Grilling buffalo on your grill will be a real treat. buffalo is just as hearty and flavorful as beef if not more so and is much leaner. It naturally doesn’t have much fat, and rarely any real marbling. So, if you are used to a medium well steak, then you will need to settle for medium or medium rare in buffalo. In fact! Medium rare is the normal temperature for buffalo.
You can cook buffalo dry like a regular steak but for a juicier and moister steak, you should consider marinating it first. Here’s a fantastic recipe for a great marinade you should try. It is 3/4 cup of (cheap) red wine a third cup of olive oil, 4 cloves minced garlic, a teaspoon of onion powder, a half teaspoon salt and a quarter teaspoon of black pepper. I substitute the black pepper for hotshot, which is a black pepper/red pepper mix and up the quantity to a full teaspoon..
Pour your mixture into a resealable plastic bag, close and shake the bag to thoroughly mix. With your fork, make several stabs into the steaks to help the steaks to absorb the marinade. Then reopen the bag, place the buffalo steaks in the bag, seal and shake some more to insure the steaks get completely covered. Place the bag into the refrigerator for 4-8 hours.
Preheat the grill for medium heat. Take the steaks from the bag. Place steaks onto grill and cook for 4-6 minutes per side.
As a side note: You can cook buffalo burgers the same way too. You can flip em on your grill like beef, but, just remember you should cook them medium, or you’ll be making rocks.
Just like in the old west, when they had some really good eatin, it would be some great buffalo steaks. Sorta makes you hanker for some old fashion hand cranked ice cream huh? Yep, and you know what? That buffalo tastes great! And… You cooked it on your grill.