Beef in Belize

Post in: Posts of Belize interest, by skistrail on August 28th, 2017

As you drive down the countryside in Belize, you will see cattle that resemble Brahma bulls. These are actually cattle raised here because of the weather conditions. They can thrive here while Angus and such can’t make it.

The beef here is very healthy, but very tough. It is hard to find a cut of beef that has any marbling like an Angus steak. There are two major beef packers in Belize. You can find some marbling in some of the steaks, but the cost is high. My local butchers beef is very tough.

When I buy steaks that don’t have that good marbling, I marinade them. Though maybe not recommended by some, I buy the steaks and put them in a sealed plastic bag with the marinade. I leave them in the refrigerator for two days. Then I put the bag with steaks and marinade into the freezer until I am ready to use one or both. I let them thaw in the refrigerator for two days before I grill them. They come out pretty tender.

A casino in the Free Zone has pretty good steaks. You have to be careful. I always ask if it’s Belize or Mexican beef. Mexican beef is far superior.