Rosemary Garlic Grass-fed Beef Burgers
I do like a good grass-fed beef burger every once in a while! Who doesn’t?! This rosemary garlic combo is a quick and easy, yet flavorful way to put some pizzazz (and healing herbs) in your burger. Need an idea for a quick side dish? Thinly slice a large sweet potato, coat with 1 TBSP of coconut, sprinkle with sea salt, bake in oven at 350 degrees for approximately 25 minutes. Add a salad and you have a complete meal!
Recipe contributed by Dr. Emily Parke.
What is Grass Fed?
Grass and other forage compose most or the majority of a grass-fed diet. There is debate as to whether cattle should be raised on diets primarily composed of pasture (grass) or a concentrated diet of grain, soy, and other supplements. The issue is often complicated by the political interests and confusion between labels such as “free range,” “organic”, and “natural.” Cattle raised on a primarily forage diet are termed grass-fed or pasture-raised; meat or milk may be called grass-fed beef or pasture-raised dairy. However, the term “pasture-raised” can lead to confusion with the term “free range” which does not describe exactly what the animals eat. Thus, cattle can be labelled free range but not necessarily grass-fed. Another term is “grass-finished”, for which cattle are generally held to a higher standard in terms of tenderness and marbling. However, the label generally has no strict regulations. [source]