TEXAS LONGHORN BEEF COOKING TIPS
The most important cooking tip with lean meat is to think low and slow. The fat in feedlot
beef serves as an insulator that heat must penetrate before it cooks the beef.
Grass-fed Texas Longhorn meat has less fat, so it cooks quickly. If you cook
lean beef as fast as feedlot beef, you will overcook the lean beef and the
meat will be tough.
Texas Longhorn Burgers
Texas Longhorn Burgers are easy to cook. Because they are so lean, they don't shrink as you cook
them and they cook about 30% more quickly, so watch them closely!
For a little different taste, you can add damp hickory or mesquite chips.
Don't be afraid to coat your Longhorn beef with any light oil, like, virgin olive oil, canola or
truffle oil, before you cook it. This will act as an insulator and help keep some of the moisture in the
steaks and roasts.
Another trick is to begin broiling your steak or roast when they are slightly frozen, this will help keep
them from losing some of that moisture. When grilling, start by searing both sides with high temperatures
to seal in the moisture, then go to a lower temperature.
Cook Texas Longhorn beef more slowly
If you are broiling steaks or grilling Longhorn burgers, place them farther away from the heating element.
Be careful not to cook the beef too long! Lean meat will become dry and tough if over cooked.
Flip your beef more frequently - it will cook slower. Use a crock pot to cook roast or stew meat - your
beef will always be tender and taste great!
When cooking in the oven: Put your roast in a pot with a little water, or other fluid, if you want to marinate
your roast in something. Put on a lid and cook at 200-250 degrees Fl Since grass-fed beef has high moisture
content, you don't have to add much fluid, and let the beef cook mostly in it's own juices. Add any vegetable,
such as carrots or potatoes the last hour of cooking and enjoy.
The smoker is a great way to cook Longhorn beef. Remember, Longhorn grass fed beef, like all grass-fed beef, is
going to have a little more chew to it...That's natural!
From the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America pamphlet