Why Grass-Fed Meats are Better for You

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Middle Eastern Burgers

Don't let your grass-fed meat be ruined by boring recipes. Combine meat with exotic-tasting spices and chopped prunes to give Middle Eastern flair to these truly succulent burgers.

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Beef Braised Short Ribs

There's almost no heartier way to test your grass-fed beef than by making ribs.

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Grilled Meatballs

Head over to the grill, and in half an hour you could be enjoying these tasty grilled meatballs.

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Grilled Beef Tenderloin & Escarole

Lightly grilled escarole combined with tangy tomato vinaigrette makes an irresistible accompaniment to juicy beef tenderloin. Serve with grilled baguette.

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Hungarian Beef Goulash

This streamlined goulash skips the step of browning the beef, and instead coats it in a spice crust to give it a rich mahogany hue. This saucy dish is a natural served over whole-wheat egg noodles.

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Mini Meatloaves

Traditional meatloaf is made with ground beef, pork and veal; we replace the veal with ground turkey for a tender, flavorful version. Baking individual portions in muffin tins speeds cooking, standardizes serving size and produces a moist, delicious main dish.

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Mini Shepherd's Pie

In EatingWell’s take on Shepherd’s Pie, we replace the potato topping with convenient, delicious frozen squash puree. And they’re baked in individual ramekins to guarantee perfectly sized servings and help you get it on the table fast.

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Minestrone With Endive & Pepperoni

This minestrone soup incorporates mostly frozen vegetables. Look for frozen soup or stew vegetables with potatoes, carrots, celery and onion.

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Moroccan Vegetable Soup (Chorba)

Hearty with chunks of beef or lamb, plenty of vegetables and a bit of pasta, this Moroccan soup gets its rich, golden-orange color from turmeric.

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Moroccan-Style Stuffed Peppers

Aromatic savory-and-sweet stuffed peppers are a satisfying supper thanks to lean beef, brown rice and bell pepper in each bite. Serve with rainbow chard sautéed with olive oil, garlic and parsley.

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Bow Ties in Beef Blush Sauce

Great for busy weeknights, this pasta dish has it all ... lots of ground beef, garlic, and a creamy sauce with a kick of picante. It's delicious!

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Orzo With Lamb, Olives & Feta

Sure, orzo is good in soup, but there’s no need to stop there. Here it’s a base for a bold blend of spices, tomato sauce and flavorful ground lamb. The optional pinch of crushed red pepper will add the heat that many crave.

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Orange-Scented Beef Stir-Fry

Orange marmalade is the secret ingredient in this quick stir-fry. For variations, substitute chicken, shrimp, pork or tofu for the beef. Adjust the cooking time accordingly.

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Fajitas With Roast Beef

These easy fajitas are best for using up the extra Coriander-Dusted Roast Beef and gravy.

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Ginger Beef Salad

This easy, Asian-inspired salad is a great way to get your beef fix while still keeping things healthy.

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By: Susan Gabbay, R.D.


Beef and lamb that graze on grass deliver a healthy dose of good-for-you omega-3 fats compared to animals fed a mix of cereal, corn and soy, says recent research out of Northern Ireland. Keep in mind that oily fish, such as salmon and sardines, are still the best source with more than 10 times the omega-3s. When buying beef and lamb, look for cuts labeled "grass-fed" or "grass-finished."

Check out the slideshow above for recipes that will allow you to put your grass-fed meat to good use!


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