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due to thanksgiving, we are only shipping monday, november 20.
orders must be placed by midnight sunday, november 19 to ship the week of thanksgiving.

The Art of Braising Beef Shanks

Braising Beef Shanks

Beef shanks, often overlooked, have the potential to transform into a masterpiece of flavor and tenderness when given the right treatment.    Understanding Beef Shanks Beef shanks come from the lower part of the leg, a region that works hard and, as a result, is rich in connective tissue. This connective tissue, when cooked low […]

Bavette Steak

The Bavette Steak is versatile with a robust, beefy flavor profile

The Bavette Steak stands our for its unique flavor profile, tenderness, and versatility. Often overshadowed by more well-known steaks like the Rib Eye and NY Strip, this cut is a must-try for any steak enthusiast.   Origins and Characteristics The Bavette comes from the Sirloin Primal. Its long, flat grain and rich marbling make it […]

How Much Freezer Space do You Need for a Quarter Beef?

Freezer space needed for quarter beef: Packages of steaks, ground beef, and roasts from a Christensen Ranch quarter beef

Wondering how much freezer space you’ll need for your 1/4 cow? You’re not alone! If you’re considering investing in a quarter beef, you’re making a wise choice in terms of quality, cost savings, and supporting your local ranchers. Accordingly, as you prepare to bring home a quarter cow, it’s crucial to plan for the necessary […]

How Much Freezer Space Do You Need for Half a Beef?

Chest freezer filled with half beef steaks, roasts, ground beef, and more

Ready to purchase a side of beef but not sure how much freezer space you’ll need for a 1/2 cow? We’ve got you covered! Purchasing half a beef is an excellent way to stock up on high-quality, locally sourced beef from ranchers you know and trust, and enjoy cost savings in the long run. However, […]

Discover the Denver Steak

Two raw Denver steaks on metal tray with garnish

Although relatively unknown compared to popular cuts like rib eye or filet mignon, the beef chuck Denver steak offers a unique combination of flavor, tenderness, and leanness that deserves recognition. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at the Denver steak, including its origins, flavor profile, leanness, and how to cook it […]

Tri Tip Steak

Grilled tri tip steak on wooden cutting board with olive oil and seasonings

Tri tip steak (and roast) is a triangular-shaped cut of beef that comes from the bottom sirloin primal cut and is known for its rich flavor and tenderness. This versatile cut can be grilled, roasted, or smoked, and it can be served as a main course or sliced thinly against the grain for sandwiches and […]

Christensen Ranch Featured at PARC Aspen in Aspen, CO

Christensen Ranch braised short ribs with farro risotto, orange gremolata, and espresso roasted parsnips at PARC Aspen

From Pasture to Plate in Aspen, Colorado We’re excited to share that our beef is featured at PARC Aspen, the newest locally sourced farm to table restaurant in Aspen, Colorado. Our braised short ribs are a best-seller and we can see why! Executive Chef Mark Connell slowly braises them with a farro risotto, orange gremolata, […]