Maleny is a scenic town just north of Brisbane, and is far more picturesque than Lady Gaga's tonsills at the Super Bowl.
This town is the source of Maleny Black Angus Beef, selling some pretty impressive Black Angus meat that has raised on Maleny’s prized Kikuyu and clover pastures.
Is this grass fed beef as good as it claims to be? Let’s find out. The steaks are high…
We tried out one of these steaks to see what all the fuss was about. Instead of doing the usual and throwing it on the BBQ, we opted for a simple weeknight dinner that is only ever good when good meat is used. We made beef stroganoff.
There were two steaks in the vacuum-sealed pack which sliced easily and displayed some beautiful marbling.
- Two pieces of top quality steak (if you cheapen out, you will end up with a chewy mess), sliced & diced
- 3 field mushrooms, chopped
- 1 large onion, diced
- 15g smoked paprika (about half a Masterfoods shaker’s worth)
- 300ml sour cream
- 250g fettuccine
- Salt and pepper
To make the noms:
1. Boil a pot of water and cook the fettuccine.
2. Brown the meat quickly and set aside.
3. Fry-up the onion and mushrooms, and add the meat back in.
4. Season with smoked paprika, salt and pepper and coat all items in your pan well.
5. Stir in the sour cream and warm through.
6. Serve on top of the cooked and drained pasta.
7. Eat all the noms.
Maleny Black Angus Beef uses no antibiotics or growth hormones as their cattle eats only grass and no grains. Cattle have trouble digesting grain, which is often laced with antibiotics.
While it’s not hard to find grass fed beef, it’s not always clear if they’re purely grass fed, or have had had some grain towards the end to fatten them up quickly. This provides Maleny Black Angus Beef with a pretty strong selling point- their cattle are 100% grass fed.
With free home delivery to Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba, local strogs and BBQs will become udderly tasty from now on.