Questions tagged [beef]

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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Do beef foreshank (the shin) and hindshank taste different? Should they be cooked differently?

What are the practical differences between the foreshank and hindshank? In terms of the amount of fat they contain, dryness, sinewiness and taste. Should they be cooked slightly differently? Does one ...
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Can I freeze beef bones and use them to make a broth later on?

I am interested in making my own beef broth from bones left over from chuck roasts, t-bone steaks, etc. However I currently do not have enough bones to make a batch with. Can I get a big ziplock "...
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Recipe calls for letting beef stand at room temp for 1hr. Is it safe? [duplicate]

I'm following a recipe for a roast beef tenderloin with caramelized onion and mushroom stuffing from "The Best of America's Test Kitchen" (2008) cookbook. After butterflying the roast, ...
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How do you roast a tri tip overnight?

Wood Ranch famously roasts their Tri-Tip overnight and then finishes it off on the grill before serving. Whenever I slow cook my tri-tip (in a smoker @225) it only takes about 4 hours. I don't think ...
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Is there a relation between the size of muscle grains of beef and to what extent it should be cooked?

Recently I've heard two rather contrasting cooking advice in which one says larger muscle fibers call for longer cooking and the other one says larger muscle fibers call for quick cooking at high heat ...
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Mushrooms, beef, long cooking and bitterness

I tried two long-cooking beef dishes starring mushrooms, an ossobuco of veal and beef breast. The directions went by basically cooking the ossobuco (after cutting the junctions) or the beef breast ...
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Chili beef fat substitutes

I'm working on a vegetarian version of a brisket chili recipe. It takes 20 hours to make, so effort involved is not an issue. I need a substitute for brisket fat. I render the fat, strain out the ...
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What is a good cut of meat to use in beef bourguignon [duplicate]

I'm looking for a nice cut of meat that would nicely fall apart when you put a fork to it. It doesn't have to follow the "authentic" recipe. I've tried various packs of "stew meat" before and it ...
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What caused my grass-fed beef to taste & smell ‘off’ this time? Not sure if gamey or barnyard-y is the right description

So this relates to an expensive order I made from a local farm, that’s highly reviewed online by the few who know about it, and they check all the boxes for my standards in terms of their beef being a)...
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When we go to the butcher's shop, which color meat should we choose? Cherry-red or brownish-red?

When we go to the butcher's shop, we see cherry-red and brownish-red meat in the cooler. I know that change in color alone does not mean the product is spoiled. Color changes are normal for fresh ...
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Drying beef to preserve it without any equipment

I have high quality beef muscle meat, beef liver and beef heart. All completely grass fed from healthy animals with clean practices thus I am not that worried about botulism ("Botulism outbreaks occur ...
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How can I get cuts of beef I recognize when in Italy

Almost five years ago, my husband and I retired to the Abruzzo region of Italy from the U.S. I've made a lot of cooking adjustments, but beef cuts have me beaten. I want steaks and roasts. Research ...
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JKWhy is my brisket rubbery when I cooked it [duplicate]

Injected, cooked until 160, wrapped, cooked until 200, just like it says online. Still very rubbery and tough. Maybe my meat thermometer is inaccurate? Maybe I should go beyond 200 next time. It was ...
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Can I use cow feet in pho broth

My instacart shopper has accidentaly given a pack of cow feet, in addition to the soup bones I ordered. Can I boil the feet alongside the bones while making pho broth? Cow's feet are primarily ...
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Can I turn off stove while making stock?

Can I turn off the stove mid-way through making the beef stock? I didn't know it would take 4 to 6 hours!
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Ground beef stays pink for 10 days, doesn’t seem right

I have a 1-lb package of 80/20 ground beef that seemed unnaturally pink. Did not open it for 10 days. Refrigerated, not frozen. Still within the “use by” date. But it’s still totally bright pink, none ...
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Can a beef brisket be tenderized by cooking a second time?

A neighbor gave me about 2.5 pounds of cooked brisket. He said he cooked it overnight but he did not say a temperature. I have roasted several briskets overnight in a tight roaster at 210 to 220 F ...
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How can I avoid my patties bulging in the middle?

When cooking beef or turkey patties on the skillet, I often end up with them bulging in the middle. See photo below. One patty is bulging like crazy, the other is more normal. This bulging results in ...
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Testing for beef

I'm allergic to beef in the same way that lactose intolerant people are allergic to milk. There are times at home when I cook ground turkey and I react the same way as when I eat beef, so I'm ...
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Frozen beef barley soup , adding more ingredients and re-freezing [duplicate]

Frozen beef barley soup. Can I add more ingredients to thawed soup and safely re-freeze
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What is this clear liquid after braising?

I just made braised short ribs with balsamic vinegar, and after taking it out of the oven all the liquid turned clear! Here is a picture of the result (sans a few ribs): I suspect it is due to the ...
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Is it ok to cook beef from frozen in a slow cooker?

It's my first time cooking with frozen beef. I'm currently making a slow cooker stew which will be on high heat for around 7 hours. Is it okay to use frozen beef? I also add in a kettle of bottle ...
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Too much lemon in beef stew help!

