Beef is the meat of adult cattle (cows & bulls). Use this tag for questions about selecting, identifying, storing, preparing, replacing or cooking with beef as an ingredient. Questions about dishes which include beef, but are not focused on beef, should not use this tag.

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Why does the beef in Goulash need to be floured and brown before cooking?

In most recipes example from BBC, in making a Goulash, a step is to brown/fry lightly the beef in flour before the stewing steps. Why is this done? Since the beef will be in a liquid it can't be to ...
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What is the key to making beef soft? [duplicate]

I bought chuck roast beef from the store but when I cooked it for my beef noodle soup, it was a little hard. My mom told me sometimes adding salt will suck out the water amd make it hard. I'm not ...
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Is it safe to throw frozen meat in marinade?

What if I don't wait for it to defrost. Does it affect taste in a bad way? Or is it unhealthy? How does it compare to thawed meat?
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How many peppercorns to a 2 litre Beef Casserole? [closed]

In slow cooking I would like to know the amount of peppercorns to add to a meat stew or casserole please, I don't like it too peppery.
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How would I go about recreating beef/hamburger taste/umami, strictly vegan?

I've begun to experiment with creating the perfect vegan hamburger. Hamburgers was something I held very dear before I stopped eating meat and I haven't been able to find something that even comes ...
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A Substitute for beef shanks?

I'm from Mexico, and a very popular dish over there is "Caldo de Res" (Beef broth), and it's made with beef shanks, but I haven't been able to get it where I live, not even in local butcheries. I ...
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Browning Beef Stew (safety question)

I'm making beef stew in a cast iron dutch oven for the first time. I have some stewing meat, and have oiled the bottom of the dutch oven. The problem is my cast iron dutch oven is a small size, so ...
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What is an alternative in Feijoada to smoked ham or beef?

While smoked ham and beef are great, are there alternative ingredients that can still impart the 'smoked' flavoring?
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What can I do with an arm roast?

I have not had good luck with this tough lean cut so far. I usually get it when I buy in on a grass-fed cow. Braising it they way I normally braise cuts of beef in wine makes a very dry unappetizing ...
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What is the difference between French and British cuts of beef?

What is the difference between French and British cuts of beef? I am told they just butcher the animals dfferently. Certainly the cuts don't seem the same. For example is faux fillet really exactly ...
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How should chuck roast be grilled to maximize tenderness?

Forgive me if this question has been asked before, I did a search and did not find it. I have cut up a chuck roast into steak slices (relatively thin, maybe half an inch), tenderized it and marinated ...
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Steak has bits of horrible bitter/liquid like chunks of meat

When I cook round steak most of it comes out fine, but as I eat it bits of it (every four or five bites) I come across this one bit where when I bite in I feel a horrible tasting liquid type thing ...
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Kobe beef in the U.S?

Recently moved to the bay area, and it seems that everyone is advertising "Kobe beef burgers" on their menus. As someone who has been in Japan and tasted the real thing, it's quite clear to me that ...
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Minced beef or lamb clumping - how to stop it

I've noticed that sometimes, I'll cook mince and providing I stir and chop the meat, it doesn't clump, but sometimes it does clump and I can't seem to work out any kind of pattern for when it does ...
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Why did my roast beef turn out chewy and not tender? Where did I go wrong?

I recently made an Oven Round Roast in the oven and I followed directions quite well. I would really like to know where I went wrong. The roast was 1.4kg and relatively round in shape, it was also ...
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Was my bone marrow broth boiled too long?

I've been making beef broth regularly but last night I forgot to turn my crock pot to low and the bones boiled all night. Does anyone know if this is ok or should I toss the broth And start over? I've ...
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Chuck Roast, Beef Broth, Onion and Potato. Can this work?

Can I simply throw all these ingredients together in my cast iron skillet and cook in the oven? Potential pitfalls, seasoned advice?
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How should one prepare beef heart?

I've got one in my freezer. The whole heart. After a cool defrost... How should I cook this heart o' cow? Steaks are the only application that come to mind.
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Extraordinary Beef Gravy?

I recently overcooked a rib roast – not badly, but into the “well-done” class. The roast itself was still OK – but the gravy…the gravy was fantastic. I can only assume this is because I cooked a lot ...
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Should I keep the meat boiled off of bones when making beef broth?

I am making a simple beef stock from the leftover bones from a New York cut roast beef. Beyond adding a mirepoix and boiling the bones for three hours I'm not doing anything special. When I make stock ...
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What types of cuts of meats are ideal for (beef) stew? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best cut of beef to use for stews? I had a conversation with a cruise passenger on my most recent vacation and he spoke a bit about stew. It inspired me to ...
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Storing beef for 3 days

I've just bought some fresh rump steak to make beauf bourguignon in 3 days. Can I keep it in a fridge or do I need to put it in a freezer?
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Mushroom replacement in Beef Wellington

I saw a great recipe for Beef Wellington on Serious Eats that I'm eager to try. However, my roommate does not eat mushrooms (both because he dislikes the flavor and because he had a bad experience as ...
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The best way to roast silverside of beef in th oven?

I have a fairly large piece of beef (2.4kg) with very little fat on it. I was wondering what the best way to roast without drying it out would be please? I know the temptation is to say that it needs ...
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Does marinading preserve food's freshness

I have 2 questions; 1 is very general, and one is very relevant to my current situation but both are about the same thing. So, I defrosted a topside of beef over Saturday night/Sunday morning. It is ...
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Why isn't the beef fat in my chili melting?

