How to Cook the Best Beef Wagyu

I think we can all agree that it’s a sin to overcook a prime piece of Wagyu. Because of Wagyu’s intense marbling, its fat is evenly and generously distributed throughout the meat unlike other cuts. That’s why it’s one of the most well-known prime cuts of beef in the world, but that’s also why cooking can ruin its incredible tenderness if not done right. Here’s our tips on how to prepare and cook the best beef Wagyu to bring out its world-renowned flavor.

Thaw it Properly

Cooking Wagyu requires proper preparation and some patience. Because we send our meat flash frozen to maintain peak freshness and flavor, you’ll need to defrost it in the fridge. It can take 24-48 hours depending on the cut, but good things come to those who wait! After your meat has defrosted and you’re ready to get cooking, remove the Wagyu from the fridge and allow it to hit room temperature before cooking (it shouldn’t take more than an hour). This ensures that your Wagyu cooks more evenly than it would with a colder center. To make the best beef Wagyu, you’ll want to make sure it’s not too cold so that the fat melts consistently throughout the entire cut of meat.

Keep your Seasoning Simple

We’ll bet that you’re going to be amazed by the incredible flavor that is naturally packed into this meat, especially if you’re a Wagyu first-timer. In order to cook the best beef Wagyu and bring out these natural flavors, we recommend sticking to the tried and true salt and pepper combo. You definitely don’t want to overpower its hearty taste and season it like a batch of fajitas.

Avoid a Traditional Grated Grill

As much as we love to cook using our American grills, Wagyu calls for special treatment. You need to use a pan or grill plate for a flat cooking surface to collect the juices and cook evenly. With traditional grills, much of the delicious fat content, and flavor, can be lost as those fat juices drip through the grates. With a flat cooking surface, that fat will begin to pool around the meat to create a crispy crust on the outside and give you soft and tender meat on the inside.

Use the Highest Quality Meat

It should go without saying that cooking the best beef Wagyu all starts with using the best product. Not all meat subscription services can make the claims that we do. When you buy from Rancher’s Prime, you know you’re getting:

  • 100% Traceability
  • Verified Black Wagyu genetics
  • No Artificial Growth Hormones
  • And More!

Our established network of elite ranchers across the United States adhere to the strictest of standards. This gives you consistent quality with every order guaranteed. If you want to learn more about our ranchers and how they’re raising the bar, click here. You can rest assured that they are dedicated to providing the highest quality so you can cook the best beef Wagyu in the comfort of your home.

At Rancher’s Prime, we offer American Wagyu Bone-in Ribeye, American Wagyu Strip, and American Wagyu Ground Beef as some of our prime add-on products. With each box, you can get up to 3 add-on products added for you to try all of our Wagyu! Purchase a box today and taste the Rancher’s Prime difference for yourself.

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