The 4 Best Ways To Cook Grass-Fed Beef
Summer is here, and for Canadians that means cookout season! If you want to serve the healthiest, most environmentally friendly options to your guests this summer, then you buy grass-fed beef from truLOCAL. Grass-fed beef is not only packed with vitamins and healthy fats, it is also much more flavourful than feedlot-raised beef. Here are the four best ways to get the most out of that natural, grass-fed flavour.
1. Charbroiled Grass-Fed Striploin Steak
For many Canadians, there is no better way to spend a weekend afternoon than grilling up some tasty barbeque. And with truLOCAL’s fresh meat delivery service, it’s easier than ever to have the very best cuts delivered right to your door.
When charbroiling a steak, the key is to keep things simple. Move the coals around to create a high-heat sections and medium-heat sections, and start the steak off on the highest heat possible. When you can see grill lines starting to form, flip the steak over, and when both sides have been grilled switch to lower heat. This will guarantee that the steak cooks through without causing the meat to contract and become tough.
2. Pan-Seared Striploin
As much fun as barbequing can be, it’s also possible to enjoy the great taste of grass-fed striploin inside. Simply apply a dry rub of pepper, salt, and garlic to the steak, heat up a cast-iron frying pan, and sear both sides for two minutes over high heat. This caramelizes the sugar on the surface of the steak and seals in the delicious juices. Once the outside of the steak starts to turn brown, move the frying pan into the oven and cook on a low heat for another 10-15 minutes. This will ensure the steak doesn’t get too tough, and helps bring out the best of its natural flavour.
3. Grilled Grass-Fed Beef Burgers
Enjoying the great taste of grass fed beef doesn’t always meaning having a steak. To those who order their grass fed beef through truLOCAL’s delivery service, we offer grass fed beef in the form of ground beef and bone broth as well as striploin steaks.
A great way to make your own grass-fed beef patties is by mixing grass-fed ground beef with egg, breadcrumbs, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and pepper. This will give your patties great consistency while also bringing out the natural flavours of the beef itself. When grilling the burgers, make sure to start with a high heat to seal in the juices, and don’t flip the burgers more than once. This guarantees that the meat does not dry and crumble due to over-handling.
4. Natural Grass-Fed Beef Chili
Ground beef is an essential component in many dishes, but if you want to bring the natural taste of grass-fed beef together with Southwestern-style cooking, grass-fed beef chilli is one of the best ways to do it.
When making chilli with grass-fed beef, be sure to marinate the beef in spices for a few hours before starting the chilli itself. Allowing it to take in the rich flavours of red pepper, paprika, and cayenne will bring out the natural flavour notes within the beef itself. With truLOCAL you can also have fish delivered to your home so if you really want to throw a Tex-Mex feast, consider pairing the chilli with a slow-cooked whitefish po-boy.
When cattle is raised on a more natural diet, the difference manifests itself very clearly in the flavour and texture of the meat, which is why grass-fed beef has come to be prized not only for being more environmentally friendly, but as a better-tasting alternative to feedlot beef. However you decide to cook your beef this summer, with truLOCAL’s grass-fed beef options, you are guaranteed to serve the best.