Grass-Fed Beef: What You Need to Know

Chances are, you’ve at least heard the term “grass-fed beef” being used more frequently lately, especially among people who truly care about the food they eat. It pops up on the menu in popular diets and appears in high-end, gourmet restaurants. Clearly, there is a true appreciation for grass-fed beef blossoming in mainstream society. But how much do you really know about what “grass-fed” actually means in terms of what ends up on your plate? I’d like to clarify a few points that seem to get lost in translation sometimes.

  • Grass-fed beef is not tough at all. Some folks mistakenly think that the lower fat content of grass-fed beef will cause the meat to be tough and hard to chew. Nothing could be farther from the truth! Sure, grass-fed beef is definitely leaner than conventionally raised beef, but that simply does not affect how tender and succulent that steak will be when it comes off the grill.
  • It’s really not difficult to cook grass-fed beef. You’re going to want to cook grass-fed beef a little differently than you would grain-fed beef, but there’s really no trick to it. Just turn the temperature down a little bit, and leave the meat on a bit longer than you normally would. Low and slow is the key to success here.
  • Grass-fed beef can easily fit into your budget. The sad reality is that conventional beef prices are deliberately manipulated to be cheap because the producers are using poor farming practices and injecting their cattle with artificial growth hormones. This is not the way Dark Hammock Legacy Ranch chooses to raise their animals! The best way to get a good deal on high quality, grass-fed beef is to go straight to the source. You’ll get the best prices and service by dealing directly with the ranchers in your area who care about their customers and their cattle. Plus, you’ll get the added satisfaction of knowing that you are contributing to your local economy.

We hope that this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about the quality and accessibility of grass-fed beef. It is a delicious, highly nutritious, and ethical alternative to conventional, factory-farmed, grain-fed beef. When you are ready to fill your freezer with some truly exceptional meat, please consider contacting Dark Hammock Legacy Ranch. We hope to hear from you soon! 

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