Thank you Sprouts Farmers Market for sponsoring this post and inviting me to learn about your food.
Have you ever wondered what all the hype is about grass-fed beef? I had a vague idea of what it meant and knew it was better. However, it was not until I attended a shabu shabu dinner with Sprouts Farmers Market that I truly understood why it is meaningful. The dinner involved some fun hands on cooking as well as an in depth discussion about the skillfully prepared meats inside Sprouts’ Butcher Shop. Originally from Texas, I was far too intrigued to learn about their beef, but that shouldn’t come as a surprise given my love of everything food.
Sprouts places a strong emphasis on selling grass-fed beef. If you don’t know, grass- versus grain-fed produces beef higher in omega-3 fatty acids. Cattle are raised with no hormones and as a result are naturally smaller. To me, that means happy cows. Raising cattle in a responsible way produces meat that is more tender and cooks quickly. If that isn’t enough, grass-fed beef is quite buttery on its own. After preparing freshly sliced beef in the boiling broth for our dinner, I can honestly say that seasoning may not even be needed. It would be minimal, if any.
The most important takeaway from the entire experience was the fact that Sprouts places much care into the beef they sell. It’s not mass produced and butchered just for the sake of consumption. It warms my heart knowing the beef I purchase has been given so much love. To learn more about The Butcher Shop, click here.