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Grass Fed vs. Grain Fed Beef - Your Opinion

Do you prefer grain fed or grass fed beef? I’ve recently begun buying grass fed beef from a farmer’s market, and I really like it. It’s been ground meat since I’ve just recently been able to chew since my surgery, am no where near steak status yet.

The meat tastes beefier and it’s got a better mouth feel. It’s a bit lower in fat, but that’s easily fixed. I’m wondering about steaks and such for when I’m up to it. Now, I’ve never been a fan of “soft” meat, like filet mignon. My favorite steak is skirt steak. I like the chew and I much prefer the flavor.

From your experience, what’s your take on grass vs. grain? Are grass fed steaks tastier, better? Does the stew meat work better in stews? Obviously, for the cow it’s better, and probably healthier for us, but what about for you in terms of enjoyment and useability?

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