by Kimberly Roberto, co-author of Maximized Living Nutrition Plans
Conventional beef and grass-fed beef have their differences and it helps to know a few secrets to cooking grass-fed beef! Since grass-fed beef is much lower in total fat, it can become tough if not cooked properly. Learn the tricks to preparing grass-fed beef below.
Here are the basic tricks:
- Never over-cook! Grass fed beef is best cooked to medium-rare to medium.
- Use a tenderizing tool like the Jaccard Tenderizer. This does wonders for tenderizing grass-fed steaks.
- Marinate the beef for at least 30 minutes with olive oil, lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, salt, pepper, and spices.
- Cook on high only to sear then cook on low-med heat. Never cook on high heat.
- Never cut or puncture the beef while cooking – it lets all of the juices run out.
Follow the above steps and cook your grass-fed beef to desired doneness. Let the steaks sit for about 5 minutes before serving to seal in the juices. Serve with Chimichurri Sauce (recipe in the Maximized Living Nutrition Plans book).