Braised beef recipe is made made from pantry ingredients. I used oxtail, but any beef roast will work.
That being said, this was the first time I had ever tasted oxtail…
Y’ALL! It was SO unctuous, fatty, & tender.
I choose beef from Beaver Brook Ranch, a grass fed and finished ranch in Hope, New Jersey. One of the most common questions I get asked is if beef is healthy to eat. Here are my thoughts…
Beef raised in factory farms is often fed processed grains, soy, or other foods that they would not be eating in nature if foraging on fields & grass. Therefore, this type of beef is higher in pro-inflammatory omega-6 fatty acid & lower in vitamins, minerals, & Omega3 fatty acids as compared to grass-fed & finished beef
Additionally, any food choice, including beef, should be discussed with your health care practitioner because everybody has different goals & health concerns. There is no dietary plan that is one-size-fits-all… for ex some people made feel better on a keto diet vs others a plant-based diet.
The other follow-up question I usu receive is, is beef a poor choice bc of the environmental impact? In fact, agriculture and beef is a very small percentage of environmental emissions AND grass-fed & finished beef (due to its high plant density on pasture) may have a positive impact on the environment. I spoke with the owners of Beaver Brook Ranch about it in a recent TV episode.