Think oxtail or beef short rib, but FAR leaner and much higher in protein as well. Ostrich neck meat is best slow-cooked in a crockpot or stewed until tender, falling off the bone and shredding like pulled pork. Cut in convenient 3-4" sections and shipped frozen in individual packages that weigh 1.25-1.75 lbs each.
Gourmet ostrich is extremely versatile and can be substituted in virtually any recipe in place of lean beef, venison, bison, turkey, pork, and more. Click Learn More, below, for expert tips on cooking ostrich.
Shredded Ostrich Neck Tacos: This super simple recipe makes amazing tacos with a beefy, tender, fall-off-the-bone protein the whole family can enjoy and won't believe it's not beef! Perfect for an easy, healthy dinner.
Braised Ostrich Neck with Shitake Mushroom Sauce: Fall-off-the-bone tenderness and very rich flavor is yours with this slowly braised ostrich neck specialty. Similar to gourmet oxtail or beef short rib, but with more protein and a fraction of the fat or calories.
Many of our first time customers have never had meat shipped directly to their door. These are some of the most common questions we receive about shipping.
Is the meat frozen?
Our meats are flash-frozen immediately after harvest and remain 100% airtight in a state of deep freeze until shipment, at which time they are carefully packaged with sufficient dry ice and renewable insulation to maintain our very high standards of food safety during shipment.
We calculate the amount of dry ice and insulation to use in every package based on the shipping address, shipping service, and the weather likely to be experienced en route to your door.
What if my meat thaws in transit?
While we strive to ensure every order arrives fully frozen, carrier delays do happen. The important thing to remember is that upon arrival, as long as the meat is still cold to the touch, it is perfectly safe and appropriate to put right into your freezer, or fully thaw to cook.
Buying frozen meat means you will have the extra step of thawing your meat but we promise, thawing ostrich is easy! The three options below are the safest, easiest methods to get fresh meat from the freezer to your plate.
Ostrich is higher in protein and iron than beef, and lower in fat and cholesterol than any other traditional animal protein.
All of our ostrich meat comes from 100% whole muscle cuts, with absolutely nothing added. Every package of ostrich meat is USDA inspected and flash-frozen at peak freshness.
Every ostrich is ethically raised, humanely harvested, and packaged on our environmentally sustainable farm in Idaho.
Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do.
Raising ostriches requires 1/3 the fresh water, 1/50th the land, and generates 1/10th the greenhouse gas emissions of cattle.
Our water-wise facilities, locally sourced feed, and systems to convert waste into chemical-free compost are just a few of the ways we conserve resources.
We utilize every possible byproduct and are continually looking for innovative ways to achieve a net-zero impact on the environment.
We go to great lengths to ensure our flock is healthy, happy, and humanely handled from hatch to harvest.
Far from factory farms and the culture of waste, American Ostrich Farms has set out to revolutionize the way red meat is cultivated and consumed. We believe that every choice makes a difference and when common sense meets a common purpose, we can do what’s right for generations to come. Welcome to the future of red meat.