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Is there anything more delicious and American than steak? Red meat is, perhaps, the finest meat God ever created. Sure, pork and chicken are wonderful in their own ways—who doesn’t love pulled-pork barbecue?—but nothing beats a good steak.
Indeed, the noble Texas Longhorn is virtually a symbol for the Old West, just like the cowboys that guided him to market on the long drives of the nineteenth century. The Texas Longhorn, according to Oklahoma State University’s Department of Animal Science, a product of natural selection, meaning the breed is the only beef cattle in the country that is not the product of human-guided animal husbandry or selective breeding. Instead, the cattle adapted to survive specifically in North America, after cattle brought over by Christopher Columbus and early Spanish explorers made their way into what is now the American Southwest.
The Black Angus—a breed most Americans will recognize from endless restaurant adverts—is the most common beef cattle breed in the United States. Grilling Black Angus steaks and burgers was no doubt a major part of many Americans’ Independence Day.
It’s no exaggeration to say that beef built the West, and fed the country in the process.
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