Quality Freezer Beef

 

Today more than ever, consumers are buying beef direct from the farm.  With food safety issues making headlines, it’s nice to know where the meat you eat comes from.  Buying beef in quantity makes economic sense, too.  The TLC-treatment at Deitschland Farm produces quality beef for your family in a healthy, outdoor environment that finds our cattle grazing the rolling hills of Berks County, PA, raising their calves and ultimately putting meat on the table that is nutritious and tastes great.  

FAQ's About Freezer Beef

To get a general idea of how much meat you will be buying, a mixed quarter contains roughly 25 rib and sirloin steaks (16-ounce), a half dozen round steaks (2-2.5 lbs.), a dozen two-three pound roasts, and sixty one-pound packages of ground beef.  A rule of thumb is that you will need one cubic foot of freezer space for each 35-40 pounds of cut and wrapped meat.

An average beef carcass weighs about 700 pounds; a side weighs slightly over 350 pounds.  This refers to hanging weight or the gross weight by which the carcass is sold.  The price you pay is based on hanging weight.  To figure freezer space needed, a beef side will weigh about 250 pounds after processing.

Beef can be stored for roughly a year .  We recommend not using self-defrosting freezers to store your beef.  Your Deitschland Farm steaks, roasts, and burgers can be enjoyed on holidays or any day you want to celebrate life’s ordinary pleasures with a mouth-watering meal.  

From time to time, we'll be sharing some of our favorite beef recipes for you to try and enjoy!  For more mouth-watering ideas, cooking tips and nutrition information, go to: www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com and www.Certified Hereford Beef.com.

Mom's Best Meat Loaf
"This recipe came from my mother, Mildred, and helped me get Mike to propose.  It's true, the way to a man's heart is through his stomach!  Enjoy!" - Sheila

 

1 1/2 lbs ground beef
3/4 c cracker crumbs
2 beaten eggs
1 8-oz can tomato sauce
1/2 c finely chopped onion
2 Tbsp chopped green pepper
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 bay leaf, crushed
Dash thyme & marjoram

Combine, mix well, shape into loaf.  Bake 1 hour at 350°F.  Serves 6-8.

Cooking with Hereford Beef

Homemade Hamburger BBQ
"This recipe also came from my mother, Mildred.  It is always a favorite of her grandchildren when they want a speedy and delicious meal." - Sheila

 

2 lbs ground beef
1 onion chopped fine, saute if desired
2 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp yellow mustard
1 Tbsp cider vinegar
1 Cup catsup

2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce (optional)
1/4 Cup chopped green pepper, saute if desired
1/2 tsp salt

Brown hamburger in frying pan.  Add ingredients and simmer.  Serve on rolls or bread with a fresh garden salad..