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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 […]

Make it Tonight – Cooking Your New Cuts of Beef

Beef and marinade with garlic in a glass bowl

Cooking Your New Cuts of Beef Did you receive Christensen Ranch beef for Christmas this year and aren’t sure how to cook it to perfection, or are looking for some new recipes? Beef’s variety and versatility means there are near-endless options for cooking your favorite, and even new-to-you cuts of meat. We’ve rounded up some […]

Ring in the New Year with Brunch Ideas

Terrific, tasty, and easy brunch ideas for the New Year It’s not too early to plan your New Year’s Day brunch celebrations and we’re here to help. We’ve rounded up some great recipes that delight your family and friends. Beef Sticky Buns? Yes please! This savory adaptation of the classic sticky bun recipe featuring our […]

Bringing Your Bulk Beef Home: Freezer Space Guide

Freezer filled with steaks and other custom cuts of beef

Purchasing beef in bulk, directly from ranchers like us, is called bulk beef or beef shares. Simply put, you get enough meat to fill your freezer and you pay less per pound than you pay at your local grocery store. You pay the same price per pound for Rib Eye steaks and Prime Rib roast […]