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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Brisket: separating the flat from the point prior to smoking

Is it possible to separate the flat from the point prior to smoking whole brisket without messing either piece up? I have a limited time to cook before an event and I'm thinking if this would work, I ...
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Beef and veggies in crock pot turn out hard and tough

I have a Hamilton Beach 6 qt Set 'N Forget Programmable slow cooker, and I keep having the same problem-- when I try to make beef stew, the beef comes out almost inedibly tough, and the veggies don't ...
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Using beef jerky cuts for stir fry?

I have some cuts of beef intended to be used for beef jerky. I have not yet dried them -- the meat is still fresh. I don't know what cut of meat was used. Can I use it for stir fry?
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As a consumer in the UK, how can I choose well marbled beef?

In the USA beef marbling is graded by the USDA - and this grade labeling is enforced to be passed nearly to the end consumer (i.e. the labeling is on the cryovac). So if I wanted well marbled beef in ...
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Why does my roast beef smell wonderful but tastes bland?

My crockpot roast beef has the best aroma ever but the flavor of the finished product is only average. I had a 4 pound tri-tip roast and seasoned it with the usual onion, garlic, worcestershire sauce, ...
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Rotisserie Charcoal BBQ - 50 lb boneless hip of Beef. Cooking time

I am bbq'ing a 50 lb boneless hip of local organic beef on a rotisserie bbq for a group celebration. The butcher will be loading the roast onto the rotisserie fork for me (to ensure it's properly ...
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What cut of beef can I use to make “sukiyaki beef”?

I want to try a recipe for Gyudon (shown below) that calls for thin-sliced "Sukiyaki Beef". My local grocery store doesn't carry anything by that name. I'm comfortable with thin-slicing beef myself (...
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Can I use short rib bones alone to make beef stock?

I have almost 2 pounds of uncooked short rib bones (I cut them off short ribs then froze them). There is very little meat, if any, on the bones. Am I able to make beef stock using just these bones? ...
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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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Is there a difference between Kansas City strip and New York strip?

Wikipedia gives the impression that Kansas City strip refers to the same cut as New York strip. Are they really the same cuts? If so, which name is more "authentic"? And if not, what's the difference ...
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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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Why the Australian Tomahawk steak is larger then US?

If you do a search for Tomahawk steak on Google Image, you will see two very different Tomahawk steak, the US ones, some simply referred it to Rib Eye Bone-In French Cut, are much smaller, with ...
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Extremely Tender Hospital Beef

My dad was recently in the hospital for intestinal surgery. While he was recovering they served him some beef that he was very surprised to find incredibly tender. He let me have a bite. It was so ...
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Cooking beef: how to make it tender?

I have been trying to sauté beef and make pan sauces, but the meat seems to always become somewhat dry and chewy. How do I avoid this? I have the same issue when stewing beef in a slow cooker or dutch ...
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How can I stop roast beef drying out?

I've bought a beef joint for roasting but it doesn't have much fat around it. How can I stop it drying out?
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How do I get pepper to stick to my beef jerky?

I have been making beef jerky for a few years now and have settled on a recipe I like a lot and use the majority of the time. It includes cracked black peppercorns which add a pepper flavor to the ...
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Chinese crispy beef with minced beef instead of slice steak?

I've read up on a fair few recipes for Chinese crispy beef, but they all call for a beef steak to be sliced up, such as topside, rump, sirloin. But I cannot find any info or recipes on substituting ...
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What is the best USDA rated beef best for stew in a pressure cooker?

We all appreciate how delicious USDA Prime beef tastes, but there is a point where the pressure cooker will do just as well with a lower quality. Should I go for USDA 'Choice', or should I buy the ...
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Can beef bourguignon be halal? [closed]

I'm preparing for the next master chef and want to show off. But I only eat halal. Can it be prepared without alcohol, bacon and cream?
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What cattle do we get our “beef” from in the US?

What type of cattle (i.e. cow) do we usually get our "beef" from? There are different variations of cows - e.g. longhorn, bull, buffalo and more - but when I buy "beef" in the market I am never told ...
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Can I store suet or home-rendered tallow at room temperature for a year?

This weekend I will be in possession of 100 lbs of beef suet (which I'll be getting from a butcher friend) and plan to render it into tallow. I can't even begin to imagine exactly what this amount of ...
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Which cuts of beef are suitable for slow cooking methods?

If I want to simmer or braise a piece of beef for a few hours, how do I choose suitable meat? Which of the usual cuts are great, which are adequate, and which ones will just turn tough? It would be ...
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Beef Broth - What Went Wrong?

Home-cooked Phở is my white whale. Anyway, before I can cook Phở, I need to be able to make beef broth, and so far I've failed completely. My broth is greenish-gray in color, mostly flavorless, and ...
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Kimchi Beef Noodles

One of the things I really enjoy are those instant kimchi beef noodle soup bowls that you can get from the (American) supermarkets. Mostly because I like kimchi, I like beef, and I like noodles. Now I ...
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Tough roast.. what's going wrong?

