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Ideas on How to Cook Organic Beef

If you’ve never compared organic grass fed beef to the factory-farmed grain fed beef found in most supermarkets, you would probably be wildly surprised by the difference.
There is a distinct difference in color between the two types of beef and the organic beef is conspicuously less fatty - indeed almost having no fat at all. Organic grass-fed beef is a healthier source of protein and much higher in essential Omega 3 fatty acids than other beef because of the cattle’s clean pasture diet which consists exclusively of pesticide-free high quality grasses, hays and alfalfa. Organic beef is also free of hormones, antibiotics and grain that are the usual staples of most beef cattle’s diets.

Cooking organic beef

To cook organic beef one has to remember to cook it somewhat differently than you would cook regular beef because of the lower fat content and more delicate flavor. When meat has little or no fat, heat is conducted much quicker and the meat can become very tough. To keep organic beef tender, it must be cooked slowly and at lower temperatures. For instance, if you are broiling organic grass fed beef, place it further away from the heat source or coals and cook it for a longer period of time.

Remember not to overcook the beef because even the tenderest cuts of beef will dry out and toughen up if you overdo the cooking. You should be aiming for a doneness of medium to rare. Another tip is if you finish the cooking process at a lower temperature, the beef will stay tender.

If you are a “well-done” type of person, don’t grill it at all, but cook it pot roast style at a low temperature for a longer period of time. Crock-pots and organic grass fed beef work well together, especially the less tender cuts such as chuck roasts or arm roasts.

Most good supermarkets will now give you the option to buy Organic Beef. It is usually a little more expensive than factory farmed beef but for good reason. Not only is the organic lifestyle better for you and your family but it is also an upgrade to the cattle’s lives as well. Eating organic is also beneficial to the environment. All of these reasons make organic beef well worth the price increase.

Once you learn the subtle differences between cooking organic beef compared to grass or grain fed beef, you will be able to easily incorporate this healthy option into your life. In fact, choosing organic beef from a sustainable farm may just be the best change you can make in your diet this year.

Article courtesy of MomsKitchenGadgets.com – a great resource for reviews on the Panasonic Bread Maker, the Best Food Processor, and some of Mom's favorite Kitchenaid Attachments.

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