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COOKING TIPS FOR GRASS FED BEEF
Grass fed beef is extremely low in fat, you should take some care when cooking it. Grass fed beef is ideal at rare to medium rare!
As with any good cut of beef, you should not use a microwave to thaw grass fed beef and it should be brought to room temperature before cooking. Let it sit as you take it out of the refrigerator.
Grass fed beef has high protein and low fat levels, so the beef will usually require 30% less cooking time and will continue to cook when removed from heat.
You will need to remove the beef from your heat source 10 degrees before it reaches the desired temperature. Use a thermometer to test for doneness and watch the thermometer carefully.
Since grass fed beef cooks so quickly, your beef can go from perfectly cooked to overcooked in less than a minute. Let the beef sit covered and in a warm place for 8 to 10 minutes after removing from heat to let the juices redistribute.
Never use a fork to turn your beef - precious juices will be lost! Always use tongs.
For roasts, reduce the temperature from your regular beef recipes by 50 degrees i.e. 275 degrees for roasting or at the lowest heat setting in a crock pot. The cooking time will still be the same or slightly shorter even at the lower temperature. Again, watch your meat thermometer and don't overcook your meat. Use moisture from sauces to add to the tenderness when cooking your roast.