Ostrich Meat

Written by Brooke Tolman (last updated December 11, 2020)

Ostrich meat is a type of red meat that can run with the best of red meats. Even those swear by beef, will come around to the delicious taste of ostrich. It acts very much the same as most red meats when it comes to cooking and using it. It has a lot less fat than regular red meat; therefore a few things need to be taken into consideration when cooking it. It needs to be cooked rare to medium-rare; however any more than that and the meat will end up being dry and hard to eat. Ostrich meat is also better than beef in that it lasts longer than beef. While beef can only be refrigerated for up to 4 days, ostrich can last weeks in the fridge and can be kept frozen for over 90 days without getting freezer dry.

Here's a recipe that never fails when wanting to eat an ostrich steak. Cut your ostrich steak into four ounce pieces that are between 1/2 and 3/4 inches think. No more, no less. Next smother it in spices that you like. If you don't know what you like, some common ones include garlic salts, pepper, lemon pepper and salt. After sprinkling the spices, pour some Worcestershire sauce on your steak. After your grill is heated up, place your steaks on long enough to sear each side. This helps to keep the moisture and juicy taste inside. Continue grilling until the juices run clear, like any other type of steak.

Another great way to use ostrich meat is like ground beef. If you grind it up, much the way you do ground beef, it tastes almost the same as ground beef and you can use it in any recipe you might use ground beef. It's great in casseroles and tacos. Another great idea for using ostrich meat is using it in meatloaf. Mix your ground ostrich with some chopped up onion, a can of tomato sauce, one beef bouillon cube, and some salt. Blend it all together and press into a 9x5 pan and bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Top it with ketchup for a delicious and healthy meal.

Ostrich meat is a great healthy alternative to any meat substance. Compared to all other meats, it's leaner; it has less calories, cholesterol, and grams of fat. It's a great alternative to beef if you're interested in losing weight. If you replace beef with ostrich for every meal, that can translate up to losing an extra 10 pounds of fat each year.

Author Bio

Brooke Tolman

Brooke is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science. She currently resides in Seattle where she works as a freelance data analyst and personal trainer. She hopes to spend her life camping and traveling the world. ...

MORE FROM BROOKE

Properly Caring for your Houseplants

Gardens don't have to belong only outside. With some water and a little care, houseplants can beautify any spot in your ...

Discover More

Buying Fruit Trees

Fruit trees are a great addition to any garden, especially if your family eats a lot of fruit. With all of the different ...

Discover More

Cleaning Rugs

Floors make up a huge percentage of what you see in a home. Making sure your rugs are clean is a very important part of ...

Discover More
More Cooking Tips

Cornbread Stuffing

When having poultry for dinner, is there really a better side dish to have than stuffing? Cornbread stuffing can be one ...

Discover More

Handling Fresh and Frozen Turkeys

Is there really a difference between a fresh and frozen turkey? Most people believe that there is. No matter which turkey ...

Discover More

Chicken Cordon Bleu from Scratch

Chicken cordon bleu is, without doubt, a truly fantastic meal. What is even better, is if it has been made from scratch. ...

Discover More
Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] (all 7 characters, in the sequence shown) in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is 5 - 0?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)