What Makes it More Than Just a Burger?


a young lady holding a steakburger between her hands as she eatsDid you know, according to Burger Web, Americans consume about 50 billion burgers a year? There are over 50 thousand burger joints in America, and Texas has the second largest number of burger restaurants. If there is anything Americans take seriously, it’s probably food.  If you are looking for a good burger in El Paso, or dare we say, the best burger in El Paso, you need to try the Original Great American Land & Cattle Co. steakburger.

Not Your Average Ground Beef

You probably weren’t aware that 71 percent of beef eaten in restaurants is in the form of a burger. The good news is we offer something better. Our chefs make a burger that is like nothing else you will find in El Paso. For starters, it’s not just a burger, it’s a steakburger. We don’t purchase ground beef, and we certainly don’t use preformed burger patties. Our cooks grind our own steak meat daily to make our burgers. The result is a high quality, thick, flavorful patty cooked to order.

You’ve Got Options With Our Steakburger

A lot of our regulars are traditionalists and like the original steakburger cooked medium or medium well. Its an old El Paso classic. But we also offer bacon, mushroom, diced green chile, grilled onions, and bleu cheese so that you can customize your burger. We even offer the quesadilla steakburger which comes with diced green chile and American jack cheese. If you have a big appetite and want a taste from south of the border the Chihuahua steakburger should be your first choice. It includes a half pound hotdog, brisket, grilled onions, and of course diced green chile.

A Step Above Our Competitors

Here at The Original Great American Land & Cattle Co. we believe in consistency and quality ingredients. If you’re going to visit a restaurant and pay for good food and service, you’re expecting to be, at the least, satisfied. We take that desire seriously and go a step further. We are more well-known for our steaks, but we don’t disappoint if you are looking for the best burger in El Paso. We provide the best possible ingredients with great service. Our chefs only use Sterling Silver grass fed beef that is prepared fresh daily. Give us a call or visit us today. Your whole family is welcome here at our family owned restaurant. Oh, and come hungry!

Throwing the Perfect Dinner Party

man eating a steakWhether it’s a birthday, an engagement announcement, or a graduation, a dinner party is a great way to get your friends together. There’s nothing better than good food and ambiance to celebrate. Well, there is one thing that’s better, and that’s throwing a dinner party that you don’t have to cook or clean up for. In addition to providing the catering, we will also give you and your party great service. If you are interested in creating your own ambiance, The Original Great American Land & Cattle Co. can help you get the exact mood you are going for.

Ambiance Sets the Tone

If you are throwing an engagement party, you’ll probably want a soft romantic feel for the evening, or maybe even a brunch. For a graduation, the mood will probably be more fun and colorful. Whatever the case, always remember that the invitation is the first impression. This is where the mood will start. First and foremost, make sure you have the address, date, and time info correct. Be sure to send it out within two to four weeks of the event. If you send it any sooner the invitation might be forgotten.

Picking a theme will set all your planning into place. Once you pick a theme, colors, place settings, and flowers will all fall into place. If you choose to decorate our meeting room, we give you the opportunity to set up flowers and place settings. When picking flowers, remember to choose arrangements that are tall or short enough to talk around. If you choose to use name cards, consider requesting RSVP far in advance. Also plan for a few extra seats in case a few guests arrive unexpectedly.

The Convenience of a Dinner Party With Catering

The host usually gets caught up in taking care of details or cleaning up and serving. However, a dinner party with catering frees up your hands to enjoy the food and guests. Your main job as host is to entertain. At our dining hall you can enjoy great food alongside your guests. Whether you are planning a party for a loved one or a celebration for you and a spouse, we can help make the occasion special.

Choose The Original Great American Land & Cattle Co., Today!

The best thing about dinner parties with catering is you don’t have to worry too much about planning a menu. When you throw dinner parties at The Original Great American Land & Cattle Co. we give you options and take care of all the details. Our waiters and staff do our best to accommodate to your needs. We know that your dinner party will be a special occasion and we do our best to provide perfection. Give us a call today to set up an appointment.

The American Steakhouse — A Cut Above the Rest


a few steaks from an american steakhouseHave you ever struggled to order the perfect dish at your favorite American steakhouse? Perhaps you wonder, what’s the difference between a filet mignon and a New York strip? At the Original Great American Land & Cattle Co., the cuts we place on your plate are the finest. We cut the steak in-house and every piece of Sterling grass-fed beef is prepared daily. So when we say we know steak, we mean it! Here are a few fun facts about different cuts.

First Come the Primal Cuts

The type of steak you order and its tenderness all depend on the cut and what portion of the cow that it came from. The meat in the neck and legs are the toughest because those are the muscles that work the most. Typically, the farther away from these cuts the meat gets more tender. The animal is first cut into what are called primal cuts. This is different than prime cut, which means higher quality cuts.

American Beef Cuts

Every culture has different cuts of beef and names for them. At an American steakhouse, your meat will come from one of eight primal cuts. From each portion you have flavor and tenderness distinctions. Tenderness depends on, again, how far it is from the most active parts of the cow. For instance, the tenderloin is below the spine from muscles that hardly move. But the shake comes from the leg, and is typically only used for soup. This is because it is so tough. Flavor depends on the amount of marbling from fat within the muscles.

