In my recent quest to shape up the way we eat at home, I’ve pretty much cut-out red meat from our diet. Once in a great while I get an unquenchable craving for a big ‘ole grilled hamburger, or I’ll nibble on a few bites of someone’s steak at a cook-out, but it doesn’t take long for me to regret it. I don’t know any better way to describe it than to say I just feel icky inside after I’ve eaten beef- I can taste and almost feel the grease in my body.
Until last night. All of my Food Finds are always healthy, unexpected finds I’ve made myself at the grocery store. I’ll be honest, this company contacted me and offered to send the product to taste. I was skeptical because it’s a mail-order beef company, and my aforementioned feelings about beef. As I learned more about the La Cense Beef company, I was anxious to try it, and for nothing less, my husband would be thrilled to throw a burger on the grill again.
I would tell if you if I didn’t like it- but it was quite possibly the best hamburger I’ve ever had. La Cense Beef is raised on the range in Montana and has a laundry list of admirable qualities like:
– Antibiotic-free cattle
– Hormone-free cattle
– Grass-fed, not grain-fed, which influences a cleaner, more natural taste in the beef
– No pesticides
We immediately noticed the flavor of this Black Angus Steak Burger was very different from the beef we’re used to eating. The other thing I noticed was that it was so juicy and so tender. Best of all, I never once felt or tasted the grease. It was a clean, delicious flavor.
La Cense Beef is also lower in calories and fat than regular beef, and it offers a good source of Omega-3 Fatty Acid. See how this 6oz. burger compares with a standard 6oz. Black Angus Steak Burger.
La Cense / Standard
Calories: 290 / 500
Fat: 18g / 43.2g
Sat. Fat: 9g / 17g
Cholesterol: 90mg / 131mg
Protein: 32g / 28mg
WW Points: 7 / 14
I’ll also note that I was very impressed by the shipping and packaging. It was sent FedEx 2 Day and the inside of that cooler might have been colder than my own freezer. The meat was frozen solid (we also received a New York Strip that I look forward to trying). The entire thing was beautifully wrapped and presented with recipes from La Cense’s master chef, a product catalog and detailed instructions on how best to prepare the beef.
La Cense is definitely worth a try if you’re looking for a healthier way to still enjoy beef.
July 1st, 2008