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Description of Denver Steak | 100% Grass Fed & Grass Finished
The Denver Steak is a relatively new cut of beef. It was born in 2009 as a result of a research project called "the Beef Checkoff".
The project was led by meat-science professors at the University of Florida and the University of Nebraska. The goal of the program was to identify and promote new and potentially more affordable cuts of meat and they were VERY successful at it.
How successful? Well, let's just say the Denver steak is the fourth most tender muscle section of a heifer, steer, or cow. They are also extremely juicy and full of flavor.
The denver comes from the chuck of the steer. In Japanese restaurants it is commonly used for shabu shabu or yakiniku grilling. It was featured in Wall street Journals 2019 "Grill Stars".
What does it taste like? Rich, buttery smooth flavor. Think of a NY Strip mixed with a short rib.
Our Denver steaks are so delicious that somehow, every time we have a Meat N' Bone photo-shoot someone throws them on the grill before we begin shooting. So it actually took 3 full photo-shoots for us to get ONE picture of the denver to show on the website!
We recommend seasoning with kosher salt, and grilled until browned on each side, about 5 minutes per side. You can use a grill or a cast iron skillet. Either way, they will taste amazing. Cut against the grain. DO NOT OVERCOOK.
ABOUT OUR 100% GRASS FED / FINISHED PROGRAM?
We have partnered with one of the MOST exclusive programs in the US to produce 100% Grass Fed and 100% Grass Finished beef. This is American beef, traceable to a SINGLE FARM in Nebraska, owned by Niman Ranch.
This is important information as there is little traceability to most grass fed programs and the terms "Grass Fed" and "Grass Finished" are NOT regulated by any government entity. So having the ability to partner with a known brand such as Niman Ranch was important for us (Curious? Read More on our BLOG).
The single source farm used for the grass fed & finished program is located in Nebraska and has tapped into their existing Niman Ranch herd to found the genetic pool for this program
All protocols already in place for Niman Ranch Beef will continue to be used for both programs:
No Anti-biotics, added hormones, or steroids
This program is very exclusive, harvesting only 40 cattle bi-weekly. It is NOT found in any retailers and is fully traceable from farm to plate. This is a truly unique program with exclusivity and protection put in place to protect its distribution partners and create enough supply for those who have access to it
WHY IS OUR GRASS FED BETTER?
An overwhelming majority of grass fed beef is imported into the US, specifically from countries that do not have the same quality standards or dining preferences as our domestic restaurants (South America, England, Australia, etc.). This program was built for high end steakhouses.
Most grass fed programs do not focus on marbling, taste, and texture – they simply raise product without grain so that may advertise it as grass fed. Our Grass fed program was designed to yield the best tasting steak, with a focus on marbling, taste and texture.
Few, if any, grass fed programs are also breed specific – most programs are a mix of breeds without any requirements on genetic makeup of the program or consistency from one animal to the next. The key to our grass fed program is genetics, these animals have been specifically selected.
There is a complete and total lack of restaurant quality grass fed and finished angus beef in the US and most consumers have resigned themselves to eating low quality grass fed beef because there is no alternative. Now we have the alternative.