Forequarter Primal Cut

The forequarter cut, which is the chuck, is the front portion of the cow from the shoulder to the 5th rib. It includes bone-in steak, chuck steaks, and roasts. This is also the portion used for most ground beef. The rib cut is from rib 6 to 12. It contains ribs and prime rib. The prime rib portion is a big favorite at any American steakhouse. It is from the upper ribcage and has lots of marbling. It’s very thick and juicy.

Hindquarter Primal Cut

The hindquarter is as the word explains, the hind back portion. It includes the short loin, which runs from the rib 13 to the hip. It is extremely tender due to little motion. It includes t-bone, strip steaks, top and bottom sirloins. The tenderloin is a separate subprimal and is cut into filet mignons. The filet mignon is known for its tenderness and mild flavor. It is extremely thick, but a smaller cut. It is best when trimmed of all fat and gristle.

The t-bone, which is also called the porterhouse, is a thick meaty steak. This portion also has a lot of marbling. When you order this steak you will get a very tender, buttery flavor. The New York strip is the best of both worlds. It is found in the loin, but right behind the ribs. It has a layer of fat around the edge, but with little marbling. It has a fine texture and medium fat content. The New York strip is tender, with a rich beefy flavor. Another favorite, the sirloin, comes from the hip portion. It is usually a bit more tough but full of flavor.

The Value at an American Steakhouse

These premium cuts are only a small portion of the whole primal cut, which explains the higher value placed on these portions on your plate. The whole cow yields plenty of meat, but few steak portions. So when you sit down with your family at Original Great American Land & Cattle Co., your favorite American steakhouse, your feast consists of high demand beef. Be sure to savor every bite!

Keeping a Toddler Happy at a Family Restaurant


two parents, two grandparents and greandchildren at a family restaurantThe next time you have a deep craving for steak, you don’t have to get a sitter to go out. At our family restaurant we welcome guests of all ages. Although our food may remind you of the quality of fine dining, our atmosphere is family friendly and low key. You don’t have to settle for fast food if you want to eat out with your child. If you are that mom or dad wrestling with your child to sit still and enjoy a meal with you, we have a few ideas to help you enjoy your time as a family. The Original Great American Land & Cattle Co. is ready to feed you and your family!

Entertain Your Children

The best advice for the struggling parent is to entertain your child. You know your kid and their favorite toy or past time. If they love to color, bring along the crayons and coloring book. If they love to watch cartoons, perhaps bring along your phone and allow them to watch. A small bag of toys is an option to keep them entertained. Another good idea is to stop at the Dollar Store before your dinner at our family restaurant. Let your toddler pick a toy or two to stay busy while you eat. The fascination of a new toy will keep their attention. Maybe even bring out the smart phones and download some fun and entertaining apps for your children have some fun. But make sure the app doesn’t include microtransactions! 

Don’t Expect Them to Eat

If you struggle to get your child to eat their veggies or any of their food for that matter, the busy and new atmosphere might be even more of a distraction. You may want to put your concerns for their eating on the back burner. Better yet, you could make sure they eat a healthy meal or snack before you head out to the family restaurant. Ordering them a sure favorite like french fries might be a big help as well.

Include Them In the Conversation

The best bit of advice we can give is include them in the fun. It’s probably best not to try and carry on a deep conversation about your job or family over the dinner. If you left your child with a sitter and opted for a date night, that might be alright.  Instead, during a family night out, you could ask your child questions or play a game together while you wait for your food. Be sure to engage their attention as you sit at the table together. This will ensure your time is well spent.

Press the Reset Button

You probably already realize that your child’s attention span is limited. After about 20 minutes they will start to wiggle and squirm. It would be a good idea to walk over to the restroom or the front entrance to let them stretch their legs and get the wiggles out. This is like a reset button for their attention span and will make your job so much easier.

You are Welcome at Our Family Restaurant

When you come to The Original Great American Land & Cattle Co. you don’t have to worry about your kids. We are a family restaurant and enjoy serving you and your children. Our business was founded on family values. Whether you have one child, or enough for your own sports team, our staff will be happy to accommodate your needs. Let our signature dishes satisfy you and your entire family! Contact The Original Great American Land & Cattle Co. today. 

Wine to Pair With Your Steak


steak from a steak restaurant What could possibly make one of our quality, cut in-house, grass fed beef steak better? How about, the perfectly paired wine! The team at the Orignal Great American Land & Cattle has complied a few tips to help you pick the right wine with your delicious meal.

Sirloin and Chopped Steak

A general rule to follow is to match the intensity of the dish with the wine. When you’re eating a leaner cut like a sirloin or our chopped steak, a light or medium bodied red wine will pair well. These selections have a slightly higher acidity, which will cut through the texture of the lean beef.

Not So Lean, But Full Flavor

If you are looking for a full flavor, rich beef cut you are probably going to order a filet mignon, the New York strip, t-bone, or a ribeye. These are the fattier cuts here in our steak restaurant and certainly aren’t for the faint of heart. Go for a bold red wine. These will have a high tannin content. Tannin is an astringent and it will cleanse the palette.

