In honor of Valentines Day, I give you…heart ❤️
Beef heart is a great starter organ meat for those who want to give nose to tail eating a try 🥳
Unlike a lot of offal, like liver, the heart is technically a muscle so it has a similar texture to that of a cut of steak and is similar in taste as well!
It’s said that one should eat the organ that one wants to support and that’s the case with heart as well. Beef heart contains a lot of CoQ10 which is essential for fueling your mitochondria and keeping your cardiovascular system healthy 🫀
It’s also a good source of heme iron and vitamin B12 which are critical for blood building 💪🏻
Next time you want to eat steak, I encourage you to give grilled heart a try! You might surprise yourself 🙃
As with everything, quality matters, and I know I can trust sources like US Wellness Meats or Northstar Bison for the best meat available. You can use my referral link at Northstar Bison to save 10$ on your first order.
Online butchers like the ones above typically sell beef and bison hearts that are already cleaned. You can usually choose between a half heart or a whole heart (it can weigh about 3 pounds). The blood vessels are usually removed and you have to do minimal trimming 👩🏻🍳
Next, I slice the raw meat into steak size slices and then treat it like I would treat a steak.
I usually salt it with flaked sea salt and then grill it in Tallow or Ghee until it’s crisp on the outside but still medium-rare/medium on the inside.
It’s not as tender as a filet so I prefer to eat it less well done 😅
I then enjoy it with a slather of grass-fed butter and my favorite sides such as mashed cauliflower or with a fat fueled salad for a nutrient dense lunch!
For a fun twisted taco night, thinly slice it and enjoy it on a grain free tortilla with avocado 🥑🌮