We're fans of protein in casa de Momtrends. Our diet consists of heaps of dark leafy greens and plenty of meat. Bison satisfies our cravings while also being lean--a great combination for this healthy-minded family. Recently, we were sent an assortment of bison products from www.highplainsbison.com to test and we're sharing our easy bison recipes.
Easy Bison Steak
2 Bison Steaks
pinch of salt
1 clove crushed garlic
1 tsp minced rosemary
1 tsp pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
Toss the steaks into a ziploc bag with all the other ingredients. Squish the mixture around. Let marinade for about an hour in the fridge. Toss on a semi-hot grill (or under a broiler) and cook to your taste. Here are some cooking tips:
- Because of the lack of marbling (that means fat), bison needs to be cooked at a lower temperature than that used for beef.
- Move your broiler rack a step lower in your oven than you would use for beef. Be sure to shorten the cooking time.
- Grill away from the center and use a slightly lower temp. than you would for a beef steak.
We served it with grilled portobello mushrooms and sautéed asparagus (which now that I think about it we should have grilled that too!).
Another option is this quick and healthy salad. We simply chopped and sautéed two bison sausage links and added to a chopped salad. Healthy and satisfying lunch that won't leave you looking for sweets after the meal. For more recipes check out www.highplainsbison.com/categories
Still not convinced? Check out this nutrition chart. Bison is leaner than chicken. So start pestering your grocer or butcher to carry bison or get your bison shipped from www.highplainsbison.com. It's delish. Here's the nutrition information:
Get more bison recipes here highplainsbison.com/bison-recipes/
Momtrends was not paid for this post. We were sent samples to cook.