“I have never cooked bison before. My husband had buffalo burgers once and loved them. The local supermarket is selling loads of different wild game so I bought some bison steaks to try.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all the marinade ingredients in a storage container or a Ziploc bag and refrigerate overnight.
  2. The next day remove steaks from marinade and strain marinade into a bowl and set to one side.
  3. Heat a small amount of olive oil in a pan to a medium high heat, add steaks to pan and cook for 1 minute each side to sear. Turn heat down to medium and cook for a further 5-6 minutes a side for medium rare. ( My steaks were about 1 inch thick probably 3-4 minutes a side for 3/4 inch).
  4. Cook longer for more well done steaks, just remember bison meat is very lean and will toughen up if over cooked.
  5. For the sauce.
  6. Heat olive oil in a pan, add shallots and saute until soft. Add wine, vinegar, stock, sugar and reserved marinade. Cook until mixture is quite hot, mix a small amount of water to cornflour. Pour cornflour into pan and stir until mixture boils and thickens serve immediately over steaks.
  7. I served mine with mashed sweet potatoes and garlic buttered vegetables.
  8. To serve slice steaks into strips and arrange on plate and pour sauce over.

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