Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Eat your heart out!

Eat your heart out! Well... more like, I will eat your heart out. This is a heart. Talk about the ultimate Valentine's Day meal... haha... Actually, this is only part of a cow's heart. We didn't think to take a picture before we ate part of it.

That's right, we ate beef heart for the past several meals, and will eat it for a few more. Wow, a cow's heart goes a long way.

And the same things apply for the heart as for the beef tongue I mentioned earlier this month. It's nutrient dense, inexpensive, and tasty. It tastes very similar to the tongue. It has a nice firm texture.

Here are a few ideas for fixing beef heart:
  • Cut it up into chunks and put it in the slow cooker with some chopped onions and celery, and a couple bay leaves.
  • Put the leftover chunks and juices from that into a stew. I like using barley. Cook the barley for about 30 minutes, and when it's almost all the way cooked, add in some cut up carrots, celery, and onions, and cook for 10 minutes more, so everything's cooked. Don't forget to add some salt and pepper.
  • Thinly slice the meat. Get the griddle good and hot with plenty of grease. Brown both sides at the high temp, then turn down and cook for a few more minutes till cooked thru. Don't forget to salt and pepper the slices. I served this on some homemade sourdough buns.
  • Chop up meat into small pieces and season with taco seasoning, serve in a tortilla with sour cream and salsa.

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