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The Humane Yet Delectable Future For Alpaca Meat

Cas Cad Nac alpaca farm
The American alpaca story has not always been a pleasant one but the future is slowly brightening, thanks to farmers able to see the burgers amid the herds. Alpaca meat should probably have been part of the plan from the beginning; for those who have tried the burgers, of course, this is not news.

If you are in the U.S., have not yet tried alpaca, and have not found a local provider, you can easily satisfy your curiosity thanks to the wonderful folks at Cas-Cad-Nac Farm.

Here’s a recent news story highlighting these folks, who definitely get it.

The Lutzes didn’t eat alpaca meat until it became part of their business in 2011. They needed extra money because the economic crisis thwarted their livestock sales. Nobody was interested in spending $8-$25,000 on one of their alpaca, even if they were of the highest quality.

It was a way of generating revenue and profit at a time when the farm couldn’t support itself.

Click here to read the whole story.

As a llama, I feel I have particular standing to advocate for practical treatment of farm animals, because people going into the business with rose-colored glasses have been bad for everyone.

And by the way, Christmas is just around the corner…

Joe’s Original Alpaca Burger Cookbook

Alpaca Burger Cookbook

Joe’s Original Alpaca Burger Cookbook is now available! Click here to get your copy today!

The alpaca lifestyle sure wasn’t all it had been cracked up to be, for some alpaca farmers.

Now, we are pleased to offer a way out, with a unique collection of recipes for these lovable, delicious animals. Whether you need to prepare alpaca or another of your favorite ground meats, this cookbook is your guide to superb, inexpensive dishes in diverse styles of cuisine.

When life gives you alpacas, make burgers.

Alpaca – The other, other red meat

Alpaca burger
Alpaca can be both delicious and simple to prepare when turned into ground meat.

At its best, alpaca is a mild red meat with a soft consistency similar to that of venison, though without the gaminess. The flavor, in fact, is so mild it might be described as buttery, and yields exquisite burgers. It has much less fat than beef, which brings advantages and disadvantages: Alpaca is not the least bit greasy, but may require some fat added during the cooking process so it doesn’t dry out.

As a mild-flavored meat, you can take alpaca in many directions, cuisine-wise. The unique texture allows it to substitute for anything from beef to tofu. It really does make for fantastic eating…once you solve the toughness problem.

To learn more about selecting and preparing alpaca meat, check out Joe’s Original Alpaca Burger Cookbook.