One of the perks of my job is that I get to do reviews on new products. Some of you may know that this girl loves beef, and nothing speaks to my heart more than grass-fed, humanely raised beef. Luckily for me, TX Bar Organics sent me some of their beef to try out.
They Love Their Animals
TX Bar Organics sells 100% grass-fed, organic, Step 4 (pasture centered) beef that comes from cattle raised in Northern California. Their beef is third party verified that it’s humanely treated and never injected with growth hormones or antibiotics. What’s “Step 4”? That means that on a 5+ scale, they’re at step 4, as certified by the Global Animal Partnership:
Here’s a blog post they wrote on how exactly their cattle live. Basically, it means the cattle spend their whole lives happily eating grass in a pasture, but they may have had their testicles removed, and they may not have been on the same ranch their entire lives. As far as I’m concerned, I’d eat this meat any day.
They Love Their People
In addition to their kindness to their animals, they also have a heart for humans. They started a program within their small business called Food For A Cause: for every 20 pounds of beef they sell, they give a pound of beef to a needy family. This company has my back.
I Love Their Meat
Which brings me to my review of their meat. They kindly sent me an entire box of steaks, roasts, and ground beef so I could have a taste. I thought it would be similar to the local beef I’ve been working my way through in my freezer – sort of dry and kind of gamey. But it was not those things. On the contrary, it was juicy, tender, and delicious. I made steak and eggs out of some top sirloin. I cooked the steak in a pan for 2 minutes on both sides on medium heat, then I stuck it in my convection oven for about 3 minutes total. Then I made a reduction sauce out of the meat drippings with some honey mead, balsamic vinegar, rosemary, salt, and pepper. I fried some pasture raised eggs and sautéed some bell peppers, cabbage, and kale in tallow. It was divine. Have a look.
Win Some of Their Beef!
The good news for you is that you have a chance to win $75 worth of their meat by signing up for their newsletter mailing list. Yeah, I know, I know. One more mailing list to be on. But it’s a mailing list that will notify you of deals on delicious grass-fed, cruelty-free, organic, juicy BEEF. Anyway, get on the list and they’ll pick someone to receive the $75 gift card on Friday morning (March 9th, 2012).
In addition, they’re giving you guys a promo code – PALEOPLANROCKS – to get 10% off of their products until April 1st.
So vote with your dollars, folks. Show Walmart what’s up by spending your money with good old-fashioned ranchers like the people at TX Bar Organics who treat their animals right and provide us with healthy, nutrient-dense beef.