Did you know grass-fed beef has a nutrition profile closer to salmon than to grain-fed conventional beef? With so many different ways to enjoy grass-fed beef as part of your diet, we’ve got some recommendations here for you, from burger tips to the best flavors and spices. Keep reading to find out more, and visit our blog for even more cooking insights.
Something that heavily differentiates grass-fed beef from conventionally-raised grain-fed beef is that grass-fed beef can taste very different based on the area the cows are raised and the type of grass they’re consuming. Individual marbling will also change the flavor from cow to cow.
For example, cattle that consumed mostly clover and alfalfa grass in Colorado will have a noticeably different taste than cattle raised in Georgia eating sorghum, legumes and bluegrass. This is a great incentive to try grass-fed beef from all over the country! Of course, we recommend purchasing from Dark Hammock Legacy Ranch. How could we not?
As for what to put on that beef, grass-fed beef does have a unique flavor profile. It’s important to season as such so as to lock in those flavors during cooking. One great recommendation is to baste with a healthy fat, such as olive oil, to keep the lean meat juicy and add a layer of rich flavor. To avoid dried-out burgers, try topping with canola mayonnaise during cooking.
When cooking, thin slices tend to retain their tenderness more than thick cubes. Thin slices will also speed cook time, but it’s important to make specific cooking decisions based on the cut and the individual piece of meat.
We hope this helps you craft the perfect meal for your family. For more information about Dark Hammock Legacy Ranch, visit our website today.