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Bison Recipes

Bison Tenderloin with Cherry-Onion Chutney


Tender bison accompanied by onions, pears and cherries. A perfect dish to get guests talking!

Bison Tenderloin with Cherry-Onion Chutney
Prep Time:
45 Minutes
Cook Time:
1 Hour
Serving:
4

Ingredients


  • 1, 3-pound bison tenderloin roast
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups frozen tart red pitted cherries
  • 1 medium pear, cored and chopped
  • Salt and black pepper

Directions


Bison Tenderloin

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  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Brush the 1 tablespoon oil over bison tenderloin roast. For rub, stir together salt, thyme, and coarsely ground black pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle mixture evenly over bison tenderloin; rub in with your fingers.
  3. Place bison tenderloin on a rack set in a shallow roasting pan. Insert an oven-going meat thermometer into center of the bison tenderloin. roast, uncovered, for 1 hour 10 minutes or until meat thermometer registers 135 degrees F for medium rare. (For medium, roast for 45 to 50 minutes or until meat thermometer registers 150 degrees F.)
  4. Transfer bison tenderloin to a cutting board. Cover bison tenderloin with foil; let stand for 15 minutes. Temperature of the bison tenderloin after standing should be 145 degrees F to 160 degrees F.
  5. Slice bison tenderloin across the grain and arrange on a serving platter. Serve with Cherry-Onion Chutney.

Cherry-Onion Chutney

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  2. Heat the 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Cook onions in hot oil for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove onions from skillet; set aside. Add brown sugar, vinegar, cinnamon, cloves and cayenne pepper to skillet. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Add cherries. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Add pears and cook for 5 more minutes or until pears are softened. Stir in cooked onion. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.