Twisted S Bison Ranch near Ferndale produces an extensive line of bison meat products, from ground bison to steaks to roasts to gourmet sausages. Bison is much leaner than beef, and what fat there is can be found mostly on the outside edges of the meat instead of marbled throughout the meat. Consequently, bison cooks more quickly than beef. Experts recommend cooking “low and slow”–lower temperature and slower cooking times–for more control of doneness. Also, aiming for “rare” or “medium” doneness is better than “well” done, which may toughen the bison meat. Bison is easily overcooked.
Bison has a marvelously subtle “wild” flavor without tasting gamy, so season it mildly. The raw meat is darker red than beef due to the lower fat content. Covering the pan as it cooks can help preserve moisture in the meat. Continue Reading