Grilled Bison Steak: A Delicious Twist on the Classic Steak

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Are you looking for a mouthwatering steak that goes beyond the usual beef? Look no further! This Grilled Bison Steak topped with a luscious horseradish compound resting butter is the perfect choice. It’s time to elevate your steak game and add a little extra decadence to your dinner.

Sliced grilled bison steak topped with resting butter on a wooden cutting board with text overlay - Grilled Bison Steak.

A Flavorful Adventure with Bison Steak

Bison meat is known for its rich and lean characteristics, and getting the perfect cook can be a challenge. To achieve a juicy and evenly cooked bison steak with a delightful crust, you need to cook it at high heat and flip it often. Trust us, this method works wonders!

The simplicity of seasoning and the quick cooking process allow the natural flavors of the bison meat to shine through. The result is a steak that’s not only delicious but also offers a unique and slightly sweeter flavor profile compared to beef. However, what truly takes this dish to the next level is the addition of a compound resting butter.

Hey Grill Hey Beef Rub being sprinkled on four bison steaks.

Seasoning the Bison Steaks

Seasoning a bison steak doesn’t have to be complicated. You can use a pre-made beef rub or create your own simple mixture of salt, pepper, and garlic powder. If you prefer to keep it minimalistic, just a sprinkle of flaky salt and fresh cracked black pepper will do the trick. The choice is yours, and you can tailor it to your taste preferences.

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Four seasoned bison ribeye steaks on the grill grates of a charcoal grill.

The Simple Cooking Process

Preparing a bison steak is a breeze. No need for complicated marinades or fancy techniques. All you need is a hot grill, and you’re good to go! Here’s how to do it:

  1. Season the bison steak on all sides with your chosen rub or seasoning.
  2. Grill the steak on a preheated gas or charcoal grill set to high heat. Cook each side for about 30 seconds, flipping often, until you achieve your desired level of doneness.
  3. Rest the steak with a dollop of resting compound butter, which you can find in the recipe card below.
  4. Serve and enjoy this steak that’s perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a treat for yourself, a romantic dinner for two, or a gathering with friends and family.

Grilled bison steak topped with resting steak butter on a wooden cutting board.

Cooking Time for Bison Ribeye Steak

The cooking time for a bison steak will vary depending on your preferred level of doneness. Here’s a general guide when grilling at high heat (around 650 degrees F):

  • Rare (125 degrees F): 4 minutes
  • Medium-Rare (135 degrees F): 5 minutes
  • Medium (145 degrees F): 6 1/2 minutes
  • Medium-Well (155 degrees F): 8 minutes

We recommend not cooking bison past medium to preserve its tenderness and juiciness. By sticking to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F, you’ll savor a beautifully cooked bison ribeye.

Sliced grilled bison steak topped with resting butter on a wooden cutting board.

Tips for Perfect Bison Steaks

To ensure your bison steaks turn out flavorful and perfectly cooked every time, keep these tips in mind:

  • Consistency is key: Look for ribeye steaks that are consistent in thickness, preferably around 1 inch. Flipping them repeatedly at high temperatures works best with steaks of medium thickness.
  • Get creative: Experiment with different flavors for your resting butter. If herbs and horseradish aren’t your cup of tea, check out other options and flavor ideas in our Steak Resting Butter recipe.
  • Add some smoke: If you want to introduce a smoky element to your steak, throw a handful of hickory chips onto your charcoal or use a wood chip foil pouch on a gas grill. Smoking adds an extra layer of deliciousness.
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Branch Out with Game Meat Recipes

Ready to explore more unique meat recipes beyond beef and chicken? Here are some tantalizing options for your culinary escapades:

  • Grilled Ranch Bison Burger
  • Smoked Venison Steak with Cherry Sage Butter
  • Smoked Duck

Get Grilling!

We hope you enjoyed this recipe for grilled bison steaks. Remember, you don’t need a special occasion to treat yourself. After a long week, you deserve a little indulgence! If you loved this recipe, let us know in the comment section below. We’d also love to connect with you on social media. Just search for Hey Grill Hey!

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