4 Unexpected Ways to Use Ground Beef

4 Unexpected Ways to Use Ground Beef

It is time for ground beef to shine.

People who love beef will wax poetic about cuts of steak. Striploins and ribeyes and filets get all the glory in conversations with carnivores about their beloved red meat.

But what about ground beef?

Ground beef has long been the scorned younger sibling of the mighty steak. It has endured the disdain of beef-lovers everywhere for far too long.

Enough is enough.

It is time for ground beef to shine.

But not all ground beef is created equal.

Much of the ground beef that is available in grocery stores is grain-finished beef that comes from cows. Farm 2 Fork ground beef, on the other hand, is grass fed beef that comes from steers.

So, what is the difference?

Grain- finished cows will start out eating grass and are then sent to a feedlot. On the feedlot, they are fed a steady diet of grains. For ruminants like cows, grains are like candy and ice cream to their system. Delicious, fattening, and not so nutritious. The grain diet fattens them up quickly, so they can be sent to slaughter faster.

Grass-fed cows, as you can imagine, are not fed grain. They start and end their lives eating grass out in the pasture. As a result of all the variety in the animal’s diet, grass fed beef contains a more complex flavour profile.

What about beef that comes from cows vs steers? (And which one does the grass fed ground beef in Ottawa come from?

A steer is a male animal under 30 months old.

A cow is a female that has given birth to a calf.

All the best quality steaks come from steer meat, so it makes sense that ground beef from steer meat is similarly superior quality.

Grass fed ground beef from steers is deliciously lean and oh-so-flavourful. It packs an incredibly powerful beefy flavour punch right to the taste buds.

This is no time for regular old chili or spaghetti sauce. Grass fed ground beef deserves to be the main attraction at dinner.


Get delicious, premium quality grass fed ground beef in Ottawa and surrounding areas!

These steers were born and raised in the rolling hills of Ontario, where people work hard and a handshake means something. (Nostalgia aside, this is the best start-to-finish, 100% grass-fed ground beef on the market!)

Here are 4 unexpected ways to feature grass-fed ground beef:

  1. Kung Pao Sloppy Joes: The mouth-watering flavours of Chinese takeout with the fun of a sloppy joe.
  2. Mexican Lasagna: A ridiculously tasty combination of tacos and lasagna – two of the greatest comfort foods.
  3. Gyro Burgers with Tahini Sauce: Give burger night a much-needed update with some Mediterranean flavour.
  4. Ground Beef Wellington: Serve on your fanciest dinnerware. (Impressions of Gordon Ramsay mandatory while serving.)
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