The delicious flavor of freshly cooked bison steaks pairs beautifully with traditional Italian caprese ingredients like basil, fresh mozzarella cheese, and sweet grape tomatoes.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
16 mins
total:
41 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Season bison sirloin steaks with salt and pepper. Heat the 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat in a large heavy skillet. Cook bison sirloin steaks in hot oil for 16 to 18 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer registers 145 degrees F, turning once. Top each bison steak with 1 tablespoon of the pesto. Cover skillet and let stand for 3 minutes. Remove bison sirloin steaks from skillet and thinly slice.

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  • Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Toss the cooked pasta, the remaining pesto, the tomatoes, and mozzarella in a large bowl. Serve with the sliced bison sirloin steaks. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with basil.

Tips

Note: Recipe developed and tested by the Better Homes and Gardens(R) Test Kitchen using High Plains Bison products.

Nutrition Facts

600 calories; protein 47.4g; carbohydrates 36.7g; fat 29g; cholesterol 120.7mg; sodium 350.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/19/2013
We tried this tonight and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised at how good this tasted. I am weary of trying "other" meats because I don't like meat when it's gamey but this was excellent. I would cut down on the pesto a bit because I felt it was a little strong but otherwise it was excellent! It paired well with the pasta and the red roasted potatoes I made (since the kids are picky about their pasta.) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/30/2013
This was just ok as written. The bison was flavorful but a little on the chewy side for my liking. The consensus at the table was the dish as a whole was lacking in flavor and was boring. Not sure I would make this again. Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/18/2013
We tried this tonight and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised at how good this tasted. I am weary of trying "other" meats because I don't like meat when it's gamey but this was excellent. I would cut down on the pesto a bit because I felt it was a little strong but otherwise it was excellent! It paired well with the pasta and the red roasted potatoes I made (since the kids are picky about their pasta.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2013
As an Allrecipes Allstar I was asked to make this recipe with bison top sirloin steaks. I cheated slightly in the preparation of the bison steaks. I marinated them in a mixture of 1/2 cup grapeseed oil 1/4 cup soy sauce and 2 Tbsp McCormick Montreal steak seasoning. I let the steaks marinate for about 45 minutes (you don't want to marinate any longer). I also cut down the pesto to about 85 grams (1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp) It was MORE than enough pesto. I didn't add the pesto to the top of my steaks just to the pasta. This recipe was simple tasty and healthy! In grilling the steaks I had to keep in mind that due to how lean the bison is that it required 1/3 LESS cooking time and heat! If you follow the directions as stated just remember the pesto needs to be divided (which it doesn't state). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2014
Wow! This was really good! I followed Sarah Stone's recommendation of marinating the steaks and I also grilled the steaks instead of pan frying. I used the Simple Garlic and Basil Pesto recipe from this site. I carefully grilled the steaks to 145 degrees (some may have been closer to 150) and they were fantastic. I'd never had bison before and have decided that I would eat it all the time if it weren't so expensive. Very tender. The pasta was OK (I added more pesto that recipe called for and also found it needed salt). I might tweak the pasta next time by adding a little more olive oil pepper salt oregano and a dash of red pepper. Otherwise outstanding recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/30/2013
This was just ok as written. The bison was flavorful but a little on the chewy side for my liking. The consensus at the table was the dish as a whole was lacking in flavor and was boring. Not sure I would make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2020
easy and solid mix of flavors. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2019
I made this with bison ribeyes instead of sirloin and it was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2019
Fabulous and easy. Good enough for company and easy enough for everyday. I used regular beef steaks as I have no idea where to get bison in Wisconsin. Read More
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