Tips for Cooking 100% Grass Fed Beef:
Grass fed beef is leaner than it’s grain-fed counterpart, it should be cooked at a lower temperature and for less time to preserve the moisture in the meat.
A meat thermometer will ensure that you cook your meat just the way you like it.
The desired internal temperature for grass fed beef are as follows:
* Rare 120 degrees F
* Medium rare 125 degrees F
* Medium 130 degrees F
* Medium well 135 degrees F
To achieve the desired temperature, remove the meat from the heat when it is 10 degrees shy of the temperature on the list. The residual heat will finish cooking the meat over the next ten minutes as you let it rest.
Thaw your meat on a plate in the refrigerator. We do not recommend using the microwave or hot water to thaw.
Use tongs or a spatula to turn the meat. Piercing the meat with a fork will result in the loss of valuable juices.
Add salt in the form of a rub, not in a marinade, which tends to draw out the moisture.
Advantages of Grass Fed Beef
Grass-fed beef is better for human health than grain-fed beef in many different ways.
Compared with grain-fed beef, grass-fed beef is:
- Lower in total fat
- Higher in beta-carotene
- Higher in vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
- Higher in B vitamins thiamin and riboflavin
- Higher in minerals calcium, magnesium, and potassium
- Higher in total omega-3’s
- A healthier ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids (1.65 vs 4.84)
- Higher in CLA (cis-9 trans-11), a potential cancer fighter
- Lower in the saturated fats linked with heart disease