Spicy Cowboy Bison Steaks

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If you've been following my blog, you'll know I have a thing for bison. It's leaner, more tender, and healthier than it's beefy counter part, and if that's not enough to convince you to make the switch in red meats, just check out all of the different benefits of bison!

This recipe calls for a ton of spices - so stock up when you get the chance! My local grocery stores now offer bulk spices, so I can buy as much (or as little) as I want, whenever I want. Feel free to adjust the level of spiciness, I for one like it HOT.

Just look at these beautiful slices of meat I picked up on a recent trip to the West Side Market in Cleveland. You can tell just from appearances how much leaner bison is than beef steak, just by the lack of marbling of fat. I'm a sucker for a good lookin' slice of meat, what can I say.

Combine the spices and rub into the steaks with some olive oil. Set aside and bring to just under room temperature.

Using a cast iron grill pan (or a real grill if you have one), grill the steaks for 2-3 minutes per side or until the steak reaches an internal temperature of 120°F.

Get some gorgeous grill lines on those suckers too, or some extra amazingness. The center of your steak should be a nice reddish pink for medium rare to rare - which is how bison should be enjoyed!

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Spicy Cowboy Bison Steaks

  • Number of Servings: 2
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
Spicy Cowboy Bison Steaks


  • 2 bison ribeye steaks
  • 4 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsps paprika
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon pepper
  • 1 tsp chili pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 chile pepper, dried
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • salt & pepper, to taste

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  1. Combine the herbs and spices in a small bowl. Spread oil on each side of the steak. Then use your hands to rub the seasoning into the steaks and drizzle over more oil. Let rest until nearly room temperature.
  2. Heat a grill pan or grill over medium high heat. Sear both sides of the steak for 2-4 minutes to achieve grill lines. Steaks are ready when the internal temperature reaches 120°F.
  3. Serve alongside some oven baked corn and mini crab cakes. Enjoy!

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