Grass Fed Beef vs Conventional Beef

Jul 16, 2012 by

You decide, which ground beef would you prefer to eat?

So, yesterday I browned ground beef for sloppy joes for the BWCA trip. Because Austin doesn’t tolerate conventional beef well (and needs gluten free,) I made two different batches of sloppy joes. One pan had a pound of grass fed beef from Whole Foods. The other had 4# of 93% lean beef from Cub Foods. Honestly, I never imagined there would be much of a difference when cooking it up. Was I ever surprised! As expected, the grass fed beef was very lean and cooked up with less than 1/2 tsp of grease (barely enough to even drain off.) The other beef was just plain gross. It was extremely greasy. It was just nasty the way it foamed up…yes, there was a white foam on top of the bright yellow pool of grease. After I browned the beef, I poured off two full soup cans of grease…can you believe that with 93% lean beef! Needless to say, I won’t even need to think twice when I pay $4.99/pound (on sale) for grass fed beef.

Really, what made the white foam appear in the beef when browning, what exactly is in that beef?

 

Conventional Beef; does it look good?

Grass Fed Beef

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