New Frequently Asked Questions

We know how important it is to have quality, wholesome food for our family, and want you to have the very best for yours. We guarantee that your USDA inspected beef will arrive at your specified shipping address in wholesome condition, either still frozen or chilled. You will receive the quoted weight that you ordered, or more.

If your order arrives in anything less than our guaranteed condition, please contact us within 1 business day of delivery for a replacement or La Vaca Meat store credit. Prices are subject to change at any time without prior notice.

Please note: La Vaca Meat Company cannot be held responsible for incorrect shipping addresses. Our guarantee is for delivery to the shipping address you specify when ordering.

Most of our beef comes from cattle that are grass fed for the majority of their lives and then finished on grain. The finishing period, which is the last four to six months of the cattle's life, is the only time when our cattle are kept in a feedlot. While in the feedlot, the cattle are closely monitored and fed a diet of alfalfa and grains. Moving the livestock to the feedlot is necessary to improve the quality of marbling and flavor of beef that we serve our customers. We do offer 100% grass fed options, meaning the cattle are grass fed their entire lives and never given any grain.

Do not remove the plastic wrap until you are ready to cook your steak. The plastic wrap should be left on during the thawing process.

How long will my steaks last in the freezer?

For optimal flavor, we highly recommend eating your steak within one year of its purchase. After this point the taste and tenderness will begin to proceed through a natural phase of digression. Once you have tried one of our steaks, you will not be able to keep them in your freezer very long anyway.

Is it possible to refreeze any of the beef?

As long as the beef is cool to the touch and has not been removed from the original plastic wrap it is possible to refreeze.

If my steak appears to be partially thawed, is it still good?

Yes. As long as the beef is cool to the touch and has not been removed from the original plastic wrap, the quality will be retained. If it appears to be partially thawed, you can refrigerate or refreeze any steak until you are ready to eat.

How should I cook my steak?

We highly recommend that your steaks be grilled or broiled. If you cook our steaks using either of these methods, you will be ensured the very best quality.

What is the best way to grill your steak?

After the meat has been thawed to room temperature it should be sprinkled with our Original La Vaca Seasoning. Once placed on the grill it should be seared on high for one to two minutes on each side. After searing, reduce the heat to medium and allow your steak to be grilled until the desired temperature has been met. Every steak will be grilled based on the thickness of the cut; however, you can use these internal temperatures as a guide: 120°-130° for a rare steak, 130°-140° for a medium rare steak, and 140°-150° for a medium steak.

Shipping Information

We ship all products Monday and Tuesday only to ensure your product does not arrive spoiled. Any orders placed Tuesday after 4:00pm through Sunday, will ship first thing Monday. Please make sure to note the time and day the shipment should be arriving at your residence. Items should be frozen or cold to the touch when they arrive. We ship UPS Ground, 3-Day, 2-Day and Next Day Air based on your location and order selection. Note: We do not ship to P.O. Boxes.

Safe Handling Instructions

Consuming raw or under-cooked meats may increase your risk of food borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.