montreal Steak seasoning
- One tablespoon of oil in the cast iron skillet
- Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Rub the oil in the cast iron skillet.
- Heat the cast iron skillet really hot.
- Pat, the Montreal Steak, seasoning down into the bison.
- Sear both sides of the steak.
- Bake the steak, 400 degrees, until the center, reaches 140 degrees about 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven. DO NOT CUT.
- Seal the steak and cast iron skillet with Aluminum foil.
- REST THE STEAK for 15 minutes. This allows the juices to remain inside the steak.