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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What is the internal temperature a steak should be cooked to for Rare/Medium Rare/Medium/Well?

I'd like to know when to take my steaks off the grill and please everybody.
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Cooking beef for pepper steak

In american-"chinese" cuisine, I usually order a dish called "Pepper Steak with Onions". This seems to be a simple enough dish, mostly a straightforward stir-fry, except for one unique characteristic: ...
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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 best way to store uncooked homemade beef patties?

I'm planning to grind my own beef patties, but I don't plan to use them until the next day, or perhaps the day after. What is the best way to store them until the day of? Would sticking them in the ...
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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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What cut of ground beef is ideal to mix with ground lamb for kofta?

I'm attempting to replicate kofta that I had at a Mediterranean place last week. They were a mix of beef and lamb, yet neither flavor was more pronounced than the other, in fact it had a sort of ...
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Will cooking meat in a slow cooker longer than the recipe calls for have any adverse effects? [duplicate]

I have a recipe for slow cooker beef curry that calls for beef chunks, coconut milk, and red curry paste. It says to cook on low for 8 or so hours. Suppose that near the end of the 8 hours I ...
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Beef discoloration on parts not in contact with air

I have bought a pack of sliced beef and opened it up as soon as I got home. Judging by the date on a package, it was packed on the same day I bought it. It was red on the outside, but dark and ...
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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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Using cueritos (Pork Rinds) for ground beef

Can I use cueritos as my fat to make burger? I usually use pork fat but my butcher was out today so I bought 2 pounds of this delicious stuff.
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Should beef jerky be cut with or across the grain?

Recipes seem to be split down the middle of whether or not meat to make jerky should be cut with the grain or across it. What is the difference in the final product when cutting with vs across the ...
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Modernist Cuisine-style BBQ brisket safety

I am going to try Nathan Myhrvold's 2-step BBQ brisket recipe: Smoke at 149F for 7 hrs, then vacuum seal and sous vide at 146F for 72 hrs. However, (due to travel for work) I won't be able to complete ...
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Beef parts interchangeability

I see in many recipes with beef meat concrete part of the cow in the ingredients. I'm always wondering, what would happen if I put the meat I actually have and not the exact one. Is it that different? ...
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Soak meat in water to get rid of smell? [duplicate]

Some of my Asian friends soak their beef stew meat in water or even boil it to "get rid of the blood and the bad smell", as they say. It is my understanding that the red juices in the meat is not ...
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Hamburger meat falling apart [duplicate]

I ran the meat through mincer once, formed burger approx. 3cm high, seasoned it, oiled from one side and put it in very heated pot and I put the lid on it. When I was turning it the other side down, ...
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Can I fix this bad beef stew?

My housemate's mother is visiting and she's been doing a bit of cooking. Today she made beef stew. She cubed up about 4lbs of tri-tip and dumped it all in my stew pot with some olive oil where it ...
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what is the best way to keep beef tender? [duplicate]

I have one pack of beef stew meat & 2 packs of beef shoulder ranch steak strips . I am planning to cook them with a brown gravy (and other spices) type of sauce and serve with noodles. My question ...
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Internal temperature of cuts containing abundance of connective tissue

I currently have a 2 lbs beef chuck in the oven. I am monitoring the internal temperature of my meat, which is currently at 140 F. It is my understanding that cuts located close to hoof/horn and ...
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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 makes a really good marrow bone?

Every now and again I really crave some crustinis with marrow. I've had mixed success trying to find the ones where the marrow can easily come out. There's usually sinewy ossificans and it makes it ...
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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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Can I substitute a beef round rump roast for brisket?

I am making a slow cooker recipe that calls for beef brisket. Unfortunately, my grocery store only had obnoxiously large cuts of brisket so I just grabbed a reasonably sized beef round rump roast. In ...
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Should I brown meat for stew?

I always look through the comments on recipes I find online that I want to try. The comments are usually helpful and give great tips on how to make the dish even better! I recently found a great ...
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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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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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Kabobs to Fajitas - how to make the meat tender

I made a bunch of kabobs. Now I want to turn the leftovers into fajitas. How can I keep the meet tender for the second dish? I'm using beef and chicken. The kabobs were (slightly over) cooked on a ...
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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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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 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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To which internal temperature should I cook beef for rare/medium/well done?

I am going to cook a beef roast: To which internal temperature should I cook it for rare/medium/well done?
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Is this meal now ready for the garbage disposal? [duplicate]

Can you eat cooked corned beef and cabbage that has been left out overnight?
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Right stock color

I did beef stock for two times, with more-or-less same ingredients/steps, but the resulting color was different. For the first time, the color was amber, for the second time, it was brownish. What ...
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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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What is the correct French word for brisket?

What word can I use to accurately describe brisket of beef in French? I usually go to the butcher with a chart of US beef cuts and point to it but it neer seems to correspond to the same piece. Does ...
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Is it better to add roasted vegetables into beef stew?

Hoping to create a heartiest stew, I was thinking of roasting my carrots, okra, and sweet potatoes. Will it create any substantial change in flavor?
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Temp and times for roast beef 2.3lbs [duplicate]

What oven temp and time is required to get medium rare
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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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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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Thawed meat can we refreeze [duplicate]

Our freezer was accidentally switched off approx a week ago and it was full of beef which had been frozen when very fresh will it be safe to refreeze
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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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Can I fix a chewy beef joint after it's already cooked and sliced?

Now I have cooked the beef joint & it's cut up into thin slices is there anything I can do to make it less chewy. Editor's note: let's assume this is some kind of cut meant for roasting, ...
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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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Beef dripping - how long can it safely be kept for in the fridge [duplicate]

I buy beef dripping in tubs from the butcher - usually use a teaspoon when making a roast or a cottage pie. It never seems to change colour, or smell; so how long is it safe to keep for?
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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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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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How do I render large quantities of suet?

I am trying to render 100lb beef suet to tallow as well. How can I do this efficiently? Should I use stove, crock pot, or stove pot? How many pounds should I render in each batch? Do I need to add ...
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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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How is this kind of cattle called?

I've heard of beef, not specifically "veal", where the animal can be older but has had mostly a milk diet and been restricted of physical movement, preventing muscle development, making for softer and ...
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Sous vide timing for prime rIb

I'm looking to sous vide a boneless, 6 lb rib roast, for NYE. 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 experience and not ...
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Keeping beef jerky dry?

I made some beef jerky, and I am wanting to mail some to family and friends. I don't have any of those silica gel packets to absorb moisture - is there anything else I can put in the baggie that will ...