Succulent Bison Skirt Steak

Serves: 2-3
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 3-4 minutes
Method: Searing

Whether you’re following a strict carnivore diet or are just looking for a really simple yet delicious meal, this Succulent Bison Skirt Steak recipe will hit the spot. This simple yet satisfying meal is so easy to make it will quickly become a favorite staple dish. Skirt Steak is one of our favorite cuts for a variety of reasons. It’s lean yet incredibly tasty and it’s usually less expensive than some of the flashier steaks, making it an excellent choice for a flavorful yet budget conscious meal.  


Recipe & photography from “The Essential Carnivore Diet Cookbook” by Erin Blevins (@shutupeats) and Vivica Menegaz. Posted with permission. 


  • 10-ounce-1.5 lbs Bison Skirt Steak or Elk Skirt Steak
  • 1 1/2 tbsp salt, sea salt or smoked salt if you have it
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp ground pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp rosemary, dried
  • 2 tsp thyme, dried
  • 1 tbsp paprika, smoked
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin powder, dried
  • 1 tbsp Bison Tallow


1. In a small bowl mix all of the dry ingredients together. 
2. Rub the skirt steak with bison tallow then rub the skirt steak with the dry rub. Let sit for 30 minutes. 
3.In a large frying pan over medium high heat fry each side of the skirt steak for 1-1:30 minutes each side. 
4. Immediately take the meat off the heat and place it on a plate so it stops the cooking process. 
5.Serve while it’s hot and with an an extra pinch of salt and fresh lime if desired. 

Nutrition Notes

This simple, calorically dense dish, Succulent Bison Skirt Steak, is high in omega-3 fatty acids and anti-inflammatory properties, which is helpful for overall inflammation reduction, gut health and joint health. 

About the Authors

Erin Blevins is the founder of shutupEAT, as well as a celebrity chef, fitness professional, nutritionist, competitive athlete, and private gym co-owner. Vivica Menegaz is the author of Keto Cooking for Healing and Weight Loss, co-author of 1,001 Paleo Recipes, and the founder of The Nourished Caveman. Together, they show the science of why this diet works and how to do it safely and effectively to live a healthier, better life. Their cookbook, The Essential Carnivore Diet Cookbook, has over 60 recipes that will not only help you lose weight, but improve your energy, heal your gut, and help inflammation. Built on the idea that our bodies are designed to primarily eat meat, the carnivore diet takes eating whole, unprocessed foods to another level by focusing on nutrient-rich beef, chicken, fish, organ meats, pork, and lamb, as well as low-lactose dairy and eggs. Erin and Vivica provide a variety of bold-flavored recipes so that there is always something new to try. 

Other tasty recipes you might enjoy:

whole elk tenderloin
bison bone broth