100% Pasture Raised Beef from New Zealand
Grass-fed Beef Round Roast
Approx 35 lbs total
Part of the bottom round, the very economical round roast (aka bottom flat) is a long, thin muscle that is best suited roasting whole (for roast beef) or moist cooking methods such as stewing or braising.
Grass Fed & Pasture Raised
Silver Fern Farms Angus beef is grass-fed & finished, raised free range on massive, pristine pastures in New Zealand. No hormone or antibiotic growth promotants are ever used, and GMO seeds are illegal there.
Because of New Zealand's moderate climate, these cattle are pasture raised year round, with free access to windbreaks and other structures for shelter from inclement weather.
Selected for Excellence
Silver Fern Farms is a co-op of small family farmers across New Zealand. The Angus program combines the Angus breed, renowned for superior marbling, flavor, and texture, with a grading system that ensures you get great beef every time. It has a clean, boldly beefy flavor without the heavy tallow characteristic of commodity beef.
Careful quality grading ensures it is consistently more marbled, tender, and flavorful than much of the grass-fed beef available in the US.
Not only is grass fed beef more humane, it's better for you too. Grass fed beef is lower in saturated fat as well as higher in valuable nutrients like vitamins A & E, conjugated linoleic acid (aka CLA), and omega-3 fatty acids.
Store grass fed beef round roasts in your refrigerator (covered) until you're ready to use them. For extended storage, freeze them individually and store them in your freezer in a sealed container with as much of the air pushed out as possible (packed in vacuum bags would be even better).
RECIPES & TIPS
Roast these grass fed round roasts whole for delicious roast beef or braise them as a pot roast. You can also cut bottom flats into similarly sized cubes, sear the cubes and then slow braise them or stew them for delicious beef stews or chilis.
Recommended Cooking Temps:
Rare - 120°-125°
Medium Rare - 130°-135°
Medium - 140°-145°
Medium Well - 150°-155°
Well Done - 160° and above
Larger cuts of beef (like bottom flats) are best cooked with a probe thermometer, which allows you to remove them from the oven at exactly the right time. Because they will continue to cook from residual heat, you should remove them from the oven 5-10 degrees before your desired finished temperature. They also should be rested (on a clean plate covered in foil) for 10-15 minutes prior to serving or cutting, so the flavorful juices won't run out.
If using steaks, rest for only 5 minutes.