Grass Fed Beef requires different cooking methods
When you cook grass fed beef, you’ll notice it cooks differently than beef you purchase in most markets. It’s free of injected fillers and leaner. Follow these tips for perfect grass fed beef meals.
Less Cooking Time – When you cook 3D Valley Farms grass fed beef, you’ll notice it cooks faster because it’s leaner. You’ll want to adjust your cooking time to a short time. Grass fed beef is intended to be cooked rare – 125 degrees F to medium rare – 135 degrees F. For well-done, turn down the temperature to a very low setting in a sauce to add moisture to keep the beef tender.
Add A Little Oil – Because grass fed beef is very low in fat, coat the meat in virgin olive oil or a light oil to add additional flavor.
Let it Rest – After you have taken the grass fed beef off the heat, the internal conduction will continue to raise the temperature of the beef by 5 or 10 degrees. Letting the beef rest will allow for the juices to mingle around and settle throughout the cut.
For grass fed steaks and burgers, remove from heat at 115 degree F for rare, 125 for medium rare. Cover the beef with foil and let it set for 10 minutes to allow for the carryover cooking to complete.
Slicing – After you have let the meat rest, cut it against the grain (the way the fibers run in the meat). When you slice it against the grain, the tenderness is enhanced making it taste that much better while chewing.