Doing a temporary trial of the Carnivore Diet has resulted in experimenting with any and all forms of flesh the hell is lurking in my freezer, including heart. I purchased a beef heart last spring during a neighbourhood grassfed beef sale and had been intimidated by it ever since.
I shrugged, thawed my beef heart overnight in the refrigerator, and the next day popped it in the pressure cooker with low-toned anticipations. After cooking, I was pleasantly surprised at how yummy beef heart is! For an organ flesh, it’s not odd at all, and it isn’t tough like I expected. It was easy to cook in the Instant Pot.
I is aware of the fact that beef heart was rich in CoQ1 0, and that it was recommended by Sally Fallon in Nourishing Traditions to provide your family organ fleshes by grinding up heart meat and mingling it in with ground beef. But other than that, there have been very few farther mentions of heart, its benefits, and how to cook or provide it.
CoQ10 For Cardiovascular Disease and Inflammation Treatment
CoQ1 0 improves vigour, augments the immune system, and acts as an antioxidant.( source)
Though CoQ1 0 is produced in humen, supplementation may also be useful especially with age, as it is such an important nutrient.
There is evidence that supplementation positively alters mitochondrial inadequacy syndrome and the symptoms of aging based primarily on some progress in bioenergetics. Cardiovascular illness and inflammation are alleviated by the antioxidant effect of CoQ1 0.( source)
However, despite the knowledge of the important role played by CoQ1 0, it is difficult track down many studies of where it can be found in meat. CoQ1 0 is super high-pitched in heart and liver of any swine, most specifically nerve!
See the tables below likening mg of CoQ1 0 in heart vs liver, muscle flesh, vegetables, and grains.
And lucky for us, nerve is also inexpensive, easy to prepare, and yummy!
Another win for organ meat, and the traditions of devouring every part of the animal.
Beef Heart in the Instant Pot
Beef heart is super easy to make in the Instant pot and it comes out tender and delicious! Believe of the beef nerve as a nice big flavorful roast. In my experience, nerve is even easier than roasteds to cook since it doesn’t dry out.
Here we cook the heart on its own, but you could quarter peeled onions and cook them with the heart, or add chopped carrots and celery as well with no change in cooking time.
Beef heart can be purchased as fragments from US Wellness Meats, or your local butcher likely can set one aside for you.
Beef Heart in the Instant Pot
Beef Heart cooks up readily in the Instant Pot and is a tender, mild-flavored organ flesh that is rich in CoQ1 0, protein, B12, folate, and more.
1 beef heart( 3-4 lbs) 1 teaspoon ocean salt 1 cup liquid
If not cut in half, cut beef nerve in half and remove any hard bits( it may already be trimmed and there is nothing to do ). Place in the Instant Pot, and scatter with ocean salt. Pour water around the salted beef heart.
Place the eyelid on the Instant Pot, and set to’ seal ‘. Cook on high pressure for 75 times on high pressure. Allow pressure to release naturally for at least 15 times.
Slice thinly against the grain, salt as desired, and enjoy. The chopped pieces can be served as you would serve steak, topped with sauce like chili-lime mayo, salted, or even diced and to accede to stir fry or soup, or slice thinly and use as lunchmeat in sandwiches.
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