Have you heard what makes grass-fed beef different from the usual grain-fed variety? For one thing, grass-fed ranching is better for the welfare of the animals themselves, but it also involves better management of natural resources. The meat is also leaner and has a more favorable ratio of omega fatty acids. And just for tomorrow (September 7), you can purchase some of this ground grass-fed beef on sale for just $4.99 per pound at Whole Foods Market. There’s a limit of 10 pounds per person.
With two locations in town (1300 E. 86th Street in Indianapolis and 14598 Clay Terrace Blvd. in Carmel), you can choose the location most convenient for you to purchase beef while the sale lasts. All of the beef sold at Whole Foods must pass through Global Animal Partnership’s 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating program in order to see the shelves. To ensure that they well remain stocked, Whole Foods places the limit per customer at 10 pounds of beef for this particular sale. So if you’ve never given grass-fed beef a try, moo-ve in on this special offer on the north side of Indy.
To make the most of your purchase, our friends at Whole Foods pass along these grilling tips:
• Don’t cook grass-fed beef cold; it is best when removed from the refrigerator 15 minutes or so prior to cooking.
• When cooking on the grill, let the flames burn down more than is recommended for other meat. Also, it doesn’t need as much cooking time.
• When cooking in the oven, lower the oven’s cooking temperature by about 25°F, and the cooking time will stay about the same.
• Always use tongs, never a fork, to turn your beef; don’t press or flatten during cooking in order to retain precious juices.