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"Meat" The Cook Cattle Farm (Bonus: Learn How To Grill The Perfect Steak)

Updated: Jun 28, 2020



The Cook Cattle Farm is a 6th generation farm that specializes in naturally-raised beef and fresh eggs. Talk about supporting local businesses and shopping small! Located in the heart of Concord, North Carolina, this 250-acre family-owned and operated farm prides itself on producing premium quality cattle.



This farm is home to over 160 cows and was recently presented with the century award from The Department of Agriculture, which is displayed proudly on the farm for all who visit to see.


There is an incredible amount of family farming history packed into the land itself. A beautiful farmhouse located on the property has stood over time and watched generations of farmers raise their own families. The precious memories are best remembered by the current residents, who believe in keeping the family traditions alive.


You'll also find the Meat Market nestled between the farmhouse and the farm itself. Stop by most any day of the week and pick up a wide range of things from beef bones for dogs or filet mignon for a special date night.


I personally did not know that beef could taste THIS good. I was not, repeat NOT, a meat-eater until I discovered what good meat should taste like. It changes everything.


I've also finally learned how to cook a hamburger and steak correctly.


[Insert moment of silence for all my past grilling mistakes here]


And if you want the BEST farm fresh eggs for an omelette or scramble, then look no further than this.


Warning: Once you try this beef and see the fresh eggs you'll never buy store bought again.



To marinade or not?

If you're buying from The Cook Cattle Farm chances are you won't need a marinade. Just plain ol' salt and pepper because their meat is as good as it gets. If you do want to use a steak marinade though, here is a link to my favorite one.


Grilling The Perfect Porterhouse Steak





Instructions

  1. Remove the steak from the fridge 1 hour before cooking to let it sit at room temperature. This helps it cook more evenly.

  2. Heat the grill to high. (Or about 500 degrees on a gas grill.)

  3. Salt and peppa your beautiful piece of meat.

  4. Grill the meat for approx. 6 minutes on 1 side. Enough for grill marks to start appearing.

  5. Flip the steak and repeat until desired "doneness" (is that a word?) is achieved. We grilled ours for another 6 minutes.

I served this with pan fried brussel sprouts. Try this recipe, here!


Helpful Hint: Leaving a little red in your meat will help the finished product be tender instead of chewy. Refer to moment of silence above.

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