How to Grill a Bison Steak

  • Grill, Broil or Pan-Fry (Lightly oil skillet if pan-cooking)
  • A cut 1 inch or thicker is desirable.
  • Bring steaks to room temperature BEFORE cooking. Cooking cold meat toughens muscle fibers
  • Cook from rare to medium for best results.
  • Bison steaks should never be cooked to well-done. Grilling steaks past medium will result in tough and dry meat every time!
  • Remember it will cook 1/3rd faster than beef!
  • Heat grill or skillet to 400-500 degrees before putting steaks on, then back heat down to 325 degrees.

Grill steaks 4-6 inches above medium hot coals at 325 degrees for the following times, depending on thickness:

Thickness Rare Medium
1″ 6-8 minutes 8-10 minutes
1.5″ 8-10 minutes 10-12 minutes
2″ 10-12 minutes 14-18 minutes

Grassroots Bison Steak Doneness