With the right (simple) preparation, bison is tasty and moist!
AIP and Paleo friendly!
Make sure that the cuts of meat are from animals that have been grass-fed and organically raised- with no soy in their diet. Animals finished with soy and filler (such as rancid potato chips, and other foods that they are not meant to eat) have a distinctive difference in appearance and taste, especially to the acute eye and tongue. These simple guidelines can help prevent digestive issues and long-term health affects from consuming any kind of animal product. Remember, you are what you eat!
Grilled Bison Steak
Free of Dairy, Gluten, Nuts, Corn, Eggs, Soy
Servings: depending on cuts of meat
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
*Use all organic and/or farm-raised ingredients.
Sesame oil (toasted or not)
Salt and Pepper
***Thaw cuts of meat.
Place cuts in a 9×13 pan so that the cuts of meat can lay flat without over-lapping one-another.
Drizzle balsamic vinegar over cuts of meat- to desired liking, and stab the vinegar into the meat using two forks. Do this for both sides. For a full 9×13 pan this may take several minutes. The meat gets tenderized from the puncturing of the forks and also from the affects of the vinegar.
Salt and Pepper both sides of meat to desired taste.
Moderately coat both sides of meat with sesame oil (toasted oil gives it a slightly nutty flavor). There will be a thin coating of oil remaining on the bottom of the pan.
Cover and refrigerate for an hour, or better, overnight.
Using oil and vinegar and this process tenderizes the meat and actually make it easier to digest. I recommend sesame oil because it is a cooking oil with a high smoke point suitable for grilling. Olive oil is not. Marinating the meat also decreases the negative affects of grilling.
Buffalo is a tricky meat to cook and especially grill. Buffalo naturally has very little fat so it is easy to cook it too fast and the result is tough meat. Buffalo steaks are best when grilled on medium heat and not over-done.
Body-type and Wellness Insights
Earth-types, because of their slower, more methodic way of being, naturally do not eat very much meat. It makes their stomach feel heavy digestion lethargic. I find that few Earth-types eat too much meat.
Fire-types on the other hand have a tendency to eat meat at every meal. If very active, they do need the protein from meat, and can benefit from finding other, healthy sources of protein and even the elements of proteins, amino-acids. Especially if a person is experiencing heat-related digestive issues like heartburn, consuming more soothing and healing foods like vegetables, some fruits and even medicinal shakes with amino-acids and healing herbs and nutrients can be very helpful. The Fire-type does need substantial protein, but aim for variety by including plant-based foods and proteins and make sure to always consume high quality animal products!
Air-types need the grounded nature of animal protein, but too much can throw-off their delicate digestive system. Air-types may do better by consuming bison steak in small amounts and by chewing well! Air-types do better with pre-digested (I know this sounds disgusting, but cooking is actually a pre-digestion process) slow-cooked meats like those in stews and soups.
Water-types as I’ve mentioned in many writings, can have characteristics of any and all the types- most likely their second most dominate type. Regardless, if you are strong in the water element, be sure to consume your meat at peak Fire time, which is within a couple of hours of the noon hour. This goes for the Earth-type as well.