Grilling Bison Steaks: A Mouthwatering Delight

Are you ready to treat yourself to a culinary experience like no other? Look no further than these delectable Grilled Bison Steaks with Herbed Butter. Prepare to be blown away by their tenderness, flavor, and simplicity. Whether you’re a seasoned bison meat enthusiast or a first-timer, this recipe is sure to become a firm favorite. And the best part? They’re ready in just 10 minutes!

Why This Recipe Works 🍽️

Let’s delve into why these grilled bison steaks are a cut above the rest:

  • Quick and easy – only 10 minutes to prepare and cook.
  • Mind-blowing flavor that will leave your taste buds dancing.
  • The homemade herbed butter takes the dish to a whole new level.
  • A lean and healthy alternative to beef.

The All-Star Ingredients 🦬

Herbed Buttered Grilled Bison Steaks
Just a Few Ingredients!

  • Bison Steak – A delicious and healthy alternative to beef, bison is lower in cholesterol and higher in protein. Similar to beef, bison comes in cuts like Ribeye, Filet, and Ground. It’s important not to overcook bison steaks due to their leanness. For this recipe, we recommend using a Sirloin cut, which is best cooked at rare to medium temperatures to ensure tenderness.

Equipment and Tools ⏲️

To make these mouthwatering steaks, you’ll need:

  • Grill – Any standard grill will do the trick, whether it’s an outdoor grill or an indoor one like a Ninja Foodi or George Foreman. If you want to take your grilling game to the next level, a Kamado-style grill like the Big Green Egg is a fantastic choice.
  • Small Food Processor – This handy tool is used to mix up the delicious herbed butter. Brands like KitchenAid, Cuisinart, and Ninja offer excellent small food processors that will effortlessly blend the softened butter with your chosen herbs.
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Grilling Instructions 🔥

How to Make Grilled Bison Steaks
Simple Instructions to Grill and Top with Herb Butter

Let’s get grilling with these simple steps:

Step One: Prepare a game-changing herb butter by combining one stick of butter, a tablespoon of fresh herbs, and two cloves of peeled garlic in a small food processor. Pulse until fully combined. Be cautious not to over-mix and heat up the butter too much, as it may melt.

Step Two: Transfer the herb butter mixture onto a small piece of Press N Seal wrap. Shape it into a log and fold the wrap over. Refrigerate until hardened.

Step Three: Take the steaks out of the refrigerator 20-30 minutes before grilling to bring them closer to room temperature. This ensures better browning and more even cooking. Allow the steaks to rest before grilling for optimal results.

Step Four: Preheat the grill to 400 degrees using direct heat.

Step Five: Place the steaks in a Ziploc bag and add a tablespoon of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Ensure the steaks are evenly coated.

Step Six: Remove the steaks from the bag and place them on the grill. As bison steaks cook quickly and are prone to overcooking, we recommend using a wireless meat thermometer to monitor the internal temperature.

Step Seven: Grill each side for approximately five minutes. Remove the steaks when the internal temperature reaches 135 degrees for medium rare. Remember to remove the steaks about 5-10 degrees below your desired end temperature, as they will continue to heat up for a few minutes after being removed from the grill.

Step Eight: While the steaks rest for five to ten minutes, slice off a piece of the herbed butter and place it on top. Watch as it melts into the steak, imparting an incredible and subtle flavor. Just thinking about it makes our mouths water!

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Step Nine: Finally, thinly slice the steaks and serve!


If there are any leftovers, store them in a sealed container for up to three days. To reheat, simply microwave for 1-2 minutes.

Meal Prep

Prepare the herbed butter up to one month in advance. Yes, you read that correctly! This means you can make it ahead of time and use it multiple times. The flavors meld together beautifully over time, enhancing the overall taste.

Delicious Substitutions 🥩

Feel free to experiment with different herbs or even create a tantalizing blue cheese butter variation, like we offered with the Ribeye Cap Steaks (which are equally delightful without any butter at all). Don’t forget to explore your pantry for any rubs you may have received as gifts. Bison pairs wonderfully with rosemary, thyme, basil, and oregano. Choose your favorite combination and elevate the flavor profile!

Serving Suggestions 🥦

To complement these succulent grilled bison steaks, we recommend pairing them with a glass of red wine, such as a Columbia Valley Cabernet, or a light lager beer. As these steaks are lean, we suggest keeping the consistency with the side dishes. Our top picks are Baked Sweet Potatoes in Foil, Smoked Cauliflower Head, or Grilled Tomatoes.

Expert Tips ⚠️

Grilling bison can be a bit tricky if you’re not careful. Due to its leanness, make sure to cook the steaks for just a few minutes on each side. For the best results, aim for a rare to medium internal temperature.

Another essential tip is to be patient and wait for the grill to heat up to a sizzling 400 degrees. Cooking at 350 degrees may result in a more “baked” appearance instead of those desired, crisp grill marks. Enjoy the wait and allow the grill to reach the optimum heat for a fantastic end result!

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Feel free to mix things up by using the olive oil/herb mixture from the Flat Iron Steaks recipe instead of the herb butter. It’s a quick and easy alternative that you probably already have in your pantry.


Grilled Bison Steaks with Herbed Butter are a gourmet delight that will impress your taste buds and guests alike. With their tender texture, sensational flavor, and quick preparation time, they are the perfect choice for any occasion. So fire up your grill, whip up that herb butter, and get ready to indulge in a truly unforgettable dining experience. For more mouthwatering recipes and inspiration, visit Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ.

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