In the world of delicious beef, it’s common knowledge that Japan and Australia both produce some of the best steaks around – be it famous Kobe beef or Australian wagyu. Not as widely spoken about, but no less renowned, is Argentina. If you’ve not tried Argentine beef, here are five reasons why it should be on your radar!
It’s delicious on its own
It’s not surprising that Argentinians are passionate about their beef – they’re the world’s second biggest consumers of the stuff! Argentine beef is recognised for its quality by experts, and for its winning formula of exceptionally tender texture with a superbly rich flavour. Because of these delicious characteristics, the meat is hardly ever seasoned or marinated with anything but salt.
Singapore-based company Pampas Meat works with the best meat producers in the fertile Pampas plains, a region of Argentina blessed with excellent weather and rich grassy pastures. The cattle there feed on and thrive in the natural conditions, which makes for better-tasting and more nutritious meat compared to many run-on-the-mill brands of beef. Grass-feeding is better for cows as it means they’re on a diet of natural pastures, herbs and spring water.
Grass-fed beef is healthier for you, too, and it’s not only because the meat is known to be leaner than grain-fed beef. In addition, no antibiotics, growth hormones or supplements are needed, since the cattle are less prone to infections. They are therefore less likely to spread disease compared to their cheaper counterparts, which are primarily fed grains like corn.
Pampas Meat guarantees that its suppliers follow strict safety and quality standards, including getting approval from recognised international certifying bodies like the BRC (British Retail Consortium) and HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control). On top of the guarantee that no anabolic or growth promoter is used, suppliers also have to ensure their cattle are healthy and free from issues like the infamous Mad Cow Disease.
It’s the perfect barbecue meat
An Argentine steak has consistent texture, cooks slowly and evenly under low fire, and, when done right, is tender enough to cut with a spoon. Outdo your regular Sunday roast and impress your friends with an Argentine asado, a traditional Argentinian barbecue. The typical cooking time for a big cut of Argentinian steak is around one to two hours – the perfect excuse to have the barbecue up all afternoon long!
About Pampas Meat
Started by four Argentinean friends living in Singapore, Pampas Meat is an online store that delivers fresh and premium Argentine Angus beef. Prices are kept affordable thanks to the company’s partnership with one of the best suppliers from the Pampas, an iconic Argentinean region renowned for producing high-quality meats. The beef is chilled – never frozen – and flown in directly from Argentina.
Psst… Enjoy free delivery when you spend more than $100!
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