Beef Heart Roast with Pepper and Garlic

Before you say “EW! No way!” and pass by this recipe. Give it a chance!

“When it comes to calories and protein, beef heart is about equal to white-meat chicken.” — SFGate Healthy Eating

Yes, I grew up eating offal meats. Yes, the texture is a bit different from what you’re used to.

HOWEVER…

It is lean meat. It is cost effective. And it is delicious! Just ask Scotty – I convinced him to give this a try a few months ago and he happily eats roasted beef heart any time I make it. WIN!

Beef Heart Roast with Pepper and Garlic

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Ingredients

  • Beef heart
  • Lots of garlic, minced
  • Black pepper
  • Green peppercorns, ground
  • Sea salt

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Prepare/trim the beef heart (or ask your local butcher to help you out).
  3. Coat roast with garlic, both types of ground peppercorns, and sea salt.
  4. Bake for about 20 minutes – roast and garlic should be nicely browned.
  5. Turn oven down to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Continue to bake until cooked through and tender (this took about 75 minutes for this particular roast).
  7. Let the roast rest for about 10-15 minutes. Slice and serve!

Why not try this roast topped with bacon jam?

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