Did you know that red meat can be included as part of a healthy diet? Thanks to Texas Longhorns, today’s health-conscious consumer doesn’t have to avoid tender, juicy steaks. Longhorn beef is leaner than other breeds and is lower in saturated fats. Packed full of flavor, Longhorn beef has less cholesterol and calories than white meat. Including lean beef in a heart-healthy diet can positively impact blood cholesterol levels. Studies have shown that eating lean beef can help increase ‘good’ cholesterol and reduce ‘bad’ cholesterol in people with elevated cholesterol levels.

Beef is the best source of protein, zinc and Vitamin B12 and is the third best source of iron in the food supply. Beef is also a good source of selenium, which may reduce the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer (such as prostate) as well as enhance the body’s ability to fight infections. That’s definitely good news for carnivores who crave a healthy lifestyle!

Does Longhorn taste different? Yes, it's much leaner than Angus beef. Fat wise it's much more comparable to venison than it is other beef. Much of the fat on a longhorn is what is called trim fat, and there really isn't much of that either. Longhorn is incredibly lean.

Today, more than ever, people are constantly looking for better alternatives than packing house store cut meat. The old days of the butcher shops where the beef producers saw every step of the process has gone to the wayside. Now you buy meat at the grocery store, unaware of where it came from, unaware of the health of the animal, unaware of the care taken to produce the very food you're planning to put on your family's table. In today's world of feed-lot beef with heavy corn and grain feeding for added fat,
we've taken a different, more natural approach. We raise our Longhorns with appreciation for the flavor and natural health benefits these cattle impart in their beef.

When nature crafted the Texas Longhorn, the result was an efficient converter of forage into meat that is lower in saturated fat and high in healthy fats and protein. Longhorn is "the other red meat", much healthier than the beef is you bought at the grocery store. The beef tests lower in cholesterol and higher in protein, "also higher in vitamin A and Omega 3 fatty acids, all crucial in reducing cholesterol, diabetes, cancer, and high blood pressure". Naturally raised grass-fed beef has less overall fat, more protein and few calories than grain-fed beef. Grass-fed and finished beef is an excellent source of high-quality protein selenium, zinc, iron, phosphorous, and the B-complex vitamins. It is superior to grain-fed beef because it is higher in Omega-3 fatty acids and lower in calories.

Why is Longhorn beef not more available? There are a couple simple economics reasons. 1) If you look at the markets, all beef breeds end with the outcome of meat on the table. All but Longhorns that is. While the Longhorn beef is extremely healthy and delicious the butchering side of the Longhorn market is usually the last market we touch. Our cattle are more profitable selling as seed stock to raise very marketable cattle for other programs. Our bulls and our steers are typically the only ones who become delicious heart healthy Longhorn beef. So about 30% of Longhorns are actually butchered compared to a much higher percentage of other beef breeds. 2) Longhorns do not gain weight as fast as the other beef breeds. Because of that they simply don't produce the pounds per head. Even though the meat is much healthier very few ranchers are willing to take the pay cut to raise Longhorns.

Why should I buy local Longhorn? 1) It's the healthiest red meat you'll find. 2) It's primarily grass fed with zero growth hormones or steroids added. 3) You know exactly what you're getting. How do you know the beef you buy in the grocery store is Angus which it claims? The quality of Longhorn hamburger consists of some of the best parts of the cow where the quality of the grocery store hamburger consists of random scrap cuts they grind into a pile.

Will you ship out of state? Our butcher is located in north Florida. Depending on how far you're willing to drive or how much you're willing to pay our driver we will deliver anywhere.


Culinary Benefits


Texas Longhorn beef cooks quickly due to its low fat content. Fat acts as an insulator. Heat must penetrate the fat before it begins to cook the meat. Lower fat means a faster cook time.

There is little shrinkage in Longhorn beef.

Longhorn beef does not require additional fat for cooking. The natural fat is enough to cook your meat to perfection.


Cooking Tips & Recipes

Bring your Longhorn beef to room temperature before cooking. Don't overcook! Your beef can go from perfectly cooked to overcooked in less than a minute.


When grilling, sear a steak quickly over high heat on each side to seal in its natural juices. After searing, reduce the heat to a medium or low and then try 3-4 minutes for the first side and 2-3 minutes for the second. Add damp mesquite or cherry wood chips to the fire for extra flavor. Remember, the meat cooks quickly so watch it carefully. Let it rest in foil for five minutes before serving.
To broil, position the meat 3-4 inches from the heat. Watch it closely while cooking to achieve desired doneness. Broiling slightly frozen steaks keeps them juicier.



Longhorn burgers are 85-90% lean. Cook on high 3-4 minutes for the first side and 2-3 minutes for the second. Let it rest in foil for 5 minutes. A meat thermometer is recommended to monitor desired temperature. Ground beef should have an internal temperature of 160 degrees F. 


Sear the beef first to lock in the juices and then place in a low temp. pre-heated oven or crockpot on low all day. Longhorn beef roasts should be cooked at 275 degrees F.


We are excited to offer farm fresh, locally raised lean Longhorn beef. Our goal is to raise happy cattle that are locally grown to provide beef that is free from steroids, growth hormones and unnecessary antibiotics and have it processed in a clean facility. Our cattle are processed in a USDA inspected facility that is family owned and operated. All meat is vacuum sealed, individually labeled.

Texas Longhorn Beef is a great option for those of you who are looking for a leaner, healthier and more flavorful option. Please contact us with any questions or to order beef.