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Bison Tenderness

The inherent tenderness of individual cuts depends on two factors:

  1. Location of the muscle
    Active muscles have more connective tissue.
  2. Maturity of the carcass
    Older animals have more
    connective tissue.

Bison meat is lower in fat and higher in moisture than its cousin beef. This means bison will cook more quickly than beef. Since bison muscle has little or no marbling, do not cook steaks & roasts past medium done stage.

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Meat Cuts

Bison Tenderloin Side Seam OnMost Tender
Bison Tenderloin Chain OffMost Tender
Bison ShortloinMost Tender
Bison Butt TenderMost Tender
Bison StriploinMost Tender
Bison Striploin Centre CutMost Tender
Bison Ribeye 0x1 Lip OnMost Tender
Bison Ribeye 0x0 Cut in 1/2Most Tender
Bison Rib FCOMost Tender
Bison Rib FCO (Longbone) TomahawkMost Tender
Bison Top Sirloin Butt Cap OnMost Tender
Bison Top Sirloin Butt (Heart of Rump)Most Tender
Bison Inside Round Cap OnMedium Tender
Bison Inside Round Cap OffMedium Tender
Bison Inside Round Cap Off DenudedMedium Tender
Bison Eye of RoundMedium Tender
Bison Eye of Round DenudedMedium Tender
Bison Knuckle Peeled (Sirloin Tip)Medium Tender
Bison Knuckle Peeled DenudedMedium Tender
Bison Flank SteakMedium Tender
Bison Outside RoundMedium Tender
Bison Outside DenudedMedium Tender
Bison Round 4 Piece ComboMedium Tender
Ponderosa HipMedium Tender
Bison Striploin Butt EndMedium Tender
Bison Top Sirloin Cap (Coulette)Medium Tender
Bison Petite Tender (Clod Tender)Medium Tender
Bison Chuck FlatsMedium Tender
Bison Hanging TenderMedium Tender
Bison Chuck TenderMedium Tender
Bison Tri-TipMedium Tender
Bison Flat Iron (Top Blade)Less Tender
Bison Shoulder ClodLess Tender
Bison Shoulder Clod DenudedLess Tender
Bison Heart of the Clod DenudedLess Tender
Bison Chuck Roll 1x1Less Tender
Bison Brisket Deckle OffLess Tender
Bison Inside SkirtLess Tender
Bison Short Ribs (2' Cut)Less Tender
Bison Short Ribs (Plate)Less Tender
Bison Chuck Short Ribs (2' Cut)Less Tender
Bison Chuck Short Ribs (Plate)Less Tender
Bison Brisket ShortplateLess Tender
Bison Back RibsLess Tender
Bison Osso Bucco (2' Cut)Less Tender
Bison Hind ShankLess Tender

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