Cooking Tips & Recipes

Waseda Farms® Organic Grass Fed Beef Cooking Tips

The biggest mistake people make when cooking grass-fed beef is over-cooking it. Following these rules will help ensure don't make that mistake.

Lower the cooking temperature.

Grass-fed beef is leaner than its fully grain-fed counterpart, and thus you need to cook it at a slightly lower temperature (at least 50 F) for 30-50% less time. If you don't, you can cook off the fat that's there and are left with a dry, tough, unappealing piece of meat. (The more cooked your grass-fed beef, the more Omega 3s and CLA you lose.)

Invest in a meat thermometer.

Grass-fed beef is leaner, you don't have the same kind of wiggle room for mistakes like when cooking other beef. A meat thermometer will ensure you cook it perfectly every time. The desired internal temperatures for grass-fed beef are:

* Rare — 120F

* Medium Rare — 125F

* Medium — 135F

* Medium Well — 145F

* Well — 155F

You can always throw a steak back on the grill. But you cannot un-cook a steak.

REMEMBER! To achieve the desired temperature, remove the meat from heat when it's about 10F shy of what's on that list. The carryover heat will finish cooking the meat over the next ten minutes as you let it rest. Then you can throw it back on the grill or in the oven for 1-2 minutes to heat it back up.

Start steaks and roasts at room temperature.

It will take less time to reach the ideal internal temperature while cooking. This gentler cooking method will help your meat stay juicy and delicious.

Don't play with your meat.

Avoid the temptation to poke steaks or roasts with forks or pat burgers down with spatulas. This lets all that delicious fat escape, giving you a less juicy end result.


Give your meat a rest.

Have you ever taken your meat off the grill and cut into only to find the inside red and juicy and the outside edges gray and dry? When you're done cooking your meat, let it rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing into it. Like a sponge, the gray outer areas will absorb the juice from the center of the meat. This will leave you with an even cooked piece of meat.

After it has rested, return the meat to the grill or oven for 1-2 minutes to warm it back up. You will notice a huge difference!

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