I have a fruity beef stew with plums, carrots, beef, onion, beef stock and far too much lemon juice and lemon zest. It tastes too lemony, what can I do to counteract it?
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Wine reduction sauce a little too rich

I made a wine reduction sauce using a great merlot and some low sodium broth (onions and fond too!). I started by making a roux and then reduced the sauce. It has great consistency and tastes great ...
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Prime Rib w/ bacon wrap

My butcher prepared our Christmas prime rib with a bacon wrap. He suggested 325° roast until internal temperature, but I’m skeptical of that method. I was going to do this 200° slow roast with a quick ...
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Cooking time for two identical pieces of beef

I am cooking two identical 2 pound pieces of beef. It calls for 25 minutes per pound. Do I figure the cooking time for 2 or for 4 pounds? The cooking time for 2 pounds would be 50 minutes and for 4 ...
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Sous vide top side beef joint - set temperature lower than it should be

I am new to sous vide and am currently cooking a relatively cheap cut of beef (~1kg of top side beef joint). The beef is in a vacuum sealed bag and has been cooking for about 5 hours at a temperature ...
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What is Heel of Round?

The Us cuts of beef are very different from the cuts of beef in my country (the Netherlands). In the famous book "The French Menu cookbook" Richard Olney talks about the Heel of Round and the Bottom ...
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What cut of beef is “plat nerveux”?

The cut is 'plat nerveux' and was purchased at a Parisian (French) market. It is beef, long-ish, round (like a sausage), and boneless. The meat is deeper red than most beef cuts I am used to. Deep red,...
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Keeping Beef Wellington warm vs delaying cooking after assembly

I'm making Beef Wellington again and this time, I have to pick up my wife from the airport (about 60-90 minute round trip) before we eat it. I want us to be able to eat as soon as possible once we ...
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Ate raw beef patty that I microwaved for 2 mins first, Is it safe?

I was given this Great Value brand beef patty from a person who didn't like them. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Great-Value-100-Pure-Beef-Patties-8-lb-32-Count/10804578 I don't have a grill or stove ...
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Freezing partially cooked hamburger patties

I want to make a large batch of hamburger patties from frozen ground beef (thawed properly). My question is, can I partially cook then freeze?
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New York strip roast came out like beef jerky

OMGosh. Please help! Was I supposed to cover the New York strip roast with liquid? I RUINED dinner because there are no IP instructions so I used the instructions for “beef roast” and “steak”. I’m so ...
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How to reproduce beef flavor & texture

I love beef, but as a food source it is decidedly problematic: even aside from the ethical concerns of eating animals at all, farmed cattle are environmental disasters on hooves, and red meat just isn'...
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French cuts of beef [duplicate]

I live in France and would like to make a steak and kidney pie. I use chuck in the UK which cut should I ask for here in France?
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Can I substitute a top round beef roast with a beef rib eye roast?

I have a recipe that calls for a 7 lb. top round beef roast with full fat cap. You salt the beef for 2 days and then set oven for 450 and roast for 20 min. Reduce to 225 and roast for 1 hr. 30 min. ...
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Ok to sear beef short ribs from frozen?

I have some frozen rib-eye steaks which I am confident about searing while frozen and then bringing up to temperature in the oven. They turn out great. But I also have short ribs which I intend to ...
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Safety of (re)cooking potentially raw beef from delivery

We ordered-in Pho last night, and I got mine with "medium-rare beef". When it arrived however, the meat looked raw (unfortunately I didn't think to take a picture of it). It was wrapped in plastic ...
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its harmful to eat not very well cooked beef?

its harmful to eat not very well cooked meat? i have noticed in youtube some recipes, that the beef is half cook, with the inside red or pinky, and the outside browned, i know that eating raw animals ...
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How long is raw (unrendered) beef suet is good for in the fridge? [duplicate]

Note that this question is about suet (unrendered kidney fat from cow), not tallow. was never answered before on this site; this question specifically does not say anything about unrendered fats. ...
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Beef suet in fridge [duplicate]

How long is beef suet good in fridge? Does it make any difference if I store it as a whole or chopped into pieces? EDIT: This is suet, not tallow, which can even be left outside the fridge for 1 ...
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What is the fatty tissue in beef/pork after it has been braised/stwed?

Perhaps this question has been asked before, but I am unable to find it. The closest I got was someone asking about chicken skin after frying. When a piece of meat with large nuggets or fat attached ...
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Discarding ox heart fat

Most instructions detailing how to prepare ox heart often say something along the lines of "discard any fat and sinew". Is there any reason why I shouldnt keep the fat?
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Is week-old cooked ground beef safe to eat? [duplicate]

I have some ground beef in the fridge, that was cooked about a week ago. Is it still safe to eat, of course after reheating to at least 74 degrees?
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Is this ground beef safe to eat?

A few days ago I purchased a pound of ground beef from the supermarket, it was already on clearance when purchased. Since then, the beef has turned grey all throughout, and has a slight scent to it. I ...
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how do I remove partially-disintegrated sediment/tiny-bones from stock?

I have just finished my first batch of bone broth, and have removed all of the bones I could find. I noticed that there are some smaller pieces, as well as "grit" from disintegrated bones, which ...
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What is this cut of meat?

These two Chinese recipes call for what they call a beef shank (https://youtu.be/esz2fBMGkPE?t=7 https://youtu.be/318rdUn5uq0?t=12), but the butchers I've asked about beef shanks direct me to cross ...
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Why do some meats get tougher with higher temperatures, while others become more tender?

I am looking for example at a sous vide recipe for goat on the joule app. The tenderness seems to increase with the temperature, while with beef steak it's the other way around. Is that true and why ...
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Chuck Steak or Chuck Roast for Stew

I have 4+ lbs of beef chuck steak in my freezer. I was wondering if I could use those to make beef stew, or if I would be better off with beef chuck roast. The steaks are 1-1 1/4" thick, frozen. Thank ...
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Flavorful beef broth without bones?

is it possible to make flavorful beef broth as a base for Pho/Soup etc without bones? I'm not minding the body/gelatinous or not, just the flavor. on our market here the butchers sell meat scrap ...

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