4 D Acres

  (Louisburg, Kansas)
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Emu Meat is Good Eats

Did you know that emu meat, particularly the emu meat sold by 4D Acres has the highest protein content of any USDA inspected meat sold in the United States? And YES, our meat is USDA inspected as well, insuring you the highest quality of meat - safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged. We are often asked questions about our meat. For example, do we raise emus specifically for the meat? While the meat is obviously a valuable product, at 4D Acres, it is a byproduct, as we raise our emu specifically for the emu oil, and its amazing healing benefits.

That being said, we also recognize the value to the health conscious consumer of a meat that is high in protein and low in fat, and that is also incredibly versatile. For that reason, we do have meat available for purchase and we can ship it. We get about 25 to 30 pounds of meat per bird, and sell it in steak filets, ground meat, and also in jerky and meat sticks. The jerky and meat sticks are easily shipped as they do not require refrigeration, and the prices on the website reflect that. For the steaks and ground emu meat, we recommend that you call for pricing, as the cost is determined by the weight of your meat package as well as the special shipping requirements to get your meat to you fresh.

We invite you to try our recipe for Emu Burgers.

1 lb. ground emu

1 egg (1 chicken egg or ¼ c. emu egg)

salt, pepper, to taste




ketchup and mustard

4 hamburger buns

Blend ground emu, egg, salt and pepper in bowl with a fork. Don’t overmix. Make 4 patties. Grill or pan fry over medium heat. Place patties on buns. Garnish with onion, tomatoes, pickles, ketchup and mustard. You can add cheese for a tasty cheeseburger. Serves 4.


What’s Cooking in the 4 D Acres Kitchen?

 Emuversatile, Emutasty, Emulicious,

These are just a few words, albeit made up, to describe the versatility of emu meat. Here at 4 D Acres, we have found that emu is such a mild tasting meat that it can easily be adapted to a variety of recipes that call for beef, pork, chicken or turkey. Without a heavy gamey taste that you might expect, the emu meat’s mildness allows it to work well with a large variety of seasonings and ingredients. Here is our adaptation of a chorizo recipe that we found on the internet. It originally called for ground pork, so we substitute ground emu meat for the pork. It is a snap to mix together, and just takes minutes to cook through. Lower heats are recommended to avoid a tough chew.  

Homemade Emu Chorizo  

This is great in a breakfast burrito with scrambled eggs and salsa in a flour or corn tortilla.  

1 lb ground emu
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. red Chile powder (cayenne)
1 lg clove garlic (mashed)
2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar  

Mix all ingredients together then add to the emu meat, blend with fork. To cook: Use either a non stick skillet or a fry pan lightly coated with vegetable oil spray. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring continuously until lightly browned. Drain off liquid. (We put the cooked meat mixture in a bowl, cover it, then refrigerate and eat the next day. This gives the flavors time to meld.)

For scrambled eggs and chorizo: Add 2 tbsp. meat mixture per each beaten egg and scramble. Remaining mixture can be used in a salad, taco, meat/bean/cheese burrito, etc.
Vinegar and cayenne can be adjusted according to taste. The vinegar counters the effects of the heat, so adjust vinegar down and cayenne up for spicier sausage. Enjoy!
  Here's a quote from a family friend after she tried our homemade emu chorizo:
This is good and I don’t have to add my hot sauce.” Becky Gomez

We are certain that you’ll find this recipe a welcome addition to your healthy lifestyle, especially if you love chorizo but don’t like the heavy oil content of pork chorizo. Emu meat is classified as poultry and is lower in fat and cholesterol than chicken and even turkey. It has a flavor similar to beef and can be used in any dishes that call for beef.

For more recipes, check out the Official Cookbook of the American Emu Association available on our website.


So, what's cooking in your kitchen?

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