Chili-Espresso Rubbed Buffalo Steak

Do you LOVE steak but try to avoid it due to the abundance of growth hormones, steroids, and antibiotics that are injected into today’s livestock? Me too. That’s why I often choose buffalo meat over beef.  To start, buffalo meat is over 50% lower in fat than typical beef. Besides being way lower in fat, buffalo is also way more natural than most beef in the US.  90% of the buffalo farms in the United States are free-range and the animals consume a natural grass diet. Buffalo meat is free of antibiotics and growth hormones that are given to non-organic cattle. So if you have trouble finding organic, grass-fed beef, give buffalo a try! You won’t regret it!

And don’t worry, it is a common misconception that buffalo meat is “gamey”but in reality, it tastes almost exactly like organic, grass-fed beef!

Now on to the recipe….


2 lbs of bison ribeye or NY strip steaks. (enough to serve 4)

1 tablespoon organic brown sugar

1 tablespoon of your favorite ground espresso beans

1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic

1 teaspoon of dried minced onion

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of chili powder

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper



1. Add ingredients for the rub in a small mixing bowl and mix to combine

2. Add rub generously to outside of meat and rub it in

3. Let the rubbed meat sit at room temp covered in plastic for 15 minutes before cooking

4. Cook steaks on a hot grill for about 5 minutes on each side for a 1in thick steak. This will come out medium rare but feel free to cook longer if you like your steak more well done.

5. Enjoy… serves-4


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