Balsamic & Herb Bison Steak Salad

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I am not a big red meat eater, but I have been wanting to cook with it for a while now. Steak tends to be too fatty for my liking so I came across a bit of information about bison. It’s a lean read meat, packed with awesome flavor, and the bison are naturally grass-fed and free of hormones. All in all, I think bison meat is better than cow meat! Plus it’s always fun to try something that’s a little different.

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I like my meats pretty rare so I did not cook mine as long as this recipe calls for, but the bison turned out great. It was juicy and flavorful, and it was relatively easy to make in a short amount of time. Pairing this with a leafy green salad made for the perfect lunch!

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This recipe makes enough for two entrée salads.

Ingredients
-8 0z. Bison Steak
-8 cups spring mix
-cherry tomatoes (quartered)
-red onion
-any other veggies of your choice

Ingredients (bison marinade)
-2 Tbsp olive oil
-3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
-1 tsp dried basil
-1 tsp dried oregano
-1 tsp garlic powder
-1 tsp dried sage

Ingredients (balsamic vinaigrette)
-3 Tbsp olive oil
-1/3 cup
-1/2 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp pepper
-3 cloves garlic (minced)

In a gallon baggie, combine all ingredients for the bison marinade. After tenderizing your bison, place it in the marinade and allow it to sit for at least two hours. When you are ready to cook, preheat oven to 200 degrees. Heat grill pan on high heat then sear each side of the bison for 1 minute. Once you have seared the sides, place the grill pan in the oven and cook for 20 minutes. In a large mixing bowl combine lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, and any other veggies you’d like. In a measuring cup combine all ingredients for balsamic vinaigrette and set aside. Once the bison is done, remove from oven and let cool for at least ten minutes to absorb the most juices. Pour the vinaigrette over the lettuce salad and toss well. Divide evenly between two plates. Slice the bison and place on top of the bed of salad. Serve and enjoy!

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