My housemate often manages to pick up reduced meat from the local supermarket (Sainsbury's in the UK) at the time he comes home. It's usually silverside, topside or brisket of beef. Occasionally it's ...
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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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Pastry not “sticking” to beef Wellington

I've cooked a Wellington a couple of times and whilst I've been pleased with the overall outcome on each occasion the pastry comes away when serving. This is purely for aesthetic reasons. I use a 1kg ...
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Is there a difference in taste between female and male beef?

A friend said that male beef is more expensive. I'm thinking she really means the difference in taste of different breeds or some other criteria that makes some beef more expensive. Is there a ...
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Soaking beef in water

I've begun cooking Asian food in the past year or so, and in many Korean and Chinese beef recipes, I see instructions to soak beef in water. Just plain water, not salt water or anything. And every ...
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How do you cook grass-fed beef so it is not tough?

I recently went to a farmers market and bought some grass-fed beef. I went with what we normally buy, and got a couple of bone-in thick cut ribeye. I typically prepare this by liberally applying ...
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What is the difference between Prime Rib and a Standing Rib Roast?

What is the difference between Prime Rib and a Standing Rib Roast? (and a "rib eye roast" while you're at it)
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Boiling Beef Chorizo as part of a soup base?

I'm wondering about the results if I were to try boiling beef chorizo instead of frying it for use as part of a soup. (My girlfriend insists this is a recipe for disaster, so I'm asking for more ...
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Sous Vide Beef steaks look overcooked at 59°C and 56.5°C

I have just started cooking steaks in my sous vide machine. I am getting results when cooking sous vide that do not agree with the theory and instructions I have read. For my experiments I have ...
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What can I do with an arm roast? [closed]

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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How are Thin Slice Beef rolls for hot-pot prepared in restaurants?

I was wondering how Thin Slice Beef rolls for hot-pot prepared for in hot-pot restaurants. Are they sliced and manually rolled, or is there a machine that is used to do the lot? Cheers. Picture for ...
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What kind of steak is this?

I'm trying to identify what this steak is typically called, so I can know whether I am trimming and preparing it properly. I've been unable to find any photos of similar cuts. I recently purchased a ...
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Why is my chuck roast dry?

Our chuck roast came out tender but dry. Why? We used the Beef in Barolo recipe from Americas Test Kitchen: - 2 lbs chuck roast seasoned with salt and pepper - Cooked at 300*F for 3 hours in a full ...
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help me identify the factors which make grass-fed beef tender or tough

I have been buying grass-fed beef straight from the farm both in Germany and in Poland. The beef I bought in Germany was invariably tender, regardless of the cut and what way I prepared it, while the ...
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I have a 8.6 pd 4 rib standing rib roast with bone. What temp and how long do I cook it in the over? Should I use the convection fan? [duplicate]

I am preparing a 8.6 pound standing rib roast to serve 8 adults for New Years Eve. How long does it need to cook for medium or rare and at what temperature?
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What is ground beef?

I keep hearing about Ground Beef, but I'm from Australia and I've never actually seen it before. Is it the same thing as Minced Beef? Or different? Is Minced beef an acceptible substitute if they're ...
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Sous vide timing for prime rib

I'm looking to sous vide a boneless, 6 lb rib roast, for New Year's Eve. If I set the temp for 136F, how long should I leave this to cook? My thought was 6 hours, but that's just based on ...
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Why does my steak turn out well done when the temperature probe says it's only rare?

Is it because I used a poor cut of meat? Did I not cook it fast enough? Should I have removed it from the heat sooner? Is my cut too thick? Is my temperature probe too conservative?
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Cooking juicy beef in a pan

I recently cooked beef in a pan, and it came out pretty leathery. I came to cooking.SE to find some advice, and found this: "The cut is important for both techniques. For sauteing, you need a lean ...
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How to cook beef shank so that it is fall-off-the-bone tender?

I bought several one-inch beef shank cross-sections from the local supermarket. It looks like concentric circles, with a inner circle of bone and an innermost circle of marrow. I put the shanks in a ...
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How long before steak is at room temperature?

I've got a piece (of about 300 grams) dry-aged rib-eye in the fridge, at around 6 degrees Celsius. I want to let it "get to room temperature" (which technically is about 21 degrees Celsius for me) ...
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Advice on meat cuts for German rouladen

I've been trying to figure out the best cut of beef to use for a German rouladen recipe. From the butcher and Google searches I've seen advice ranging from slicing flank steak (how would that work?) ...
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How should I cook a 1lb bottom round roast beef in the oven?

I'd like to try cooking a small roast beef. It's just me and my boyfriend so I only got a small 1lb one. I don't have any special cooking tools like crockpots, so how can I cook this in the oven so it ...
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Will 93% lean ground beef stick in a non-stick skillet without oil?

I often cook 85% lean ground beef in a non-stick pan. When I first started doing this, I always added some oil to the pan before I cooked it, but then I learned that the beef had enough fat on its ...
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Will I definitely get food poisoning from unrefrigerated meat?

I took a piece of beef steak out of the freezer yesterday at 4pm. I left it on the windowsill until 11am this morning. It stayed pretty chilled because the temperature here is below freezing, but it ...
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How long does it take to cook ground meat on a skillet? [closed]

I was wondering how long it exactly takes to cook ground meat in a skillet on the stove on medium heat for these meats? 1) pork 2) bison 3) beef 4) chicken