Our Own Stew Meat!

In General Farm News on February 14, 2010 at 7:38 pm


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Diced Round Steak  with Onions and Sour Cream
4 servings
Melt in a Skillet:
4 Tablespoons butter
saute in the butter until light brown:
1/2 cup finely minced onions
Cut into 1/2 inch dice:
1 1/2 pounds round steak (Wells Tavern Farm Jersey Stew Beef)
Sear in the hot butter on all sides. Simmer these ingredients covered for twenty minutes.  Add:
1/2 cup minced sauteed mushrooms
1 cup sour cream
2 Tablespoons flour
Pour these ingredients into the skillet. Stir and simmer for five minutes. Add:
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

from The Joy of Cooking. By Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker. Edition copyright 1953.

Yummy!  Our Wells Tavern Farm Jersey Stew Beef is in two pound packages with meat that is in a one inch dice. That means that you purchase one package and use it for your family dinner and get leftovers as well.

Last night, we made up Wells Tavern Farm Jersey Burgers for supper.  We made two into cheeseburgers, and packed them up to go, delivering them to my husband at work for supper.  It is a very pleasant beef: slightly less flavor than the ground beef from the grassfed Belted Galloways that we also have available.  But, definately more flavor than supermarket beef.  A very pleasing mouthfeel as well.  You will notice that the fat is very yellow: that is characteristic of Jersey meat. Eurpeans, as well as most Americans, have been conditioned by the meat industry to prefer a brilliant white fat.  If you can get past the visual difference, you will find that the meat is very fine; almost sweet as compared to regular beef. 

You can see our menu of available meats at http://wellstavernfarm.com/Shopping.aspx. There is veal, beef, lamb, pork… and an array of chops, steaks, sausage and ground!


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