Grass Fed Beef Recipes
Grass fed beef is leaner and care must be taken to not
overcook. We recommend that grass fed beef not be cooked beyond medium doneness
unless wet cooking methods are used. Try our pot roast or braising recipes for
some fantastic well done meat ideas.
For preparing grass fed steaks our favorite method is using
an oven safe skillet in your broiler. Cast iron works especially well. Prepare
your steaks by thawing them in a refrigerator or microwave beforehand and
getting them to near room temperature. You may season them if you wish. We
like to rub them with a little olive oil, salt, pepper and rosemary.
Preheat your broiler to the high setting. Heat the empty
skillet on the burner until the surface is moderately hot. If desired, you can
add a small amount of fat like butter or olive oil and wait until it just starts
to smoke. Immediately add the steaks and brown them for two minutes on each
side. The idea is to seal the outside of the steak to keep in the juices.
There should be a good sizzling sound when the meat hits the pan.
After browning, place the skillet and steaks directly under
the preheated broiler. Broil for two minutes each side for rare and four
minutes each side for medium with our 1 inch steaks. Thicker steaks will need a
little more broiler time. Serve immediately.
Steaks may also be grilled, pan fried or cooked on a
stovetop grill like the George Foreman grill. Grilling works well with our
premium steaks like the tenderloin, T-bone, Porterhouse and sirloin. Chuck and
round steaks will grill better if marinated first, especially with our teriyaki
recipe. As with other methods we do not recommend grilling beyond medium
Roasts should be well thawed before cooking for best
results. Thawing in a refrigerator for one day per three pounds of meat is the
best way. You may also use your microwave if it has a defrost cycle. Follow
the microwave oven's instructions for thawing roasts. Cook immediately after
thawing in an oven preheated to 350F.
We highly recommend using a meat thermometer with grass fed
beef roasts. We recommend that center temperature not exceed 155F (medium) for
best flavor with grass fed beef. Grass fed roasts can otherwise be prepared as
you would any other roast with seasoning to your taste. Leaner cuts like eye
round and chuck are best cut thin with a sharp carving knife across the grain of
Cooked Pot Roast