Does Grass Fed Beef Cook Differently?

Yes! 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.

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