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Bison (also known as buffalo) tenderloin is the most tender bison steak available - an extremely tender, lean, and juicy cut with a slightly sweet finish.

Rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars
Cooking Instructions
Cooking methods
Grill, Broil, Pan-Sear
Wine pairings
Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Zinfandel
Bison tenderloin steak is one of the more tender cuts of meat and is perfect for a quick and easy meal. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and cook for about 10 minutes, depending on the thickness of your steak. One simple tip for elevating this ingredient is to marinate it in a mixture of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and Dijon mustard before cooking. This will add flavor and moisture to the meat.
Flavor Profile
Bison is a very lean and healthy red meat that is often compared to beef. Its flavor profile is slightly sweeter and earthier than beef, with a delicate and slightly chewy texture. When cooked properly, bison tenderloin is a juicy and tender steak that is sure to please.
Chef's Serving Suggestions
One great way to enhance the flavor of bison tenderloin steak is to serve it with a flavorful side dish, such as mashed potatoes with roasted garlic, or herbed rice pilaf. A delicious sauce that pairs well with bison is a rich and decadent blackberry balsamic sauce. For a savory herbaceous note, try serving the steak with a sprinkle of fresh thyme leaves.
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Durham Ranch

Naturally tender, rich in flavor, with a hint of sweetness, Durham Ranch Bison offers more protein, vitamins and minerals with fewer calories, less cholesterol and less fat – making it both a healthy and delicious choice to add to your diet.

Nature’s Perfect Protein

Durham Ranch is known for its use of holistic management practices, and strongly believes that good animal and land husbandry are not just the right thing to do but make for a better end product. Their Bison spend the majority of their life grazing on prairie grasses in their native landscape, and are finished on a free-choice grain/hay mixture to ensure consistent, top-quality meat year-round. Bison tastes very similar to beef with just a hint of sweetness and richer flavor profile and has a naturally tender texture. Nutritionally, it offers more protein, vitamins and minerals with fewer calories, less cholesterol and less fat — making it both a healthy and delicious choice to add to your diet.

Durham Ranch Bison

A Slow & Quiet Life

Durham Ranch’s herds originate from Yellowstone National Park and live a slow and quiet life on a sprawling 55,000 acres in Wright, WY. Their herds are handled as little as possible due to the breed’s independent nature, and develop naturally on pasture without the use of growth hormones or unnecessary antibiotics. Bison also help cultivate the land naturally: their split hooves break up the soil as they roam and their diet of mostly broadleaf plants means they naturally fertilize the land through their waste. These facts, along with other conscientious husbandry practices, help to maintain the vitality of the meat.

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Family-Owned and Operated

Durham Ranch is a third-generation family-owned business founded by their patriarch, Armando Flocchini Sr, who bought the ranch in 1965 after successfully running Durham Meat Company in San Francisco working as a butcher. At the time, raising Bison was a niche market, but Armando’s entrepreneurial spirit led him on the right path. Today, the same ranch is run by the Flocchini family and remains one the largest bison operations in North America. As members of the National Bison Association, Durham Ranch continues to advocate for good animal and land husbandry as well as educate consumers about this special animal to ensure that their family and other ranchers can enjoy this way of life for generations to come.

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