Chicken Fried Steak and Spicy Foods

One favorite here at our steak restaurant is definitely the chicken fried steak. The sauce we use is rich and creamy which would pair well with a wine with peppery notes like a Cabernet Sauvignon or Shiraz. If you are going with a tampiquena or tampico topping wine might not be your first choice. Most people would probably pair one of these delicious meals with a good Mexican beer or even a margarita. However, surprisingly enough, a sweet wine would be great. A light bodied wine with noticeable sweetness would offset the spice and match well. Riseling would match nicely with the cheese, while a blush wine with a refreshing fruit flavor would be a good choice as well.

Superior Beef at Our Steak Restaurant

Pairing wine and food is a fun hobby for many and makes for a delicious meal. Whatever wine or beer you do choose, just remember that each and every steak is cut here in house. It’s made to order and carefully aged. We don’t receive frozen pre-ordered meals like other chain restaurants. And, we hope that every customer leaves happy and full. Be sure to drop on by for lunch or dinner and find out for yourself. Contact Orignal Great American Land & Cattle today!


Eat More Seafood and Steak – It’s Good for You

a steak cut open with leaves above itIf you really need a good reason to visit the steakhouse, it can definitely be the health benefits. Seafood and steak are American favorites and that’s no exception here in El Paso. If we’re being honest, the delicious taste alone is worth going out. But, you’ll be surprised to know you could be doing your body a favor when ordering our steak with a side of shrimp or lobster. If you’re ready to eat, The Original Great American Land & Cattle Co. is the place to go!

The Superfood of the Sea

Seafood is a great source for protein because it is so low in fat. And, the fat it does contain is great for preventing and healing diseases. Seafood is great for keeping your heart and blood vessels healthy because of the omega-3 fatty acids, DHA, and EPA content. The amount of nutrients in lobster is unreal. A delicious serving is rich in copper, selenium, zinc, phosphorus, B12, magnesium, vitamin E. Not only that, a recent study showed that middle aged people that ate one serving of seafood a week were 44 percent less likely to die from a heart attack. If that isn’t enough, another study also found that seafood can ease the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

Steak is Good for You  

In moderation. Lean red meat, like a top sirloin steak, is a great source of iron, zinc, vitamin B12, B6, niacin, and vitamin D. Vitamin B12 deficiency is linked to a number of health problems like early aging, neurological disorders, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and infertility. So, the bottom line says eat steak, don’t feel guilty, and enjoy it thoroughly. Our ribeye is our most popular and has a higher fat content. However, you can still enjoy all the health benefits of red meat with this choice in moderation.

The Two Go Well Together

You love food and you love feeling good. We love providing high quality food and customer service. You and our restaurant are a great pair, much like seafood and steak. We thrive on providing a great atmosphere with quality food from great ingredients. All of our dishes are made to order and nothing comes from frozen premade food. If you do decide to order a steak, our chef will cut it himself moments after you order. Fresh, delicious, and juicy are just a few of the compliments our food has received from reviewers. Join us for lunch or dinner to enjoy the delicious health benefits today! 

What Makes a Great Steak?


food from a steakhouse Choosing the right steakhouse can be difficult, we understand. If you want to sit down and have a tender, juicy, and flavorful steak, you’ll need to choose the right restaurant. Not only that, you’re paying for a full experience so you’re expecting great service and delicious side, and perhaps even some fine wine. At The Original Great American Land & Cattle Co. we can’t vouch for other restaurants. What we can tell you, is that we understand steak. We know what goes into providing our customers with top notch flavor.

The Right Beef and Cut

At our steakhouse, we only use USDA choice or prime beef. Prime beef is actually only three percent of all beef production in the America. It is the best and it is hard to find. We only use grass fed Sterling Silver premium beef. Our steaks are hand cut here in our kitchen daily. Even if you order a T-bone steak it is cut right here. You also can’t have a great steak without the proper aging. Here at our steakhouse, we cryovac wet age all of our steak. This means that we vacuum pack the meat and let it age in its own juices. We are Known for Our Seasoning

When you come to our steakhouse, one thing you can expect is great seasoning. On the same note, great steak needs little seasoning. When you start with good quality meat, the finest cut and the right aging, you don’t need much more. However we do use coarse black pepper, kosher salt, garlic and our signature spice recipe.

So many of our customers have asked about secret recipe seasoning throughout the years that we know offer it as a retail item. Although you just can’t replicate the great taste of eating juicy, flavorful beef at our steakhouse, you can go ahead and try!

A Great Steak

If we had to give you the short answer, it is great ingredients and consistency. We know that you want a reliable sit down experience when you look for the right steakhouse. And for that reason we have perfected our process. Our chefs are passionate about providing you with a delicious flavor, and our staff is dedicated to giving you an experience you can enjoy with the whole family. There is good reason that our regular customers come back week after week to enjoy a quality meal. On top of all that, you can come and enjoy a good steak for lunch, because we are one of the few steakhouses in town open at 11 a.m. Be sure to come on by and enjoy a meal with us!