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Lean beef vs marbled beef #6570899
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I posted awhile back about having a grass fed heifer given to me. Well, I got her back from the locker yesterday and grilled tbones tonight.
The steaks are very lean, and even though I cooked the heck out of them, they stayed rare. A well-marbled steak cooks fairly well pretty quickly but I pulled these off as they should've been done a long time ago. Fortunately, I kept only the tbones, ribeyes, minute steaks, and about 300# of burger. Live and learn!


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Re: Lean beef vs marbled beef [Re: Gary Benson] #6570906
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Stay away from Fat.Plugs your arteries.Cause of heart problems.

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Not much taste to lean meat IMO


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Re: Lean beef vs marbled beef [Re: Gary Benson] #6570923
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Were they tender? And you don't like rare meat?
I have had grass fed before and thought it was a waste
Of a animal. Lol



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Originally Posted by NE Wildlife
Were they tender? And you don't like rare meat?
I have had grass fed before and thought it was a waste
Of a animal. Lol

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Re: Lean beef vs marbled beef [Re: Boco] #6570937
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Originally Posted by Boco
Stay away from Fat.Plugs your arteries.Cause of heart problems.

Watching my grandmother eat the fat off of the kids plates after steak dinner when I was a kid might make you grossed out but by god that woman lived to be 92

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Was it a young heifer?
How did you cook it?

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The small piece of meat on one side of the bone was tender. On the other side of the bone, not tender. I don't mink pink meat, it just seemed odd it didn't cook as fast as a marbled slab of beef does.


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Re: Lean beef vs marbled beef [Re: Boco] #6570957
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Originally Posted by Boco
Stay away from Fat.Plugs your arteries.Cause of heart problems.


Fat is flavor. How's the poutine up north?

Re: Lean beef vs marbled beef [Re: Gary Benson] #6570961
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As far as the fat clogging arteries I think and feel most of it is genetics what got your parents is going to get you.

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Yes marbled beef will cook faster, especially on a grill. Put a tenderloin on that is an inch thick along with
A ribeye and I guarantee you the ribeye will be done first. I think It's because it's more porous and hear transfers
Through it faster.



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Originally Posted by Gary Benson
The small piece of meat on one side of the bone was tender. On the other side of the bone, not tender. I don't mink pink meat, it just seemed odd it didn't cook as fast as a marbled slab of beef does.

The small piece is the tenderloin the other is a NY Strip. Ny Strips aren't known for their tenderness due to a lack of marbling compared to a ribeye. The difference between a tbone and porterhouse is the size of the the tenderloin and the cost. I call both tbones

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Re: Lean beef vs marbled beef [Re: Gary Benson] #6571009
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Wild meat is much healthier for you because it is lean.
Tastes better too if you know how to cook it.
I much prefer it to farmed meat.

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Roasted ribeye fat, and roasted turkey skins are delicacies fit only for the gods......and me just to make sure they're not poisoned

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...mesquite wood fire seared steer fat....itís whatís for dinner


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Re: Lean beef vs marbled beef [Re: Gary Benson] #6571196
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I know what you are talking about. Being grass fed it likely lacks the marbling associated with corn fed beef. It is lean and will need to be cooked differently. Just like wild game - most people over cook lean meat and dry it out and toughen it up. Venison for example should only be cooked for a little while and eaten rare. Cook it longer, like grass fed beef, and it will dry out and feel like you are chewing on an old boot.

You can solve some of the lack of marbling by marinating the meat for hours/days and letting some of the protein structure break down - but again, do not overcook it.

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Probably done in a slow cooker, would help, I'm not much of a cook. But have never had tough meat out of a slow cooker. old243

Re: Lean beef vs marbled beef [Re: danvee] #6571213
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Originally Posted by danvee
As far as the fat clogging arteries I think and feel most of it is genetics what got your parents is going to get you.

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Re: Lean beef vs marbled beef [Re: Gary Benson] #6571271
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The fat off a charcoaled rib eye is my favorite.Best part of the steak !!!And when Im done with the bone,the dog don't even want it.

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People have enjoyed fat to survive for eons. No health troubles from it, either.

It is the combo of sugar and lifestyle culture that creates what's called sticky blood buildup . The combination of sugars and fat is what does it, along with lifestyle .

I appreciated a good medical health individual explaining this to me years ago, and learning of this further has added to that knowledge.

It isn't uncommon to find people now , all over the planet, who's culture and lifestyle are the same way , active, eat natural pure fat as part of an energy fuel addition , no sugar foods, or not too much , and live long healthy lives.

