A Cheaper Alternative to Steak: Beef Heart!

A Cheaper Alternative to Steak: Beef Heart!

Sarah Rae Smith
Nov 2, 2012

110112-beef.jpg The cost of a good steak has gone up in recent years. So we are here to offer an alternative — beef heart. What? Cooking beef heart at home sounds scary and a little weird? The folks at NPR say you can do it!

NPR recently featured beef heart in their series that focuses on Found Recipes. This series has them talking to major chefs, and it will give you something fabulous to check out other than Science Fridays.

They've recently taken a look at how beef heart can be the poor man's steak as it has a burst of extra meaty flavor. And truly — beef heart is found in the cuisine of nearly every beef-eating culture on the planet.

Even though you're probably passing it by at your local grocer, this recipe for Beef Heart and Watermelon Salad might have you thinking twice about it. Just cut the heart into steaks and sear for 3 to 5 minutes on each side. You can handle that right?

Read More & Get The Recipe: Beef Heart: An Unexpected Meal That Spans Generations from NPR

Have you ever cooked beef heart?

Related: Weekend Cooking: Try A New Cut of Beef!

(Images: Flickr member Girl Interrupted Eating licensed for use by Creative Commons; NPR)

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