Homegrown Beef - Dexter steer

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edmonds

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Just got my latest Dexter steer back from the processor.
Raised on pasture with occasional supplement of commercial feed.

Ribeye steaks. How's that marbling look?
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I prefer a good crust instead of sear marks.
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And cooked enough to render some of that marbled fat, but still juicy and tender. Did I mention beef flavor?
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Here are some N.Y. strip steaks. How's this marbling look to you?
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I'm usually disappointed with N.Y. strips, but I'm holding out hope for these.
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Again, crust trumps grill marks.
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A little more rare than I prefer, but very tender. I'm not disappointed.
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I asked for lean burger. Processor said, "No way. Too much fat. But will make good hamburgers." So ...
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Formed good patties and grilled up good.
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Made some tasty and juicy hamburgers. What more can you want?
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Can't wait to try some of the roasts.
 

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Steve
That is a fine batch of cooked beef. And yes great marbling.

Now the first set is done great for me
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Also just a little too rare for me on the others. But can taste that burger just from the picture.

David
 
Looks delicious Edmond, and not to rare for my family.

Point for sure
Chris
 
Perfection ! The cap on the ribeyes is the best part in my opinion ., and those are huge .
Really nice .
 
Home run in the raising and prep! LOVE it over the fire, that crust is perfection!
 
I agree with everyone... great marbling and had to be full of flavor! That tater looks excellent as well. The greens... should let the cows eat them lol!

Ryan
 
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Oh man, It all looks good to me!
Jim

Steve
That is a fine batch of cooked beef. And yes great marbling.
Now the first set is done great for me
Also just a little too rare for me on the others. But can taste that burger just from the picture.
David

That marbling looks so good. Wagu Moo. The cooked looks perfect, not overdone at all.

Maaan it all looks beeeeeautiul to me! I am salivating! :emoji_thumbsup:

Looks delicious Edmond, and not to rare for my family.
Point for sure
Chris

That's what perfection looks like ! Great job !!

That's good looking beef, I bet that would grade out Prime.

Perfection ! The cap on the ribeyes is the best part in my opinion ., and those are huge .
Really nice .

Home run in the raising and prep! LOVE it over the fire, that crust is perfection!

I agree with everyone... great marbling and had to be full of flavor! That tater looks excellent as well. The greens... should let the cows eat them lol!
Ryan

Thanks everyone. We've been raising our own beef for 15 years now. I know some don't like the flavor of grass fed beef, but these Dexters make mighty fine eating. And they can marble pretty well too. We try to keep one in the pipeline for next year's harvest.

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It all looks awesome. Dexter's are a good breed did you raise him yourself? If I can ever get set up for them that's the breed I want to raise I'm still clearing the area I want to put them
 
Wife is not a fan of grass fed beef. Hoping to find some Dexter for her to try.
Strip loin is actually my preferred universal cut of beef steak. Yours even exceeded my desires for a quality cut.
I prefer all my ground at 80/20

Appears you practiced bovine psychiatry on your stock.
 
You can’t beat home grown beef! Awesome!
We don't eat out very much, but when we do, usually get something besides beef.

Drilling off these pictures! Nice worm

Dang it all looks great but that burger made me drool lol
It was juicy. Think I'll have some more.

It all looks awesome. Dexter's are a good breed did you raise him yourself? If I can ever get set up for them that's the breed I want to raise I'm still clearing the area I want to put them
Yes, we try to raise a Dexter every year. We also have goats, chickens, horse ...

Wife is not a fan of grass fed beef. Hoping to find some Dexter for her to try.
Strip loin is actually my preferred universal cut of beef steak. Yours even exceeded my desires for a quality cut.
I prefer all my ground at 80/20
Appears you practiced bovine psychiatry on your stock.
We adapted to grass fed beef fairly rapidly. Maybe just knowing that it was ours helped?
And we usually use only salt for seasoning.

Thanks everyone.
 
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