This Bison Ribeye Steak recipe is a great main dish or a wonderful addition to any meal plan. It’s perfect for easy weeknight meals, the BBQ and grilling season, and it’s great to use in other types of cooking.
Bison ribeye steak is one of the most sought after cuts of meat. It is well-known for its robust texture, rich flavor, and unparalleled juiciness.
This cut of meat has become a favorite among chefs and nutritionists alike due to its incredible health benefits. Bison ribeye is high in protein but low in fat, making it a great choice for those who are trying to eat healthier. For those looking for something different to add to their dinner table, bison ribeye steak is an ideal choice.
Bison Steak - Bison ribeye steak is a delicious and nutritious alternative to traditional beef. It is a lean cut of meat that has a deep, beefy flavor that can stand up to the boldest of seasonings. Bison ribeye steaks are incredibly healthy, with high levels of protein and relatively low amounts of fat.
Olive Oil & Butter - We like to use a combination of salted butter and oil for the best flavor. Using all butter can sometimes burn so combining it with oil is a good idea. Avocado oil is another good choice.
Salt & Pepper - To allow the flavor of the ribeye to stand out just season it lightly with salt and black pepper.
How to cook Bison Ribeye Steak
The cooking process doesn't get easier than this. All we need is the bison ribeye steak, salt, pepper, and a cast-iron skillet.
Step One: Heat up a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add a tablespoon of olive oil and tablespoon of butter. Butter does not have a high smoke point, so watch the butter so that it doesn't burn.
Step Two: While the cast iron pan is heating up, season the ribeye steak with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Make sure to season both sides.
Step Three: Once the skillet is hot and ready to go, add the steak. Be sure to place it in carefully to not splash yourself with hot oil.
Only cook for one minute per side, if you are looking for a rare steak. Medium rare, cook for 90 seconds per side.
Expert Tip - Spoon the hot oil and butter over the edges of the steak as it cooks to make sure you are creating a great sear and rendering any fat around the edge.
Step Four: Once the steak is done cooking, remove it from the skillet and allow it to rest for five minutes. I cooked this steak for only one minute per side. I allowed it to rest. The final internal temperature with an instant-read thermometer was 125°F. A perfectly cooked rare steak. So amazing!
Spices - If you want to give a little more of a flavor profile to the ribeye, add some garlic to the hot skillet to flavor the cooking oil and give subtle flavor to the steak.
Herbs - You can also add a sprig of rosemary or thyme into the hot oil while the steak cooks.
Spicy - Add a sprinkle of crushed red pepper to the steak halfway through cooking. Or cook some jalapeno slices along with the bison.
Onions - Add a few onion slices into the pan with the bison ribeye steak. They will give it a mild sweet flavor.
What is the difference between bison ribeye steaks and beef ribeyes?
Bison meat is leaner than beef. Bison steaks have less fat marbling which creates more tender meat. And since there is less fat, the calories for bison are lower than beef resulting in a much healthier choice of meat. These two types of meat are close enough that you can use bison in place of beef in several situations and you will still have great flavor with fewer calories. So whether you are cooking bison steaks or beef steaks, you can use this recipe for either. But give Bison a try, you won't be disappointed.
How to serve Bison Ribeye Steak
When it comes to big beautiful steaks, I love to go simply with meat and potatoes. (OK, throw a vegetable in there so we don't get in trouble) Smoked Baked Potatoes with all the toppings is a no-brainer for me. You could also kick it up a notch and add a seafood element for a surf and turf by pairing this with Shrimp Loaded Baked Potaoes, or go with mashed potatoes.
- 10 oz Bison Ribeye
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon salted butter
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat a cast iron skillet over high heat.
- Season the bison ribeye with salt and pepper.
- Add oil and butter to a hot skillet, then add the ribeye. Cook for 1 minute on each side.
- Remove ribeye from the skillet and allow it to rest for five minutes before serving. The final internal temperature should be 130°F for medium rare. Enjoy.