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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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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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 to do with the fat rendered when making beef stock?

I just made beef stock and after cooling the stock in the pot I skimmed the solidified fat off the surface and the walls of the pot. Since I often read 'keep duck fat' when making duck stock/broth and ...
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Beef fat for frying

Where do I purchase beef fat for frying fish? I have been using a solid fat of half vegetable and half beef fat, but have not been able to find beef fat only.
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Is the advantage of wagyu and other fine beef obliterated when formed into minced burger patty?

The best thing about wagyu and similar cuts is its fine marbling. I've recently seen a 'wagyu-beef-slider' on a menu at an upstanding and well respected establishment. Upon internal reflection of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to fix grass finished beef that tastes like fish?

I bought a 1/4 grass finished cow (I had a good experience with a 1/2 pig from the same seller, so didnt feel the need to start small). We cooked some ground beef, and it was fine. But the second cut ...
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How to cure beef jerky with a minimum of salt?

I just made a batch of jerky last weekend. I used the packet that came with the dehydrator. Marinade for 4 hours, dehydrate at 160 for 14 hours (12 for smaller peices) It turned out excellent! (I did ...
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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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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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Beef Bones left in water [duplicate]

I mistakenly left beef bones, neck bones w/ some meat on them, and a few chicken feet, in water and 1/4 cup vinegar in crock pot for 8 hours, room temp but not too warm, 68•, before turning crock pot ...
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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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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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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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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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Recognize grass-fed beef?

I am in the process of losing weight and I am using a meal prep service to help me with portion control. I choose the ingredients, order online and they deliver via fedex. One of the options is to ...
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Bitter Taste: Beef Stew

OK, made another beef stew in the crock pot and again, it has a bitter flavor. No tomatoes, only 2 T canned tomato paste and 1 C cabernet. Thinking maybe a lighter wine to fix this and/or eliminate ...
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What is the boundary between beef aging and its decay?

It sounds like it could be tasty, but there is also a risk of bacteria contamination isn't it?
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Can I use cooking sherry instead of red wine in my stew?

So I found some Sherry Cooking Wine ($6 CAD) at my supermarket and I don't want to go and shell out too much money on a real bottle of wine just for a stew, is it possible to use cooking wine like ...
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What part of beef is used in beef chow mein?

The meat in beef chow mein doesn't look fatty or have white tissue on it unlike say front lamb chops. What part of the beef is it they use to get these clean cuts of meat and why do they use these ...
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Why does my chopped beef come out too tough?

Whenever I try cooking chopped beef for stews or curries, I can't seem to get it right: It always comes out too tough and tastes like dog food. I usually get beef labeled "for stir fry" or "for stew"....
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Does liver reheat well?

I have a large chunk of beef liver, too much to eat in one sitting. I would prefer to cook it all up at once, but would it be palatable reheated? Would it be ok cold?
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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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Beef Bourguignon Vs Daube Provencal

How does daube provencal differ from beef bourguignon?
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In the light of the confirmed case of BSE in Scotland, is it safe to eat beef?

There have been a number of recent news reports of a case of BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, or 'mad cow disease') being confirmed in Scotland. I was wondering if there are any potential risks ...
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How should baking soda be used to tenderize meat?

At some Chinese restaurants, I've had beef dishes where the meat was unusually tender. It also has a somewhat unusual texture, which is hard to describe. I understand that this is a result of using ...