I choose a good marbled steak , or any beef, any time . Have enjoyed pure fat in meat , or added to meals, all my life .

I only make sure fat is consumed in a healthy form, no trans fats .

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Re: Lean beef vs marbled beef [Re: Sharon] #6571305
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A lot depends upon the type and amount of grass that is eaten or fed. High quality legume grass mixes grazed at say 12-15 inches (WI) down to 6-8 inches will give feed value levels over 200 RFV which is similar to most grains or a bit lower. The excess protein can be transformed into energy as well. With gains of 2.4-2.8 per day for stocker age cattle there will be marbling with this quality of forage. Another issue is age. The most efficient rates of gain in lean body tissue come when cattle are 4 to 16 months of age or so. They can also put on a lot of fatty weight then as well which is one reason feed lots will pay more for the 300-400 lbs. calves as they have more days of faster total growth. The grain grows a fast animal but also puts on additional fat which is they type of meat we prefer in general.
The beef I have enjoyed the best is beef that is on good forage with limited grain by that I say 4 lbs.per day until about 900 lbs. and then finish the last 90-120 days with 6-8 grain and the good forage. Most times these are about 18 months old and weigh 1300-1450 if beef or Holstein beef crosses. The Jersey angus crosses which I like the best are about 1150 and we start the extra grain at about 800 lbs.

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Re: Lean beef vs marbled beef [Re: Boco] #6571336
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Originally Posted by Boco
Stay away from Fat.Plugs your arteries.Cause of heart problems.



Fat is fuel, you need fat. Fat has 9 calories per gram, carbs and protein both have 4 calories per gram. Fat you eat doesn't necessarily get stored as fat on your body. Gotta have some fat, just make sure it's the right kind. Nothing wrong with natural fats, or natural whole foods of any kind, just stay away from the processed garbage (including sugar) and eat a balanced diet and you'll be okay.

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Gary, I wouldn't eat it. Send it to me and I'll let you know if I figure out a better way to cook it. smile


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I've bought T-bones from a local grocery chain labeled "Product of Mexico" that was the most tasteless meat I've ever eaten. Not much marbleing at all. Had to Marinate them to choke them down.

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Hanging weight was less than 500# so it wasn't fattened at all. I'll try the burger tonight and will also try marinating the steaks. Thanks for the feedback.


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I will take a 500# to 700# milk fat calf any day for butchering.

Prefer a Hereford or Angus or a cross of the two. Shorthorn ain't too bad.


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Burger was palatable! Ribeye next.


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Originally Posted by Sharon


"The secret to life- butter " smile

Try the Land O Lakes butter that has olive oil and sea salt in it.


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Big fat greasy beef steak fried in butter-snap snap snap-that's the sound of your arteries closing.
Much healthier and tastier to have a lean cut of moose [Linked Image]
in a stew with spuds,carrots and dumplings.

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No worries here Boco. Iím still on private health insurance, so I know Iíll get top notch care compared to socialized health care!!! Lol


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Potatoes aren't good for you now. Too much starch. Can't eat bread either! Too many carbs.


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Gary was that hanging weight for the whole steer, or just part of it? That seems small, I just bought a cornfed half at 459lbs. You'd think your meat should be good, what kind of beef?
Hey Boco, what's any of that have to with beef?

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Just sayin with any meat it is healthier to consume leaner cuts.And how you cook it also helps to reduce the harmful fat in your diet.A lot of lean cuts are better stewed.
I don't mind a marbled beefsteak on the BBQ,but at my age I limit that type of meal to a couple times a summer.I like bacon also but I pick cuts with less fat and don't fry it too often.I will broil it.
I guess the real message is moderation like anything in life.

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Originally Posted by flathead
Gary was that hanging weight for the whole steer, or just part of it? That seems small, I just bought a cornfed half at 459lbs. You'd think your meat should be good, what kind of beef?
Hey Boco, what's any of that have to with beef?

Black angus....Yes, hanging weight. It was a blind heifer two years old that left a lot to be desired....but she cost me two liters of Wiser's whiskey plus processing. Not a bad deal.
As far as healthy goes, I eat what tastes good. I'm gonna live forever. So far, so good.

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Originally Posted by Gary Benson
Potatoes aren't good for you now. Too much starch. Can't eat bread either! Too many carbs.

Not just the carbs in bread but the enriched wheat flour is bad for you.

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Sprung & Rusty is dead on when it comes to bread.

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I'm eatin' it anyway. With butter.


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