Sustainable meat guide

Cooking with sustainably raised beef, lamb, and eggs gives you remarkable flavor and health benefits

Cooking with grass-fed beef

When raised entirely on grass, beef has a cleaner, lighter taste—and higher levels of beneficial Omega-3s

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How to cook it right

Beef that's conscientiously raised, good for you, and incredibly tasty―now that's something to sink your teeth into. Grass-fed operations are easier on the environment than grain feedlots are, and easier on the animals too (grass is, after all, a cow's natural diet). Grass-feeding also gives the meat a truer beef flavor that's not masked by the marbling of fat typical in grain-fed beef. Plus grass-fed beef is lower in saturated fats and higher in omega-3s and other essential nutrients.

Use our recipes below to cook up this delicious and healthy meat. Because it's so lean, though, it cooks in a flash (marbling slows heat conduction). So before you grill that grass-fed rib-eye, check out these 3 keys to success:
  1. Lower the heat. Grass-fed beef cooks fast. Instead of searing burgers and steaks, put them over a medium flame.
  2. Add moisture. With a larger cut (like a roast) that needs a longer cooking time, marinate or braise the meat to keep it from drying out.
  3. Don't overcook. Rare to medium rare grass-fed beef is tender, but medium to well-done is tough and chewy.


Grass-Fed Top Round Roast

Grass-Fed Top Round Roast

Tasty (and affordable) grass-fed top round makes an excellent roast when seared and cooked rare (beyond medium-rare, it will be tough).


Grilled Grass-fed Rib-eyes with Herb Lemon Butter

Grilled Grass-Fed Rib-eyes with Herb Lemon Butter

The clean, natural flavor of grass-fed beef shines in this thick steak topped with a decadent lemon-herb butter.


Grass-fed Burgers with Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Grass-Fed Burgers with Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Tender grass-fed beef makes these juicy burgers stand out. Chipotle barbecue sauce makes them irresistible.


Grass-fed beef viet-style

Vietnamese-Style Steak Salad

Lemongrass nicely complements the clean flavor of grass-fed steak in this herb and veggie-filled noodle salad.



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