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Pan-Seared Bison Steak with Garlic Butter Sauce and Crispy Baby Potatoes

Bison Steak with Garlic Butter Herb Sauce and Roasted Potatoes
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This fantastic Bison Steak Recipe is my go-to recipe for hosting dinner parties. It’s incredibly easy to make but tastes SO delicious – no one will ever guess how easy it is to make! First, we pan-sear New York Strip bison steaks and pair them with a delicious garlic butter herb sauce and a side of crispy baby potatoes. What’s not to love?

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What You Need to Make this Bison Steak Recipe

For the Bison Steak & Baby Potatoes

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound baby potatoes, quartered
  • 4 cloves garlic, lightly smashed 
  • 1 teaspoon thyme chopped
  • 1 teaspoon oregano chopped
  • bison New York Strip steaks
  • salt and pepper, to taste

For the Garlic Butter Herb Sauce

  • 4-5 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon oregano, chopped

To Garnish

Where Can I Buy Bison Steak?

While bison is not as common as beef, you’d be surprised how easy it is to buy bison steaks.

Of course, you can try your local butcher or even the supermarket meat section to find cuts of bison (though I’ve found that there are very limited options on bison steaks as most supermarket finds are ground bison).

My favorite place to buy bison steak, however, is through Crowd Cow. This meat delivery service sources only premium, high-quality meats – including bison! All their meats taste incredible, but the Bison New York Strip is our favorite for this bison steak recipe!

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What If I Don’t Have Bison Steak?

While Bison New York Strips is our meat of choice in this recipe, you can also use beef New York Strip steaks in a pinch!

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How to Cook Bison Steak

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the Galic Butter Herb Sauce ingredients with a whisk until well-combined. Set aside.
  2. In a large cast iron skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil on medium-high heat. Once hot, add in the baby potatoes, garlic, thyme, and oregano. Cook for 3-4 minutes, then give it a good stir using a wooden spoon. Cook until the potatoes are tender, about 3-4 more minutes. Transfer the potatoes to a plate and set aside.
  3. Using the same skillet, heat olive oil on high heat. Lightly season the bison steaks with salt and pepper, then add the steaks to the skillet. Cook each side for approximately 3 minutes until the outside is seared and browned.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium-high, and continue to cook until the bison steaks are cooked to your preferred doneness (I recommend medium or medium well). You can insert a meat thermometer into the center of the steak to gauge: 140-145 degrees indicates medium doneness, and 145-150 should indicate medium-well doneness.
  5. Right before the steaks are done, turn the heat off and pour the prepared Garlic Butter Sauce on top of the steaks. Add the crispy baby potatoes back to the pan and garnish with sprigs of rosemary and smoked sea salt flakes (optional). ENJOY!

Tips to Make the Best Bison Steak

  • Pan-searing bison steak in a heavy skillet helps keep the steak juicy and delicious.
  • For the best bison steak ever, let the steak rest at room temperature for 30 minutes. Then season the steak generously on each side with salt, pepper, thyme, and oregano.
  • Use high-quality bison steaks. Trust me, it makes a difference!
  • Feel free to adjust the doneness of the bison steak to your preference. I recommend this bison steak recipe to be served at medium (140-145 degrees) or medium well (145-150 degrees) doneness.
  • Just before serving the steak, pour the garlic butter sauce on top and let it seep into the tender cooked bison steak. I also like to add a few sprigs of rosemary and srinkle some smoked sea salt flakes. It’s the best finishing touch and adds an incredible flavor to the overall dish!
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Sliced Bison Steak with Garlic Butter Herb Sauce and Roasted Potatoes

Pan-Seared Bison Steak with Garlic Butter Sauce and Crispy Baby Potatoes

DWELL by Michelle
This fantastic Bison Steak Recipe is my go-to recipe for hosting dinner parties. It's incredibly easy to make but tastes SO delicious – no one will ever guess how easy it is to make! First, we pan-sear New York Strip bison steaks and pair them with a delicious garlic butter herb sauce and a side of crispy baby potatoes. What's not to love?
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 438 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Bison Steak & Baby Potatoes

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pound baby potatoes , quartered
  • 4 cloves garlic , lightly smashed 
  • 1 tsp thyme chopped
  • 1 tsp oregano chopped
  • 2 bison New York Strip steaks
  • salt and pepper , to taste

For the Garlic Butter Herb Sauce

  • 4-5 tbsp butter , melted
  • 3 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 tsp thyme , chopped
  • 1 tsp rosemary , chopped
  • 1 tsp oregano , chopped

To Garnish

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, mix together the Galic Butter Herb Sauce ingredients with a whisk until well-combined. Set aside.
  • In a large cast iron skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil on medium-high heat. Once hot, add in the baby potatoes, garlic, thyme, and oregano. Cook for 3-4 minutes, then give it a good stir using a wooden spoon. Cook until the potatoes are tender, about 3-4 more minutes. Transfer the potatoes to a plate and set aside.
  • Using the same skillet, heat olive oil on high heat. Lightly season the bison steaks with salt and pepper, then add the steaks to the skillet. Cook each side for approximately 3 minutes until the outside is seared and browned.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-high, and continue to cook until the bison steaks are cooked to your preferred doneness (I recommend medium or medium well). You can insert a meat thermometer into the center of the steak to gauge: 140-145 degrees indicates medium doneness, and 145-150 should indicate medium-well doneness.
  • Right before the steaks are done, turn the heat off and pour the prepared Garlic Butter Sauce on top of the steaks. Add the crispy baby potatoes back to the panand garnish with sprigs of rosemary and smoked sea salt flakes (optional). ENJOY!
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  1. 5 stars
    this is insanely delicious!!! I will try it with beef too next time because bison is a bit expensive here but the sauce combo was 10/10.