Today we’re going to focus on a question that I get asked a lot, but I find a bit difficult to answer:
What are the best cuts of bison?
The reason this question is so difficult to answer is for two reasons:
- It depends on what you like.
- Most of the cuts available from bison are great.
So, we’ll start with the easy answer. The Bison Filet Mignon is one of the most popular cuts available from the bison. It exemplifies all the great things about choosing bison meat. It is incredibly lean, with only 3 grams of fat in a 6 oz. steak. Add to that only 180 calories and 75mg of cholesterol and you can really enjoy that steak without any guilt.
In addition, the Bison Filet Mignon is the peak of steak tenderness. I’ve even had customers tell me it’s so tender, it can practically cut with just a fork, and describe it as “melt in your mouth”.
And of course, as you’d expect with any cut of filet mignon, the cut from a bison has wonderful flavor and taste, making it an easy choice for the top of the ‘best cuts of bison’ list.
But there are plenty of other great cuts of bison too.
Just about any cut of meat you can get from beef, you can get from bison as well. So don’t stop at the Bison Filet Mignon.
In fact, at NebraskaBison.com, we offer 3 varieties of our Bison Ribeye Steak – the classic 12 oz. boneless, a 14 oz. Bone-In Ribeye and our customer requested 18 oz., 1.5″ Extra-Thick Ribeye. These steaks are popular among those who enjoy a bit of a larger steak with a little extra marbling or a steak on the bone.
Best cuts of bison for slow cooking:
Again, like I said above, it really comes down to preference. Maybe the steak isn’t what you’re looking for. If you’re someone who prefers slow roasted meat that you can put in the oven in the morning and smell all day… you might consider one of the many available bison roasts.
The Bison Prime Rib is incredibly popular during the holidays for it’s incredible taste and tenderness.
Bison Brisket, Bison Short Ribs and a classic Bison Pot Roast all remain popular through the fall and winter months, due to their ease of cooking and great flavors. Each can (and should) be prepared with a method of slow cooking, whether you choose to roast or smoke.
Best non-traditional cuts of bison:
There are additional ways you can get and enjoy bison as well outside of the roasts, burgers or steaks you may initially consider. In fact, our shop offers a variety of bison sausages which have been quite popular among our customers and their families.
Ultimately, what you’ll consider the best cuts of bison, will come down to your personal preference. But likely what you’ve found you enjoy in beef will likely carry over to bison. We have a huge variety of options available so that you are sure to find what you like.
Turns out that with the rising popularity of bison meat, there seems to be a rising number of questions out there about bison. Doing a standard Google search for bison meat, I started to see lots of questions pop up in recommended searches and results.
So, we’re starting this series to hopefully help answer as many questions as we can about bison meat. If you still have questions that aren’t answered, you have lots of options: