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Throw these fresh bison steaks on the grill, and dazzle your guests with the juicy meat and bold seasonings. Sea salt, red pepper flakes and mustard seeds add a spicy kick to the flavor profile. These bison ribeyes will be a refreshing break from your typical beef steak dinner.

Grilled bison ribeye steak sliced on wooden serving board.

Bison Steak vs. Beef Steak

Bison and beef steaks are both rich and hearty, but bison has a lighter, slightly sweeter flavor and a lower fat and calorie content. This makes it ideal for people who prefer leaner meat in their diet but still want that savory, meaty steak flavor similar to beef. Despite these differences, you can buy bison steaks in the same cuts as beef.


Raw bison ribeye steak on a wooden serving board with a bowl of spices.

For the Steaks:

  • boneless bison ribeye steaks – plan for about eight ounces of steak per person so that everyone has enough
  • olive oil
  • Sea salt flakes – will be used as a finishing salt
Steak rub ingredients prepped on wooden serving board.

For the Steak Rub:

  • mixed peppercorns
  • coriander seeds
  • dill seeds
  • red pepper flakes
  • sea salt
  • garlic powder
  • brown sugar
  • mustard seeds
Fresh bison ribeye steak with steak rub.

Bison Steak Temperature

Check your steak’s internal temperature as you grill to ensure that it cooks perfectly to your liking.

  • If you prefer rare steak, grill your steak to 120°F-125°F
  • Medium-rare ranges from 130°F-135°F
  • Medium ranges from 140°-145°F
  • Your steak is well done at 160-175 °F
Grilled bison ribeye steak sliced on wooden serving board with spices on the side.

Serving Suggestions

Sides: You can serve your steaks with cold side dishes, such as potato salad and slaw.
Drinks: For a non-alcoholic option, you can cool down from your sizzling steak with this summer blueberry mojito mocktail. As for beer, you can’t go wrong with an India pale ale (IPA) for these grilled ribeyes.
Dessert: For dessert, complementary fruits include cherries, blueberries and blackberries so I recommend this sweet cherry galette or a brie and blackberry galette topped with ice cream!


Once you’re done, transfer the leftover steaks to an airtight container, then store them in the fridge for three to four days. You can use the leftovers to make steak sandwiches or add the sliced meat over nachos. Eat your leftovers quickly to preserve the texture, juiciness and flavor.

Grilled bison ribeye steak sliced on wooden serving board with spices on the side.

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Grilled bison ribeye steak sliced on wooden serving board.

Grilled Bison Ribeye Steaks

Joss Dyckson
Throw these fresh bison steaks on the grill, and dazzle your guests with the juicy meat and bold seasonings.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinating Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 4
Calories 273 kcal


For the Steak Rub:

  • 2 tablespoons mixed peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon dill seeds
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons mustard seeds
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

For the Steak:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 boneless bison ribeye steaks - about 8 ounces each



  • With a mortar and pestle or coffee grinder, crush the peppercorns, coriander seeds, dill seeds and red pepper flakes. Add the remaining steak rub ingredients and combine.
  • Brush the bison steaks on both sides with olive oil. Massage a generous amount of rub onto both sides of the steaks (you shouldn't need to use all of the rub). Marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  • Let the steaks sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before grilling. Preheat the outdoor grill to medium-high heat (about 400°F).
  • Place the steaks on the grill and cook until desired temperature, flipping once. (130°-135°F for medium rare/140°F-145°F for medium).
  • Remove the steaks to a cutting board, lightly cover with foil and rest for 5-10 minutes.
  • Garnish with sea salt flakes and serve!


Outdoor grill
Mortar and pestle


Calories: 273kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 41gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 1836mgPotassium: 706mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 94IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 6mg

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or sauces.

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