I'm making some Texas-style chili ("beans optional" :) for the second time, and the fat on my brisket just does not want to melt. As the recipe instructs, the chili sits on the stove for 4+ hours at a ...
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Can I use mulled wine for deglazing a beef stew?

In the middle of preparing a beef stew when I realised I have no red wine (I may or may not have drunk it all, you can't pin anything on me!). I have copious amounts of mulled wine though. Will this ...
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Why did my brown beef stock end up yellow?

Over the weekend I attempted a brown beef stock for the first time. I roasted (from frozen) a couple of kilos of beef bones in the oven for an hour or so until they were a deep brown colour all over. ...
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Stewing beef - how long is too long?

From what I understand, the cooking process melts the collagen, turning it into gelatin and making the meat more tender. However, the process also tends to cook the meat itself, making it tougher. ...
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What cut of beef do most restaurants use for carving roasts

I love the roast beef at cafeteria's such as Furr's & Picadilly.. What cut of beef
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Cooking two pieces of meat in pressure cooker

I know that I need to cook beef for 15 minutes per pound (500 g) in the pressure cooker for well done. So one 4 pound (2 Kg) roast would cook for one hour. But what if I cook two 2 pound (1 Kg) ...
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Cooking minced/ground beef with a jar of sauce

Backstory: I've never really lived independently before (even during college) and I've never really had to fend for myself much, so please forgive this elementary cooking question. I have about 1kg ...
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Fastest Way To Cook Bottom Round Roast

I have a 2.7 pound block of Angus beef bottom round roast that I need to cook expediently (meaning not 7-8 hrs in the slow cooker). What's the fastest way to prepare this meat without it tasting too ...
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how do you rest your steak after cooking [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to rest meat but not let it get too cold? I have been over the last year perfecting the home cooked steak to my liking and have read with interest the questions and ...
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Why do my teriyaki steaks come out hard and dry?

I have tried to make Teriyaki steaks (beef) and they come out dry and hard. They have been marinated with the Teriyaki sauce as instructed by various recipes but in the end the steak has taste but no ...
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Recreating a Mexican spice blend I have bought

I previous bought a pre-made spice blend from a health food store which I absolutely loved however its $5 per 30g which is pretty expensive so I was thinking I would try and recreate it. The ...
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Steak qualities/beef grades in Canada?

In his answer, @hobodave describes the three grades of beef available in the States: Select, Choice, and Prime. He further points out that most supermarkets only carry Select grade. What are the ...
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Can a broiler function as a grill substitute when making kebabs?

When grilling is not option, but broiling is: Can a broiler + broiler plate function as a substitute for a grill when making kebabs? If so, what must I do to prevent overcooking beef, lamb and/or ...
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What cut of short rib do I have, and how do I prepare them?

I have beef short ribs that I'm not sure how to prepare. I'm not even sure what cut they are. They consist of only bone and intercostal meat. The blade fat and meat have been removed. They are then ...
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What precautions should be taken while cooking a thin steak?

I went to the Halal butcher the other day and asked for steak, except what I received was more like thinly sliced beef. What can I do with this on a barbeque? Will it cook the same? How can rescue ...
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Is it safe to overcook beef or other meat?

When making hamburgers, I prefer to grill the beef until it is very dark and the outside is entirely black. I know that it is dangerous to eat beef that not cooked enough, but is there any hazard in ...
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Preventing a burnt burger patty when pan frying

So when I cook the burger patties on a frying pan (I lack fancier methods of cooking them), the bottom tends to get burnt pretty black. Yet when I bite into the burger, you can see that it's only a ...
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What is the difference between pot roasting and braising?

I'm looking at this guide for cooking cuts of beef: http://www.newworldfrontiersman.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/1288720744352.jpg and some are supposed to be braised, while others are supposed to ...
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How can I spice up ground beef without using pepper?

I cooked up some good-quality minced beef yesterday with salt, onion, and breadcrumbs. (I wrapped it around hardboiled eggs and baked it.) I didn't use any pepper because I have allergies, and I ...
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How can I make shredded beef?

In Australia, shredded beef is not something you can buy easily. I haven't seen it anywhere except in restaurants. I would like to know how I can make my own restaurant quality shredded beef; the ...
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How do I make the beef in my beef stroganoff more tender?

Tonight I prepared some beef stroganoff with a recipe from allrecipes.com as a rough guide. It came out really well, except that the meat was very tough. I bought the meat pre-cut as "stew meat," as ...
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Why did I end up with mushy corned beef?

I cooked my first ever corned beef brisket. I think it was a point cut by the shape of it. I won the darn thing and the package did not specify. Anyway, I brought to a boil then reduced to a simmer ...
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Corned Beef in a slow cooker?

I have my corned beef cooking in my crock pot for about 6 hours on low. Should the meat be falling apart by now? It is still one big hunk of meat. I thought it would be ready in about 1.5 hours. ...
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Are meatballs different from Hamburgers other than in terms of size?

The recipes in for meatballs and hamburgers have their variations, but a lot of overlap. Many look almost the same. Other than the cooking method and size, is there a fundamental difference that sets ...
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Improving tomato sauce in beef liver recipe [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What kind of sauce can I make for beef liver? I boil the liver in order to be healthier but a own variant is to heat it on a pan afterwards or fry it with little oil ...