Beef heart is a lean organ meat that is very high in iron, riboflavin, selenium and vitamin B12. It is also high in niacin, phosphorus and zinc.
Heart is similar in taste and texture to venison, although without the gamey flavour. It is delicious in stews, and can also be served on its own, fried with onions and vegetables, or stuffed and baked.
Heart meat is best either sliced into strips and grilled rare to medium-rare, like tenderloin, and left to rest before serving. Or it can be slow-cooked with moist heat for 2+ hours, and it will develop a firm yet tender texture.
Beef hearts also make an excellent pet food, not only for dogs and cats but also for many fish, as it gives them good coloration and quick growth. We think it’s important to only feed your pets on all-natural, healthy beef hearts that are free of antibiotics and synthetic hormones — especially when you are giving them a raw diet.
One beef heart, approximately 2.5 lbs (1.14 kg).