Fall is just around the corner and people all over the country are looking for healthy and easy meals that they can make after a long day. Here in Minnesota, Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed 100% Grass-Fed Beef has an all-time favorite recipe for Tater Tot Hot Dish, using their grass-fed ground beef that your family is guaranteed to love. Thousand Hills Knows Their No’s and believes it is important information that should be shared to help keep your family healthy and happy all year round! Read on to learn why you should Know Your No’s when it comes to beef.
The cattle at Thousand Hills are never allowed to graze GMO plants. The company believes in the benefits of natural grasslands and sustainable ecosystems that don’t contain chemical pesticides or genetically modified plants, which helps keep your family safe from glyphosate and other toxic materials.
No Grain By-Products
The USDA allows feeding grain-by-products like dried distiller grains left over from ethanol plants (GMO corn) to be fed in a feedlot and still be labeled as 100% grass-fed beef. Thousand Hills’ cattle are lifetime grazed on grassland pastures and never fed any grain by-products.
No Artificial Hormones
Most cattle in feedlots are administered hormones to encourage rapid weight gain. Many are also given a beta-agonist steroid that quickly converts fat to muscle. These hormones can be digested when eating the meat, so Thousand Hills never administers any artificial hormones or steroids.
Thousand Hills doesn’t administer antibiotics to their cattle. If an animal does happen to need an antibiotic treatment, the animal is marked, separated and sold in the conventional beef market. It is also commonplace for conventional cattle to receive sub-therapeutic antibiotics to increase their rate of gain. Thousand Hills does not allow this type of antibiotic treatment on any of their animals.
No Confinement Feeding
Cattle are happiest when they are roaming in pastures, eating the forages they were designed to eat. Cattle have stomachs with four rumens (or compartments) specifically designed to turn grass and forages into meat and milk. Feedlots provide an unnatural diet (grain) in a cramped, unnatural environment, which is why Thousand Hills never allows for confinement feeding.
Thousand Hills Favorite Tater Tot Hot Dish Recipe
1 pound Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed 100% Grass-Fed Ground Beef
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium yellow onion
2 cups green beans
1 ¾ cups frozen corn (thawed)
2 10oz. cans of cream of mushroom soup
1 pound of frozen tater tots
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Add the oil to a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until soft and beginning to brown, about 15 minutes. Add your Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed 100% Grass-Fed Ground Beef to the onions and cook until the meat is brown, stirring and scraping the bottom of the skillet to release the yummy brown bits, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Transfer the beef and onion mixture from the skillet into a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Scatter the green beans and corn evenly on top. Spread the cream of mushroom soup over the mixture and top with tater tots. Bake uncovered for 1 hour; the tater tots should be golden brown. Serve and enjoy!
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(Photo and Recipe courtesy of cookingchanneltv.com)