My thoughts exactly when I tried beef a month ago… (Before that, I was mostly vegetarian and loved pork all my life anyway, during my 8 vegetarian years as well, I don’t change my tastes I just didn’t eat it, so many other food to enjoy and buying good pork is hard with my standards. My relatives usually have chicken and pork when I visit, those are the most popular in this country. I remembered beef as some lean boring stuff in the soup my Mom made once a year.)
But even for the first time, we managed to make some tasty dishes too so I am looking forward to my big amount of ordered beef now. (There’s a nearby farm and I mostly get beef. It’s a problem if I don’t like it but I think I will manage even if it’s not my favorite ruminant.)
I love variety though. Beef, pork (always some smoked pork, I can buy that in the farmer’s market), mutton, chicken, rabbit, some fatty fish sometimes, slightly aged Gouda, dairy with lactose in tiny amounts and first of all, my beloved, tasty, versatile eggs. And of course, ruminants have different parts (eating other parts than muscle meat is popular in this country) and so many kinds of preparations are possible, I even use spices and very flavorful vegetables like onions and garlic, that matters a lot. And one can do a normal keto with meat AND vegetables… I never tried that style, maybe later. There are so many nice meat+vegetables options.
Eating a few steaks using the same meat every day, that wouldn’t be my style but if it suits someone, good for them. I don’t like beef steaks at this point but I never ate a proper one, just our own (I had only ribs and neck) so I have little idea of what I am talking about. I am still curious of a properly made steak from a more tender part of the animal. But until then, I gladly eat stews and soups, little fried pieces of meat. And mutton ribs. They are great too. Mutton is tender enough for me and so tasty!