Bison is a truly North American meat with great taste and also has a nutritional profile that fits in perfectly with today's trend for a healthier, more natural diet. Canadian bison are raised without the use of growth stimulants, antibiotics, or animal by-products. They spend the majority of their life grazing on forage - some producers finish their bison on grass while others finish on grains.
Take a look at our list of delicious
Bison Recipes below!
Ground Bison may be used as a substitute for any recipe calling for ground beef. However, ground bison is much leaner than ground beef therefore it will cook faster. Ground bison should always be cooked until no pink remains at an internal temperature of 70°C (160°F).
Bison Burgers and Backgrounders
Roasted Garlic Studded Bison Burgers
with Saskatoon Berry Relish
Saskatoon Berry Relish
Canadian Classic Buffalo Meat Loaf
Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Prarie Fire Bison Burgers
Roasts (Sirloin Tip, Inside Round)
- Sear roast in oven at 260°C (500°F) or on stove in a hot pan.
- Season roast, add 1/4 cup (50 ml) of liquid (water or red wine).
- Roast at 165°C (325°F) in covered pan or place in slow cooker.
- Cook roast to medium rare 63°C (145°F)
Roasts (Rib, Loin and Tenderloin)
- Use uncovered pan with rack.
- Season as desired to taste.
- Cook at 135°C (275°F).
- Do not cook past medium 68°C (155°F).
Remove roast from oven at about 5 degrees underdone and allow to set for 15-30 minutes.
BBQ Buffalo Roast
Slow Cooker Bison Roast
Buffalo Red Wine Roast
Bison Pot Roast
Savory Buffalo Roast
Steaks recommended for grilling / barbecuing include Rib Eyes, T-Bones, and New York Strips. Lesser quality Bison steaks (sirloin tip and inside round) are not recommended for grilling unless they have been marinated for 8 - 24 hours.
When grilling steak, place bison steaks 4 - 6 inches above medium hot coals (325 degrees).
When pan broiling, place steak in a lightly oiled skillet and use medium heat on the stove top.
1" thick - Rare: 6 - 8 min. Medium: 8 - 10 min.
1 1/2" thick - Rare: 8 - 10 min. Medium: 10 - 12 min.
2" thick - Rare: 10 - 12 min. Medium: 14 - 18 min.
Bison steaks taste best when grilled to rare (135°F) or medium rare (145°F).
Do not cook beyond medium (155°F).
Grilled Bison Flank Steak
Maple Glazed Bison Skewers
Teryaki Bison Steak
Stuffed Flank Steak
Recipes courtesy of the Canadian Bison Association.