Ever had bison, “the other red meat”? Bison is lower in fat and calories than beef, and it’s recommended by doctors nationwide as a heart-healthy option. It’s a suitable and delicious substitute for everything from nacho meat to burgers—even hot dogs.
But because bison is leaner than other kinds of red meat, sometimes it can come out a bit dry if you don’t cook it right. Which is why we’re psyched to share this mouth-watering recipe for spicy grilled bison fajitas. Created by Bob Trudnak, an award-winning cook and director of sales and marketing for BBQ Guru, these bison fajitas are as tender as they are tasty. Cook up them up on your charcoal grill today!
Spicy Grilled Bison Fajitas With Red Onion and Lemon Zest Sour Cream Recipe
Bison Fajitas Ingredients
Two bison flank steaks
1 red onion
4 oz light sour cream
Whole-wheat wraps (use lettuce leaves to make it Paleo)
BBQ Bob’s Bison Rub Ingredients
¼ tsp ancho powder
1/8 tsp cumin
½ tsp kosher salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
¼ tsp garlic powder
1 dash of cayenne pepper
1. Light charcoal and set your temperature for 400° F. Season bison steaks on both sides with rub mixture and set aside.
2. Scoop out two tsp of light sour cream into a bowl and stir in juice of ½ a lemon and some zest. Slice red onion into rings and season with a touch of salt, pepper and a splash of light olive oil. Slice avocado into cubes or slices, squeeze some lemon juice on them and set aside. Dice tomato and set aside.
3. Grill red onions until they start to caramelize and set them aside. This should take about 10 minutes. Place bison steaks on the grill over the hot coals and close the lid. Let them cook for about 4 to 5 minutes then flip.
4. Check for an internal meat temperature of 125° F to 130° and remove them from the coals. Let the steak rest for 5 to 7 minutes then slice thinly against the grain.
5. Spray a skillet with cooking spray and warm the whole-wheat tortillas for about 2 minutes. Lay them out flat and spread the lemon zest sour cream onto them. Layer with diced tomatoes, thinly sliced bison steak, avocado and red onions.
6. Fold it up and enjoy this heart healthy meal!
Simple yet delicious, right? Have you tried bison yet? What’s your favorite way to eat it? —Jenn