How to cook Kobe Beef Burger

Kobe beef refers to the meat originally cultivated from the Wagyu cattle breed in Kobe, a Japanese region. The Wagyu cattle breed produces a more tender, flavorful meat than Imageother cattle breeds. Although Wagyu cattle are now raised in areas other than Japan, such as the United States and Australia, it is available in a limited quantity compared to other beef and is considered a delicacy. If you get your hands on Kobe beef to make burgers, make sure you cook them slowly and carefully to prevent ruining their unique flavor and wasting money.

•    Remove the Kobe beef burgers from the refrigerator. Let them sit until they reach room temperature because heating them when they are chilled will shock the meat and make it cook unevenly.
•    Set a grill to “medium high” heat or preheat a cast iron grill pan on the stovetop over “medium high.” Sprinkle the burgers lightly with salt and pepper just to enhance the flavor.
•    3 Pour 1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil into a small bowl. Dip a pastry brush into the bowl and lightly brush the oil in a thin, even layer across the grill grates or pan to ensure the burgers don’t stick when you try to flip them.
•    Add the Kobe beef burgers to the preheated grill or grill pan and heat for three to six minutes or until you see that the bottom of the patties have distinctive grill lines. Use a spatula to carefully flip the burgers over.
•    Lower the grill or grill pan heat to “medium” and heat the burgers for another three to five minutes, then flip them over again. Continue slowly heating and flipping the burgers every three to five minutes.
•    Insert an instant-read meat thermometer into the center of a Kobe burger each time you flip the burgers to prevent incorrectly estimating the cooking time. Remove the burgers from the heat once the thermometer reads 150 degrees F, then add to the buns and serve.


Top ten reasons to eat beef. Because if you didn’t…

Image1. Over one million farms and ranchescould go out of business, most of them small family owned or operated businesses. The ripple effect could devastate communities throughout rural America.

2. The U.S. economy would lose over $80 billion in added value contributed by all red meat (primarily beef and pork).

3. The country’s economy would lose $4.08 billion in export value from beef alone.

4. You’d miss out on a protein that’s only 154 calories per 3-oz serving that’s an excellent or good source of ten essential nutrients including: zinc, iron and B vitamins. A 3-oz serving of beef constitutes 10 percent of the calories in a 2,000 calorie diet, yet supplies 10 percent of the Daily Value for ten essential nutrients.

5. You’d need to eat 670 calories of peanut butter, 374 calories of black beans, or 236 calories of raw soy tofu cubes to get the same amount of protein found in a 3-oz serving of lean beef at 150 calories.

6. Iron deficiency would become an even bigger problem in the U.S. than it already is—iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency worldwide and in the United States alone, a significant number of girls aged 9‐16 (75 percent) and adult women (50 percent) consume less than the recommended amounts of iron. Beef is the most readily available and easily absorbed source of iron in the American diet. A 2005 analysis showed beef eaters were 26 percent more likely to meet nutrient requirements for iron than non-beef eaters.

7. The majority of grasslands, wetlands and other wildlife habitat would be at risk or lost. Open space—primarily managed by cattlemen—provides habitat for 75% of America’s wildlife. Ranchers play an important role in the survival of native species. Cattle grazing plays an important role in maintaining the wetland habitat necessary for some threatened species, such as the Greater Sage-Grouse in the West or the California tiger salamander and red-legged frog.

8. About 587 million acres of U.S. land—most of which is unsuitable for raising food crops—would go to waste. Grazing cattle more than doubles the area of land that can be used to raise high quality food. As the population continues to grow we must make wise use of available land to raise nutrient rich food like beef.

9. Lady Gagawouldn’t have a Meat Dress to wear.

10. The summer grilling season—Fourth of July fireworks, Memorial Day picnics, Labor Day weekend barbecues and ball games— just wouldn’t be the same with tofu burgers.