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Posts Tagged ‘marinated meat’

Can’t Judge A Cow By It’s Color

Posted by terrepruitt on December 16, 2014

Did you know that beef from a grass-fed cow has to be cooked differently than meat from a cow that is not grass-fed? It is an interesting challenge. Last year we went in on the purchase of a grass-fed cow. When cooking it, you have to really watch it and learn the timing of how to cook it because it doesn’t LOOK the way beef from corn-fed cows look. It always looks raw . . . .at least the ground beef. Pictured here is an absolutely fully cooked burger. See how red it is? Why does it look like that?

The meat cooks faster, plus it never LOOKS cooked. So, as I said, it has to be watched and it is cooked by time not looks.

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Same goes with hamburgers.  When we make hamburgers from corn-fed beef, I like to put chopped onions in them. I like to sauce them up. They need the flavor of sauces – at least worcestershire . Well, not these babies. A little garlic salt and garlic powder and it was good to go. It was soooo good.

Since we enjoy the flavor of the meat so much and we think a grass-fed cow is healthier and therefore healthier for us to eat, we went in on the purchase of another cow.

And, my tired ole refrain. I was not planning on posting about it, so I only have this picture – but after dinner I couldn’t come up with anything to post and I am wondering about the way this beef cooks so I thought I would put it out there.

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I also took the freezer picture because we were not certain the meat would fit in our freeze, but we took, everything out that we could live with out in the freezer. Then my hubby packed it all back.  We were able to put back everything that NEEDS to be frozen.  I was relieved and happy at my hubby’s tetris job.  I took that shot to show the same person because the first cow was our cooler full, this one was the cooler and a box.  As we were driving home my husband said, “Looking at that amount of meat . . . I don’t think it would fit in our freezer even if there was nothing in it.”  Ha.  We under estimated the capacity of our freezer.  I am so glad we bought the big frigerator so many years ago.  Whew.

So, do you buy grass-fed beef?  Does it cook up like corn-fed beef (the color)?  If not, do you know why?  Does it taste so much more yummy to you?

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Poboylivinrich Rainbow-Stuffed Chicken

Posted by terrepruitt on November 8, 2012

This week I have been in training all week.  Nia calls its trainings “intensives”.  I have been in one all week for Blue Belt.  It is about 40 hours of a lot of information.  So I am sharing something about a recipe I have made and love.  As you may know, I only like to eat meat that has been marinated.  I figured out that I don’t really like the taste of meat.  So I like it to have soaked in something a long time to give it a different flavor.  I’ve shared with you the fact that we now freeze our meat in the marinade.  A couple of weeks back we took a weekend trip to Costco, so we spent a couple of hours after our shopping trip making marinade bags and trimming the meat and putting it in its separate bags.  Originally we had a problem with the marinated meat in a bag because we could not tell if it is whole steaks or cut up steak.  We have taken meat out expecting one thing only to get the other, so I finally learned to label the bags.  I can tell the beef from the pork from the chicken at least.  The reason I am explaining about marinating meat is because I found one recipe which I didn’t marinate the meat and I loved it.

The recipe is from Po’ Boy Livin’ Rich, he calls it Rainbow Stuffed Chicken.  It is boneless chicken breasts stuffed with bell peppers.  You use red bell pepper, green bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, and orange bell pepper.  Red onion helps add to the rainbow.  I love bell peppers as you know if you have read some of my posts.  Also, if you have read any of my posts you know I love cheese and mushrooms and this recipe has that too!  Yum.  This recipe really hits on all of my favorites.

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia at the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, ZumbaSome people do not like sweet peppers because of their strong flavors and I bet it is because of their strong flavors that I can eat this meat without it having been marinated.  The peppers provide enough flavor.  And, of course, there is salt and pepper, but again, if you’ve read my blog for a bit you know I don’t like pepper!

Another thing I really like about the recipe is that you don’t cook the vegetables beforehand so the peppers don’t get too cooked.  I LOVE raw bell peppers, but I am not a big fan of the cooked variety.  So not cooking them before stuffing them into the chicken allows them to remain crunchy and not get too cooked.

I actually think I left out the mushrooms.  I just used the peppers.  That was an accident as I love mushrooms.  I think I might cook the mushrooms up a bit, because while I love my bell peppers raw, I like my mushrooms cooked.  I like this dish very much.  I actually have not made it recently and looking at the pictures makes me want to go make it for dinner now.  I don’t have all the colors of bell peppers, so I will wait until I do.  I encourage you, if you like chicken and bell peppers, to try this recipe.  You will not be sorry.  It is easy, but it takes like it is a difficult thing to make.  Ya know, one of those recipes!

You can find this tasty recipe at:  Po’ Boy Livin’ Rich Recipe: Rainbow-Stuffed Chicken

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