Beef Heart, the surprise awaits!!
Once again here is another item we offer that I wasn't sure what to do with it. Yes I was a bit intimidated on this one till I started researching recipes.
"Beef hearts are loaded with nutrients to keep your body healthy, including iron, protein, selenium, and zinc. It is pretty low in fat compared to other cuts of beef, with approximately 4 grams of fat per 3-ounce serving.
This organ meat also contains a substantial amount of complex B vitamins, like folate, riboflavin, and Vitamin B-12, that protect against heart disease and naturally improve energy levels.
Those who live with anemia may want to consume beef hearts to aid their Vitamin B-12 deficiency. Although, we believe anyone can benefit from incorporating beef hearts into their diet to fully reap the offal’s stellar nutrients." **Taken from TruBeef Organic site
The taste? Apparently, it's a mild beefy taste but similar to venison.
Beef hearts taste fantastic when slow-cooked, allowing the meat to tenderize to perfection while absorbing the stew or soup broth’s flavors.
The recipe below will be a bit simpler, but feel free to substitute the ingredients if you want to make a Moroccan-inspired beef heart stew.
BEEF HEART STEW
- 2 lbs. of Beef Heart
- 1 lb. of Stew Beef
- Onion, diced
- Garlic, minced
- Beef Stock (bone broth, water, or vegetable stock are possible alternatives)
- Trim your beef heart if necessary and cut it into 1-inch cubed pieces.
- Season the meat with a lot of salt and black pepper. We like to combine cubed beef heart and stew beef for some variety.
- Place your diced onions and beef in the slow cooker. Top it with beef stock, minced garlic, and any aromatic fresh herbs.
- Cover the slow cooker and cook the beef heart stew on high for at least 4 hours.
- Serve the beef heart stew over a bowl of rice or with potatoes. You may also add your potatoes to the slow cooker for a straightforward one-pot meal.