Low and slow are the watch words when cooking grass-fed beef to juicy, tender perfection. Please remember that Cognito Farm grass-fed beef has been dry-aged and is very lean. You may need to add a little oil or finely minced aromatic vegetables like carrots, onions and peppers to ground beef for juicier burgers, meatloaf or meatballs. Larger roasts benefit greatly when they’re cooked using a wet method like braising, or browned and then cooked on low for hours in a crock pot or slow oven.
A minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees should be reached for any ground meat. For steaks, you can cook to lower temps for rare and medium. We don’t recommend well-done grass-fed beef steaks unless you’re creating a new sole for your shoes. Watch it closely. Let it rest for a few minutes after removing from the heat (the temp will increase during resting). Enjoy!