Short Ribs | Black Angus | Grass-Fed Irish Beef

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Grass-Fed Black Angus Short Ribs from Irish Beef

Introduction to Grass-Fed Black Angus Short Ribs

The Grass-Fed Black Angus Short Ribs from Irish Beef are a premium choice for discerning meat enthusiasts. Known for their superior marbling, tenderness, and rich flavour, these short ribs are a cut above the rest. Sourced from the lush pastures of Ireland, where cattle roam freely and graze on natural grass, the meat produced is not only of exceptional quality but also sustainable and ethically raised.

The Unique Qualities of Black Angus Beef

Black Angus cattle are renowned for their high-quality meat. Originating from Scotland and perfected in Ireland, these cattle produce beef that is consistently marbled, tender, and flavourful. The short ribs from Black Angus are particularly prized for their rich, beefy taste and succulent texture.

Marbling and Flavour Profile

Marbling is the intramuscular fat that gives beef its flavour and tenderness. Grass-fed Black Angus beef is naturally higher in marbling, which results in a more robust flavour profile. The short ribs, in particular, benefit from this marbling, providing a melt-in-the-mouth experience that is both juicy and satisfying.

Tenderness

The tenderness of Black Angus short ribs is another key quality that sets them apart. The natural diet of grass contributes to the tenderness of the meat, making it easier to cook to perfection, whether you are slow-cooking, braising, or grilling.

Benefits of Grass-Fed Beef

Choosing grass-fed beef over grain-fed options offers numerous benefits, both for the consumer and the environment.

Health Benefits

Grass-fed beef is leaner and has a higher concentration of beneficial nutrients compared to grain-fed beef. It is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A and E, and antioxidants. These nutrients contribute to heart health, reduce inflammation, and support overall well-being.

Environmental Sustainability

Grass-fed cattle farming is more sustainable and environmentally friendly. It supports biodiversity, reduces the need for chemical fertilizers and pesticides, and promotes healthier soil. By choosing grass-fed Black Angus short ribs, you are supporting practices that contribute to a healthier planet.

The Irish Beef Advantage

Ireland is known for its lush green landscapes and mild climate, which provide ideal conditions for raising cattle. The country's commitment to traditional farming methods and high animal welfare standards ensures that Irish beef is of the highest quality.

Pasture-Raised Excellence

Irish cattle are pasture-raised, meaning they spend the majority of their lives grazing on natural grass. This practice not only enhances the flavour and quality of the meat but also ensures that the cattle are raised in a stress-free environment.

Rigorous Standards

Ireland's beef industry is subject to stringent regulations and quality control measures. From farm to fork, every step of the production process is monitored to ensure the highest standards are maintained. This commitment to excellence is evident in every bite of grass-fed Black Angus short ribs.

Culinary Uses for Black Angus Short Ribs

Black Angus short ribs are a versatile cut that can be prepared in various ways to suit different culinary preferences.

Slow-Cooking and Braising

Slow-cooking and braising are popular methods for preparing short ribs. These techniques allow the meat to cook slowly and evenly, breaking down the connective tissues and rendering the fat, resulting in a tender and flavourful dish.

Sous Vide

Sous Vide Black Angus short ribs can enhance their natural flavour. Marinate the ribs beforehand to add an extra layer of taste, then put them in the Sous Vide at 60°C for 48 to 72 hours.

Smoking

Smoking short ribs infuses them with a deep, smoky flavour that complements their natural richness. Use a mix of hardwoods like hickory or oak for the best results, and smoke the ribs low and slow until they reach the desired tenderness.

Recipe Ideas for Grass-Fed Black Angus Short Ribs

Here are some delectable recipe ideas to inspire your next meal with grass-fed Black Angus short ribs.

Classic Braised Short Ribs

Ingredients:

  • 4 pounds grass-fed Black Angus short ribs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C).
  2. Season the short ribs with salt and pepper.
  3. In a large Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Sear the short ribs on all sides until browned, then remove and set aside.
  4. Add the onion, carrots, and celery to the pot and cook until softened.
  5. Stir in the garlic, beef broth, red wine, tomato paste, thyme, and rosemary.
  6. Return the short ribs to the pot, ensuring they are submerged in the liquid.
  7. Cover and transfer to the oven. Cook for 2.5 to 3 hours, until the meat is tender and falling off the bone.
  8. Serve the braised short ribs with mashed potatoes or a side of your choice.

Grilled Short Ribs with Chimichurri Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 4 pounds grass-fed Black Angus short ribs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Chimichurri Sauce:

  • 1 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Season the short ribs with salt, pepper, and olive oil.
  3. Grill the short ribs for about 5-7 minutes per side, or until they reach your desired level of doneness.
  4. In a bowl, combine all the chimichurri sauce ingredients and mix well.
  5. Serve the grilled short ribs topped with chimichurri sauce.

Smoked Short Ribs with BBQ Glaze

Ingredients:

  • 4 pounds grass-fed Black Angus short ribs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce of your choice

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your smoker to 225°F (107°C).
  2. Season the short ribs with salt, pepper, and olive oil.
  3. Place the short ribs in the smoker and cook for 4-6 hours, or until they are tender and the internal temperature reaches 190-200°F (88-93°C).
  4. In the last hour of smoking, brush the ribs with BBQ sauce.
  5. Serve the smoked short ribs with additional BBQ sauce on the side.

Conclusion

Grass-Fed Black Angus Short Ribs from Irish Beef offer a unique combination of quality, flavour, and sustainability. Their superior marbling, tenderness, and rich taste make them a standout choice for any meat lover. By choosing grass-fed beef, you are not only enjoying a healthier and more delicious product but also supporting environmentally friendly farming practices. Whether you prefer slow-cooking, grilling, or smoking, these short ribs are sure to impress with their exceptional quality and taste.

Grass-Fed Beef I Raised without hormones or antibiotics I Origin Ireland I Traceability "From Farm to Fork" I No Feedlot animals I Weighed and charged per gram.

Notes: Cool immediately upon receipt/Store at 0-4°C/Frozen goods should be stored at -18°C/Not suitable for raw consumption/Fully cook before consumption/Do not refreeze thawed frozen goods.
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