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How to Cook Bison Filet Mignon

Bison Filet Mignon, known for its tenderness and delicate flavor, deserves special attention when it comes to cooking. Follow this short cooking guide to achieve a perfectly cooked


Bison Filet Mignon:

  • Preparing the Steak:

  • Remove the Bison Filet Mignon from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes. This allows for more even cooking.

  • Pat the steak dry with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture.

  • Seasoning:

  • Bison meat has a naturally rich flavor, so keep the seasoning simple to let its true taste shine. Season the Filet Mignon with salt, freshly ground black pepper, and any additional herbs or spices of your choice. Allow the seasoning to rest on the meat for about 10-15 minutes before cooking.

  • Cooking Methods:

  • Searing and Oven Finish: Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Heat an oven-safe skillet or cast-iron pan over medium-high heat on the stovetop. Add a small amount of oil or clarified butter with a high smoke point. Once the pan is hot, place the seasoned Bison Filet Mignon in the pan and sear each side for about 2-3 minutes until nicely browned. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and cook for an additional 6-8 minutes for medium-rare, or adjust the cooking time based on your preferred level of doneness.

  • Grilling: Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Lightly oil the grates to prevent sticking. Place the seasoned Bison Filet Mignon on the grill and cook for about 4-5 minutes per side for medium-rare, or adjust the cooking time based on your desired level of doneness. Use a meat thermometer to ensure it reaches an internal temperature of around 135°F (57°C) for medium-rare or 145°F (63°C) for medium.

  • Checking Doneness:

  • To ensure your Bison Filet Mignon is cooked to your desired level of doneness, use a meat thermometer. For medium-rare, the internal temperature should be around 135°F (57°C), and for medium, it should be around 145°F (63°C). Remember that the steak will continue to cook slightly while resting.

  • Resting:

  • After cooking, remove the Bison Filet Mignon from the heat source and let it rest for about 5-10 minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, resulting in a more flavorful and tender steak.

  • Serving:

  • Slice the Bison Filet Mignon against the grain to maximize tenderness. Serve it as the star of your meal alongside your favorite accompaniments, such as roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a sauce of your choice.


With its tender texture and delicate flavor, Bison Filet Mignon is a true gourmet delight. By following these simple steps, you'll be able to savor the exquisite taste of this exceptional cut of meat.


Note: Cooking times may vary based on the thickness of the steak and personal preference. Always use a meat thermometer to ensure your desired level of doneness and follow proper food safety guidelines for handling, cooking, and storage.


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