Keep an Eye on the Time
Because of its lower fat content, grass-fed beef will cook in less time than conventional beef. So stay vigilant; don’t walk away from your cooking beef and invest in a quality cooking thermometer.
Always pre-heat the grill. Brush olive oil on the meat before grilling for easy browning and to avoid drying and sticking. When grilling, quickly sear both sides of the meat on high heat to seal in juices, then reduce to medium or low heat to finish cooking. Be sure to baste your meat throughout the cooking process to keep it moist.
When grilling hamburgers, add low-fat moisture to the meat to avoid dry patties: caramelized onions, olives or roasted peppers work well.
Additional Tips and Techniques
- Coat beef in olive oil for easy browning and to avoid drying and sticking
- Thaw your beef in the refrigerator or in water; never use the microwave
- Bring your meat to room temperature before cooking
- Always pre-heat your pan, grill or oven before cooking
- Add moisture and flavor to your meat with a good marinade
- Use tongs to turn meat, not a fork or anything else that can puncture the meat
- Let steaks rest for about 5-10 minutes before serving to allow juices to redistribute
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