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Cooking Tips for Bison Meat, Thunder Ridge Bison Co., Toronto, Ontario

Bison meat is a nutrient dense food that Thunder Ridge Bison Co. in Uxbridge, Ontario provides farm-to-table. If you've got some meat from a local butcher, these tips and recipes may interest you.

Thunder Ridge Bison Co., Cooking Bison Steaks, Ontario

Bison Steaks

Grilled, Broiled, or Pan-Broiled

Use steak ¾ to 1 inch thick.

  • To ensure an even sear, thoroughly pat steaks dry with paper towel to remove excess moisture.
  • Season as desired to taste.
  • Place in lightly oiled skillet and use medium heat on stove top.
  • Place buffalo on BBQ or 6 inches from the heat source in broiler.
  • Cook 4 – 5 minutes per side.
  • To increase tenderness, marinate sirloin tip and inside round steaks for 8- 24 hours

Thunder Ridge Bison Co., Cooking with Bison Roasts, Ontario

Bison Roasts

Sirloin Tip & Inside Round

  • Sear roast in oven at 500°F (260°C) or on stove in a hot pan.
  • Season roast, add ¼ cup (50 mL) of liquid (water or red wine).
  • Roast at 325°F (165°C) in covered pan or place in slow cooker.
  • Roast to medium-rare - 145°F (63°C).

Rib, Loin and Tenderloin

  • Use uncovered pan with rack.
  • Season as desired to taste.
  • Cook at 275°F (135°C) and do not cook past medium 155°F (68°C).

Thunder Ridge Bison Co., Cooking with Ground Bison, Ontario

Ground Bison

Bison Burgers

  • To maintain tenderness, do not over-work meat when forming patties.
  • Cook ground meats to 160°F (70°C) internal temperature. Always use a meat thermometer to gauge internal temperatures.
  • Make sure all patties sit flat on grill for entire cooking time.
  • Cooking equipment should maintain temperature of 375°F (190°C) even when loading continuously with frozen patties.
  • Ground bison should always be cooked until no pink remains.

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Thunder Ridge Bison Co., Bison Breeding in Uxbridge, Ontario

We Have a Passion for Bison

  • "There is something spectacular about being able to spend time with these amazing animals that have been unchanged for thousands of years. and to think of what the world would have been like when the landscape was covered with millions of bison."
    - Brian Arnold