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Quality Grass Fed Ground Beef Recipes & Tips


First things first, while there are a few tricks to identifying quality beef just by looking at it, like the color and marbling (visible fat content), we will always preach the method of buying directly from a farmer or small business that you can talk to and trust. Period. We like the way Mark’s Daily Apple put it when he said:

“...the clearly superior version of beef comes from the grass-fed and –finished cows raised by ranchers committed to providing excellent stewardship of both soil and cattle.”

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk Ground Beef.

When it comes to Cotton Cattle’s Ground Beef, the meat in each package you receive will come from one specific animal. Many consumers don’t realize how important this is or even realize that’s not the case when you buy from massive food chains. In fact, a single package of a grocery store ground beef can contain meat from HUNDREDS of animals. Our grass fed beef is 85% lean and has two to four times more Omega-3 fatty acids than grain-fed beef. This is guaranteed in every package because the package is not a blend of multiple animals from multiple locations. All the meat comes from our farm and is managed by one set of very high standards.

If you need to take more than our word for it, here are some other characteristics from Know the Cause to consider:

Visibly, grass-fed beef looks different than conventionally raised beef. The fat is much darker and orange in color; this is due to the presence of beta-carotene. Cows fed grass consume a higher amount of vitamins, minerals and trace minerals; the meat is a dark, rich red color. Not least in importance is the difference in flavor; grass-fed beef has a stronger, richer flavor than conventionally raised beef.” 

Because of these superior qualities, grass fed needs to be prepared differently, too. In short, each cut is different but, overall, grass-fed beef is leaner than grain-fed beef so the cooking time will be about 10-25% shorter. Keep that in mind when you’re using grass fed beef in some of your classic house recipes, or if you decide to try some of these recipes that we gathered for you.

Bulgogi Ground Beef Bowls with Vegetables

You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (GF if needed)
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 cup cabbage
  • 1 cucumber, sliced thin
  • 1 red pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 cup carrots, shredded
  • 1/4 cup cilantro

Get the Recipe: https://www.slenderkitchen.com/recipe/bulgogi-ground-beef-bowls-with-vegetables

Fried Tacos with Ground Beef

You’ll Need:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup red or yellow bell peppers chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano preferably Mexican Oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 12 tortillas for frying
  • canola oil for frying
  • Sour cream and salsa for serving

Get the Recipe: https://highlandsranchfoodie.com/fried-tacos/

Easy Hummus Stuffed Burgers With Greek Cucumber Slaw

You’ll Need:

  • 1–1.25 lb grass-fed beef
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/3 cup Cedar’s Organic Hommus, divided (I used roasted red pepper)
  • Greek Cucumber Slaw
  • 1 large cucumber, sliced or spiralized
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • Other burger ingredients:
  • 4 buns of your choice (I used Barely Bread Savory Rolls)
  • Kalamata olives

Get the Recipe: https://rachlmansfield.com/mediterranean-hummus-burgers-cucumber-slaw/#tasty-recipes-24695

Grass Fed Beef & Zoodle Pad Thai 

You’ll Need:

  • 3 zucchini (medium) spiralized or thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound grass-fed beef
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • 8 ounces brown rice pad thai noodles
  • green onions for garnish
  • cilantro for garnish
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce or alternative like coconut aminos or tamari
  • 1 tablespoon spicy garlic sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup stock
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoon fish sauce

Get the Recipe: https://thecrookedcarrot.com/grass-fed-beef-zoodle-pad-thai/

Grass Fed Beef, Spinach And Quinoa Skillet

You’ll Need:

  • 1 lb beef, grass fed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup spinach, frozen
  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 8 ounce block of cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • sprinkle pepper
Get the Recipe: https://www.farmhouseonboone.com/grass-fed-beef-spinach-and-quinoa-skillet

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