Bear steak can be grilled in much the same way as you would grill beef cuts.
But remember two facts when dealing with bear meat. And I understand that part of this may discourage many from eating bear meat. But I’d rather that than have someone get sick due to my lack of giving information.
I assure you as long as you follow safe cooking practices, your bear steak will be delicious and safe to eat.
#1 - Bear steaks, as well as other cuts of bear meat, do not have the same fat content as beef. For this reason, bear meat will need additional larding or marinating for tenderizing.
#2 – And most important - *BEAR MEAT HAS TO BE THOROUGHLY COOKED DUE TO TRICHINOSIS TENDENCIES.*
TRICHINOSIS is a disease caused by parasites such as a round worm infection. TRICHINOSIS is mainly caused by eating undercooked meat containing encysted larval Trichinella. So be sure to cook the bear steak thoroughly and well done!
A good rule of thumb is to be sure to cook bear meat to an internal temperature of 160° F (71° C).
Now on to the grilled bear steak recipe.
There are two parts to the grilled bear steak recipe. One is the bear meat marinade, and the other is the basting sauce to be applied while cooking.
Grilled Bear Steak Marinade Ingredients:
1 cup dry sherry
1/2 cup salad oil
4 teaspoons prepared Wild Game Seasoning
Grilled Bear Steak Marinade Instructions:
Mix ingredients well in a large zipper bag. Then add the bear meat and move the meat around in the bag to make sure it is coated well with the bear steak marinade.
Place in the refrigerator overnight to be ready for cooking the next day. The longer the bear steak soaks the better, but not longer than 24 hours.
Grilled Bear Steak Basting Sauce Ingredients:
1/2 cup catsup
1/4 cup vinegar
1 6 oz. can tomato paste
1 clove garlic -- crushed
1 cup dry white wine
salt and pepper to taste
Grilled Bear Steak Basting Sauce Instructions:
In a bowl, mix ingredients together and refrigerate until ready to use. Take basting sauce out of the refrigerator 30 minutes before ready to use, stir and let sit at room temperature.
When you’re ready to cook the grilled bear steak, heat grill to a medium to medium-high heat.
Remove bear meat from the marinade, shaking off excess marinade. Discard the marinade.
Place the bear steaks on the grill and sear each side for a couple minutes each side. Adjust heat as needed.
Baste the top side of the bear steak, put the grill lid down and let cook a few minutes. Then turn steaks and baste the other side, close lid and repeat until the grilled bear steak reaches and internal temp of 160° F (71° C). Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!