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A Beginner’s Guide to Grilling Perfect Grass-Fed Steaks

September 8, Sep

Grass-fed beef has been one of the biggest buzzwords of the meat industry in recent years, and it’s popular for all the right reasons. Offering a different experience from regular mass-produced beef, this type of meat is one of the most delicious, sustainable, and cleanest-tasting options on the market today. If you’re looking to experience a new side to your favorite dishes with more flavors to enjoy, then grass-fed beef is definitely the way to go.

Among all the different kinds of grass-fed goodness that you can stock up on and get acquainted with, a perfect option for meat lovers of all kinds is, of course, the steak. 

With growers becoming even more particular about the processes they follow, the improvements are best experienced (and tasted) in premium cuts of seared and well-prepped beef. Given all the buzz surrounding grass-fed beef, it’s time to stock up on some free-range cuts of tenderloins, ribeyes, and T-bones.

One question remains: What’s the best way to grill a perfect grass-fed beef steak?

Grilling Tips to Consider

At Northern Raised, one of the most common questions we get usually falls along the lines of how to grill our premium steaks to perfection. Thankfully, working closely with some of the best chefs in the country has allowed us to understand our products enough to know which methods are best for preparing and cooking them. 

Whether you’re looking to host a dinner party for friends, spoil your family members, or sit down for the best date imaginable, here’s a quick rundown of the most important tips to consider when grilling your grass-fed beef steak:

Tip #1: There’s No Need to Get Heavy with the Seasoning

Here’s something you should know about preparing grass-fed beef in the best way possible: you won’t need more than sea salt, pepper, olive oil, and a pinch of garlic powder for amazing flavors.

You see, the only kind of meat that needs to be heavily seasoned is low-quality meat that can’t stand on its own. By prepping your grass-fed steak four to 24 hours before grilling, you’ll be able to taste the essence of excellent beef without any blandness!

Tip #2: Take Your Temperatures Seriously

When it comes to getting the right sear and finish on your grass-fed beef, one particular factor you need to keep a close eye on is temperature. 

In terms of specific figures, these are the exact numbers that you’ll need to deal with if you want to achieve perfection in the kitchen:

  • Preheating: For most cuts of beef, the best grill preheating temperature is 500° to 520° Fahrenheit
  • Actual grilling (start): 500° F for high heat searing at the beginning of cooking for about two minutes
  • Actual grilling (middle): After two minutes pass, the temperature for grilling a steak before turning it over should be lowered to a medium heat (which is around 400° to 450° F)
  • Repeat the last two heat settings after turning the beef over
  • Side grilling: 450° F for 30 to 60 seconds on each applicable side of your steak to evenly cook the beef and properly render the fat out

Tip #3: Don’t Be Afraid to Go Traditional

One of the most common notions that people have when cooking grass-fed beef is that they need to use an electric griller to follow the whole Earth-friendly motif. But, if you want to give your beef some character and enjoy smoky goodness on top of the excellent flavours, then it’s best to use a traditional charcoal or wood fired grill! 


While there is much to know about grass-fed beef in terms of enjoying and making the most out of it, the best practices for preparing and grilling it are two key topics to brush up on. With this guide, you can enjoy the best experiences with your beef once you buy and prep your first batch of meat.

At Northern Raised, we take immense pride in supplying top-quality grass-fed beef in Brampton, ON, to health-conscious consumers and establishments of all kinds. Check out our online monthly meat delivery service and register today! 

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