DELICIOUS LONGHORN BEEF
The Double H Ranch is pleased to now be offering Lean Texas Longhorn Beef! It will be available several times per year. We will be offering ground beef only. All beef will be USDA inspected and packaged in sealed 1 lb. packages. It is available for $5.00 per lb with no minimum purchase required.
to Texas Longhorn beef, today’s health-conscious consumer doesn’t have
to avoid tender juicy steaks. Not only is Longhorn beef leaner than that
of other breeds, it is also lower in saturated fats. The flavorful
Longhorn beef has less cholesterol and calories than chicken. Definitely
good news for a healthy lifestyle!
Including lean beef in a heart-healthy diet can positively impact blood
cholesterol levels. Studies have shown that eating lean beef can help
increase ‘good’ cholesterol and reduce ‘bad’ cholesterol in people with
elevated cholesterol levels.
“Lean beef is good for you – and the key word is lean. A heart patient
can eat steak every meal if it is in the right proportions. Longhorn
meat on the average, contains 10 percent less saturated fat than that of
other cattle. That puts lean Longhorn beef on par with skinned boneless
white meat of chicken and that fact may come as a surprise to many
dieticians.” (-Dr. Joseph Graham, Cardiovascular Surgeon at St. John’s
Medical Center in Joplin, Missouri, and a Longhorn breeder himself.)
“Red meat is really a treasure trove of nutrients, including protein,
iron, vitamin B12, and more. One of the healthiest red meats is Longhorn
beef, which is extremely low in fat.”(-Cliff Sheats, certified clinical
nutritionist, and nationally recognized author of Lean Bodies, Total
Beef is the number one source of protein, zinc and Vitamin B12, and the
third best source of iron in the food supply. You’d have to eat almost
12 cans of tuna to get the equivalent amount of zinc in one 3 oz.
serving of beef. It takes seven chicken breasts to equal the Vitamin B12
in one 3 oz. serving of beef. Beef is also a good source of selenium,
providing 20-30% of the recommended daily allowance for men and women.
Recent research has found that selenium may reduce the risk of heart
disease and certain types of cancer (such as prostate) as well as
enhance the body’s ability to fight infections.
Texas Longhorn beef cooks quickly due to its low fat content. Fat
acts as an insulator so the heat must penetrate the fat before it begins
to cook the meat. Therefore, the less fat, the quicker the cooking
time. Be careful not to overcook it.
-There is not much shrinkage in Longhorn beef. The cooked size is close to the same size you started with.
-It is never necessary to cook Longhorn beef in additional fat. It
contains just enough natural fat to allow it to cook to perfection.
-To broil, position the meat 3-4 inches from the heat. Watch it closely
while cooking to achieve desired doneness. Broiling slightly frozen
steaks keeps them juicier.
-A medium-hot fire works best in grilling. Add damp mesquite or cherry
wood chips to the fire for an extra flavor. Remember, the meat cooks
quickly so watch it carefully.
-Longhorn beef roasts should be cooked at 275 degrees F.
-A meat thermometer is recommended to monitor desired doneness. Ground
beef should have an internal temperature of 160 degrees F.
“The above pictures and information was provided by The Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America, Ft. Worth, Texas.”
*Source: Longhorn data:”Nutrient Density of Beef from TexasLonghorn
Cattle”; Texas A&M;1987. Other data: USDA, USA Today 11/29/91. Pope
Lab, Inc., Dallas, TX