Dec 30th 2022 - Monica Cunanan
What Exactly Is Wagyu Beef, and Why Is It So Delicious?
You may have heard of wagyu beef before, or you may have seen it at the grocery store. But what exactly is Wagyu beef, and is it healthy? Read on to find out!
What is Wagyu?
Wagyu beef is a high-quality Japanese beef animal. Wagyu comes in four varieties: Japanese Black, Japanese Brown, Japanese Polled, and Japanese Shorthorn. Wagyu genetics results in beef that contain more omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids than other forms of beef. The trademark marbling effect is created by a combination of monounsaturated fat and muscle, producing a moist and delicate feel.
A Wagyu burger may be more expensive than an Angus beef burger, but the difference in flesh quality is completely warranted.
What exactly is Wagyu beef, and why is it so delicious?
Wagyu is the beef of the moment. People who know anything about beef prefer Japanese Wagyu to other varieties of beef because it is the greatest.
But what distinguishes it as the best? Consider Wagyu to be the Rolls-Royce of beef; it is the greatest beef money can buy. It is the best of the best.
Is Wagyu healthier for you?
When taken as part of a balanced diet, Wagyu beef is thought to be healthier than other forms of beef. This is because Wagyu beef has up to 30% more monounsaturated fatty acids, which have been shown to be healthier than Angus meat.
Wagyu beef can even help you lower your cholesterol levels, and studies show that eating more monounsaturated fatty acids is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.
The sumptuous Wagyu patties in burgers are loaded with juicy toppings and our homemade sauce before being topped with a gourmet burger bun. Want to make them at home? Here's what you need:
How to Make Wagyu Burger
- 2 pounds Wagyu premium ground beef or Wagyu Beef Patties
- Cooked bacon slices
- Cheese slices
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Tomato slices
- Other condiments
- Hamburger Buns/ Brioche Bun
- Preheat your grill to its maximum temperature.
- Cut each one-pound roll into thirds (for 13-pound burgers).
- Roll them into flat patties about 5 inches in diameter in your hand.
- To prevent the burgers from plumping, press the middle in somewhat more.
- Season the burgers well with salt and pepper on both sides just before grilling.
- Close the cover and distribute them evenly on the grill.
- Cook for 5 minutes before flipping.
- Add your favorite cheese as soon as you flip them. Cook for an additional 4-5 minutes.
- Pull them off and set them aside for 5 minutes. Place a patty on its own bread or brioche bun, then top with 2-3 pieces of bacon and your classic burger toppings.
Is Wagyu Beef From Japan?
It's a frequent misperception that all Wagyu beef comes from Japan. Due to lower Japanese tariffs, the United States began raising Wagyu beef on a regular basis in the late 1980s, and now, the majority of Wagyu beef sold in butcher shops is raised in the United States.
The breeds of cattle utilized in Japan and the United States are identical. So, rather than referring to a specific geographical place, you could say that Wagyu refers to these six kinds of cattle.