One of the best things about being a farmer has been having our very own stash of quality, organic, grass fed beef available at all times, but I must say, the easiest and most versatile to use is our ground beef.
But, what's special about our ground beef?
It is Premium
You might think all grass-fed ground beef is equal, but in addition to being certified organic, ours is dry aged for at least a week and it comes from the whole cow. So all those delicious cuts of the rib and sirloin are ground up with the rest, giving our ground beef exceptional taste and even more health benefits including vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found in the WHOLE animal, and not just the scraps in typical ground beef.
It is Local
Yes, you might find grass fed ground beef these days in your nearest big box store, but keep in mind that while it might say it comes from the US, it probably doesn't. How? Read more on this blog post we wrote about the reversal of the "Country of Origin Labeling Law". Most likely your beef comes from far away places like Australia, New Zealand or South America, traveling halfway around the world to get to you. Ours will only travel from our Wisconsin family farm to your table.
In addition to being one of the most affordable beef products, the best part of ground beef is its versatility. I admit, before becoming a farmer, we rarely bought ground beef. For burgers occasionally or a specific recipe, but I just didn't think of it in my family meal rotations. However, having them handy in the freezer has been salvation for a quick family meal! Easy to defrost and with endless possibilities to use, it makes dinner planning and prepping super easy!
Here are 30 ways to USE GROUND BEEF (some with links to recipes!) to give you many ideas on how to use your Starry Nights Farm grass fed, ground beef:
and saving the best for last...
30. Wisconsin Butter Burger : )
Shop for your GROUND BEEF here and enjoy!
Marisa usually writes about nutrition, grass fed beef, organic agriculture, as well as sharing delicious recipes; Paul writes about farm work- sharing his stories and experiences, and sometimes... we both collaborate on a story!