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Tips on Cooking Grass Fed Beef From our Founder and Executive Chef

Posted On: April 9, 2015

Grass fed beef has high protein and low fat levels, which is nature’s way. Grass fed beef will usually require about 30% less cooking time and like all meat, will continue to cook when removed from heat. Remove the beef from your heat source 10 degrees before it reaches the desired temperature.

Grass fed beef is best served rare to medium. If you like well done beef, then cook your grass fed beef at very low temperatures in a sauce to add moisture.

Since grass fed beef is extremely low in fat, coat the meat with a small quantity of grape seed oil, olive oil, or your favorite light cooking oil.

 

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If you like, coat your thawed steak with your favorite rub, place on a solid surface, cover with plastic and pound your steak a few times to break down the connective tissue.

Stove-top cooking is great for any type of steak . . . including grass fed steak. You have more control over the temperature than on the grill. You can use butter in the final minutes when the heat is low to carry the taste of fresh garlic or herbs through the meat.

Use a thermometer to test for doneness and watch the thermometer carefully.

Let the beef sit covered and in a warm place for half of the cooking time after removing from heat, to let the juices redistribute in the meat. For example, if you cook your steak for 8 minutes, let it sit for 4-6 minutes after cooking. You’ll love how juicy the steaks are!

Never use a fork to turn your beef . . . precious juices and flavor will be lost. Always use tongs.

Either thaw your beef in the refrigerator or for quick thawing place your vacuum sealed package in cold water for a few minutes.

Bring your grass fed meat to room temperature before cooking . . . do not cook it cold straight from a refrigerator.

Always pre-heat your oven, pan or grill before cooking your steaks.

When grilling, sear the meat quickly over a high heat on each side to seal in its natural juices and then reduce the heat to a medium or low to finish the cooking process. Also, baste to add moisture throughout the grilling process. Don’t forget grass fed beef requires 30% less cooking time so watch your thermometer and don’t leave your steaks unattended.

Enjoy nature’s finest grass fed steaks! Bon Appetit Y’all !

 

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