Grass-fed beef makes a delicious meal. Whether you’re cooking a steak or putting a round in the slow cooker, you can come up with delicious meal options. Some people new to cooking grass-fed beef might not realize there are different cooking techniques to consider. Since grass-fed beef is different from conventionally-raised beef, there are some adjustments to make while cooking your beef to achieve the most delicious results. At Dark Hammock Legacy Ranch, we’ve got some tips today to make your meal the best it can be, along with more cooking advice and recipes available on our blog

  • Don’t Overcook
    Because of the lower fat content in grass-fed beef, and the differences in those fats, grass-fed beef can get dried out if overcooked. This is easy to manage by altering your cooking methods and keeping a careful eye on that thermometer. Grass-fed beef is best served medium rare, and experts recommend pulling it off the heat 10 degrees before it hits that target temperature to allow it to continue cooking without the danger of going over. To learn more about the nutrition of grass-fed beef and how we raise our cattle, visit our website.
  • Always Preheat and Pre-Thaw
    Never place a cold steak onto a cold pan or in a cold oven, as you’ll lose the juices in the meat as the beef and pan heat up together. Instead, preheat the pan or oven and allow the meat to defrost in the refrigerator before cooking. Then give your defrosted beef 30 minutes at room temperature before cooking.
  • Marinades are Your Friends
    Marinades and rubs are a great way to add unique flavor combinations to your meal. Both are extremely easy to use, making them perfect for planning a low-stress holiday meal or a busy, weeknight dinner. We recommend marinating in a plastic bag in the refrigerator and using a mechanical tenderizer to allow the flavors to penetrate the surface.
  • Sear It
    Let’s not forget one of the most popular (and easiest) methods to cooking delicious grass-fed steak. Sear over high heat, then switch to low heat to finish cooking to temperature. Use garlic and butter to maintain the juices and let the meat rest before cutting.

You’re sure to impress friends and family with these delicious cooking tips. To get your quality beef from Dark Hammock Legacy Ranch, visit our website