Ever wondered how to cook grass-fed beef? We’ve got the perfect recipe!
Did you know that grass-fed beef should actually be cooked a little differently than grain-finished, commercially-available beef? We’re here to give you some shopping and cooking tips.
Many people believe that grass-fed beef is leaner than conventional beef. While that’s typically true, the differences go much deeper than that. Grass-fed cattle forage for their food, and that motion truly changes the muscular integrity of the beef.
Make no mistake, grass-fed beef is still very tender. We can help to ensure we’re getting the best product to our table by cooking it gently and to work with the meat specifically. The muscular integrity that’s special to grass-fed beef means there will be more variation among different farmers and breeds. Learning to work with the cut you have is the best way to ensure a delicious meal. To learn about Dark Hammock Legacy Ranch’s farming practices, visit our website.
When cooking a grass-fed steak, we want to cook the beef so that it has a light crust on the exterior. After that is achieved, finish cooking the steak at a lower temperature. This allows the natural sugars to caramelize while ensuring the muscle fibers don’t contract too quickly, creating a tough piece of meat. Cooking at too high of a temperature can result in a dry or chewy dinner.
Whether cooking your steak inside on a cast-iron skillet or outside on your favorite grill, we recommend starting with some spices to rub into the surface. While exact recipes vary, experts recommend searing the steak for a few minutes before cooking it for a longer period of time on a lower heat. The internal temperature you’re looking for is 120-135 degrees Fahrenheit.
Follow these steps and you’ll be sure to have a tasty steak. It’s important to start with the right product though. Visit our website to purchase quality grass-fed beef directly from the source.