Cooking with Grass Fed Beef
Grass fed beef is leaner and cooks differently than grain fed beef. When cooked with just a few adjustments, grass fed beef is wonderfully tender. Below are some pointers to help you cook your premium quality, grass fed beef to perfection.
•Grass fed beef requires 30% less cooking time than grain fed beef.
•Achieve a delicious sear on your steak and then allow it to finish cooking at a much lower temperature.
•Always use tongs to turn steaks. Forget the fork: it will pierce the meat, allowing flavorful juices to escape.
•Grass fed beef is intended for rare to medium-rare cooking. Use a meat thermometer as a gauge of doneness rather than cooking time.
•Since grass fed beef is lower in fat, coat with a light oil to prevent drying and sticking.
•Baste to add moisture throughout the grilling process. Don’t forget grass fed beef requires less cooking time so don’t leave your steaks unattended.
•If roasting, reduce the temperature of your traditional recipes developed for grain fed beef by 50 degrees. This usually means around 275 degrees or at the lowest heat setting in a crock pot.
•Let meat rest for 10-15 minutes, then slice thinly against the grain to serve.