Black Apron Beef - what is antibiotic beef?

WHAT IS ANTIBIOTIC-FREE BEEF?

ANTIBIOTIC MEAT IS RAISED WITHOUT THE USE OF ANTIBIOTICS, HORMONES AND STEROIDS. THE SOLE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORGANIC AND ANTIBIOTIC FREE BEEF IS WHAT THE CATTLE EAT WHEN THEY ARE RAISED. CATTLE GRAZE ON GRASS AS WELL AS A GRAIN BASED FEED WITHOUT THE USE OF ANIMAL BY-PRODUCTS. AT BLACK APRON OUR CATTLE ARE GROWN ON SUSTAINABLE CANADIAN LAND HAVING THE FREEDOM TO GRAZE FREELY ON THE PASTURES.

 

WHAT IS MARBLING?

MARBLING SIMPLY REFERS TO THE FAT FOUND IN A SPECIFIC CUT OF MEAT. THE HIGHER QUALITY THE STEAK IS THE MORE MARBLING THE CUT WILL HAVE. LEANER MEAT WILL HAVE VERY LITTLE OR NO MARBLING. THE PERFECT MARBLING IS WHEN THE FAT IS DISPERSED EVENLY AGAINST THE ACTUAL CUT OF MEAT.

 

WHAT IS BEST BEEF CHOICE FOR LARGE EVENTS AND ENTERTAINING?

THE BUTCHERS FROM BLACK APRON SUGGEST HAVING A BRISKET POINT. THIS SPECIFIC CUT IS EASY TO SERVE MULTIPLE PEOPLE WITH. BRISKET CAN SIMPLY BE MADE BY BRAISING THE MEAT BY BROWNING THE MEAT AND THEN ADDING YOUR AROMATICS SUCH AS ONION AND CELERY AND FINALLY PLACING IT IN THE OVEN FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS. HARDLY ANY PREPARATION YET MAKES A PERFECT ENTRÉE TO SERVE AT YOUR DINNER GATHERING FOR JUST TWO OR OVER 10 GUESTS. COOKING TIp class=”p1 p-body” IS TO MAKE SURE YOU SEASON THE BRISKET THE NIGHT BEFORE TO GET MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF FLAVOUR.

 

CAN I FREEZE BLACK APRON BEEF?

RAW BEEF STEAK FREEZES BETTER THAN COOKED BEEF DOES SIMPLY DUE TO THE FACT THAT RAW BEEF STILL CONTAINS ALL THE JUICES. RAW BEEF STILL CONTAINS ITS NATURAL MOISTNESS WHICH HELPS MANAGE THE QUALITY OF THE MEAT WHEN IT IS FROZEN. IF YOU WANT TO EAT BEEF AT A LATER DATE, OUR BUTCHERS RECOMMEND FREEZING IT BECAUSE IT WILL HELp class=”p1 p-body” PREVENT THE GROWTH OF BACTERIA THAT WILL LEAD TO BOTH SPOILAGE AND ANY TYPE OF FOODBORNE ILLNESS.

 

WHAT DOES 100% CANADIAN BEEF MEAN?

WHAT 100% CANADIAN BEEF MEANS TO BLACK APRON IS THAT OUR ANGUS CATTLE FROM BIRTH TO FINISH ARE ALL DONE ON CANADIAN SUSTAINABLE LAND. BLACK APRON ANGUS CATTLE ARE BORN ON CANADIAN LAND AND LIVE THE ENTIRETY OF ITS LIFE ON SUSTAINABLE CANADIAN FARMS.

 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ANGUS BEEF AND ANY OTHER BEEF?

ANGUS BEEF COMES FROM ANGUS CATTLE. OUR BUTCHERS AT BLACK APRON BELIEVE THAT ANGUS BEEF IS TENDERER, JUICIER AND HAS MORE MARBLING THAN ANY OTHER BREEDS OF CATTLE. THE ANGUS BEEF LABEL STANDARDS WERE CREATED IN 1978 AND HAS SINCE BEEN REGULATED. AGE, COLOUR, TENDERNESS AND MARBLING ARE ALL TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION WHEN QUALIFYING ANGUS CATTLE TO HAVE THE SPECIFIC CERTIFICATION. THE ANGUS BEEF LABEL IS CONSIDERED THE HIGHEST QUALITY OUT OF ALL CATTLE BECAUSE OF ALL THE RIGOROUS STANDARDS TO EARN IN ORDER TO GET THE PROPER CERTIFICATION.