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Beef, It's What's for Dinner 
 
Aug. 17, 2013 5:03 pm 
Updated: Oct. 24, 2013 9:16 am
For the longest time, we avoided beef.  With all the hype about how "beef isn't good for you" and how you should minimize your beef intake, we shied away.  Now, with the discovery of local, "organic" beef, and new studies about how beef actually is good for you, we've started eating it again on a regular basis.

I purchased beef at a local supermarket (they cut the roast to my specifications) and I decided on a recipe for Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast.  The recipe calls for adding two cans of condensed cream of mushroom soup and a package of dry onion soup mix.

To be honest, if I am sticking with a healthier approach to beef, I would skip the packaged, processed soup mixes and add my own fresh ingredients (real onion, mushrooms, and garlic, with a dash of salt and pepper).

The beef was tender and delicious, but I couldn't help but wish I used less of the processed ingredients and more of the natural ingredients.

Overall, this was a good meal (and my family enjoyed it).  And the beef, cooked according to the recipe (in a crock pot), was tender and delicious.

I will definitely make beef again (at least once a week), but I would make sure I stuck to my more natural approach of cooking.
Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast
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Aug. 17, 2013 7:07 pm
I'm with you! I prefer to avoid the processed stuff and know what is in my food. I do LOVE beef and am so glad it is good for me :)
 
Lela 
Aug. 18, 2013 8:24 am
Hi Cookie! I live in Colorado and I get a 1/2 beef from a local rancher twice a year. You can't believe the difference in taste and quality of meat when you get it direct from a ranch. The cows are not shot up with any hormones. I don't eat beef every day, but I rotate all my meats from chicken, pork, beef, fish and then a non meat day. Right now, I am waiting for my 1/2 beef. I hope I get it before I run out.
 
Lori 
Aug. 24, 2013 3:32 pm
Humans are carnivores so have a natural affinity for beef. The challenge is finding fresh, affordable beef . Unfortunately most families cannot afford organic so must be selective when purchasing. Encorporating non-meat days into the week would be a way of ensuring protein.
 
Oct. 24, 2013 9:16 am
Thank you for the input, ladies! I fortunately have found a great local grass-fed beef source. Finding "healthy" food, that tastes good and satisfies that urge is a challenge!
 
 
 
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