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Cooking Tips for Grass-fed Beef

The #1 tip for cooking grass-fed beef is cook at lower temperatures.

Grass-fed beef fat has a different consistency and less water than traditional grain-fed beef – cooking at a lower temperature helps maintain tenderness and juiciness.

 

The #2 tip for cooking grass-fed beef is do not overcook. 

Grass-fed beef is best if cooked rare to medium rare.  The primary reason for tough grass-fed beef is over cooking.  If you insist on well done, cook at a very low temperature in a sauce to add moisture.

 

Other tips:

  • Use tongs – if you pierce the meat with a fork, you’ll lose precious juices.

  • Do not thaw (or reheat) in the microwave.

  • Do not cook your grass-fed beef straight out of the refrigerator – allow your meat to come to room temperature for about 15 minutes before cooking.

  • Marinate your steaks (such as London Broil or Top Round).

  • When grilling, sear the steak quickly over high heat on each side then reduce heat to medium or low – watch your steaks carefully, your beef can go from perfectly cooked to overcooked in less than a minute.

  • When using a crockpot to cook a roast, always use the lowest setting.

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