Shopping Tips

Most cattle are fed a diet of grass until they are sent to a feedlot – where they are finished on corn. When possible, choose beef from cattle that are “100% grass fed” - it will be more expensive, but better for your health.

Cooking How-tos

The method used to cook beef is dependent on the cut. Cuts that are more tender, like filet mignon, should be cooked for a relatively short amount of time over high heat by grilling or sautéing. While less tender cuts, like brisket and short ribs, should be cooked for a longer time with lower heat by braising or stewing.

More On ribs

Ingredients: 2 1/2 pounds beef baby back ribs, cut into serving size pieces 1 medium onion, sliced 2 celery ribs, cut in half 2 tsps minced garlic, divided 1 tsp whole peppercorns 3/4 cup barbecue sauce 1 dash hot pepper sauce Place ribs in a 5- qt ...
Ingredients: rine 1/2 cup table salt or 1 cup kosher salt 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 racks baby back ribs (about 2 pounds each), or loin back ribs Spice rub 1 tablespoon sweet paprika , plus additional 1/2 teaspoon 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder 1 3/4 ...
Editor's note: The recipe and introductory text below are from Feast: Food to Celebrate Life, by Nigella Lawson. Nothing gives quite the flavor a rib roast does, but I know it's hard to carve.