Most of us grew up on cheap, corn-fed beef, with a mild flavor and high fat content. The biggest mistake people make when switching to grass fed is cooking it the same way. So we’ve rounded up a few tips to help you transition into the grass fed world:
1. If you’re not used to the flavor of grass fed beef, but still want the health benefits, start with ground beef in heavily seasoned dishes like chili or curry.
2. Make your own grass fed beef burgers with vegetables like onions or peppers mixed in, or start with ½ beef, ½ ground pork burgers to get used to the flavor of grass fed beef.
3. Grass fed beef is easy to overcook. If you typically prefer your steak medium-well, cook your grass fed steak to medium and let it rest.
4. Cook your meat in a high quality fat, and finish with raw and/or grass fed butter to mimic the higher fat content of grain fed beef.
5. Always use a hot skillet or cooking surface (cast iron is recommended) to sear, and then finish on a lower heat to cook to your desired temperature.
Our favorite recipes for grass fed newbies:
Emergency Meatballs from Stupid Easy Paleo
This recipe calls for ½ grass fed ground beef and ½ ground pork for a milder and more versatile flavor.
All Meat Paleo Chili by Laura Fuentes
Garlic, cumin and cayenne help mask the flavor of grass fed beef so you can get used to the difference.
How to Cook the Perfect Tender Grass Fed Steak by Chelsea Green
Follow this guide to add butter, tallow or rendered lamb fat to your grilled grass fed steak.
Ready to give it a try? Shop all our in stock grass fed beef here.
What tips do you have for cooking grass fed beef?