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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Smoking a blade steak

I live in Australia where smoked BBQ isn't really common. I asked the butcher what he'd recommend for smoking and he suggested a blade steak (I believe it was). It weighs about 1.5kg / 3.3 pounds. I'...
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What sous vide parameters for entrecote?

I want to cook an entrecote using my sous vide waterbath. The piece is approx. 5cm thick and currently frozen. I would like it to come out as medium-rare. It has a quite a bit of fat on it. At what ...
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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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A good way to smoke Picanha?

My friend and his Brazilian wife are pretty crazy about Picanha. As I understand it, this cut is also called Coulotte and is a part of the top sirloin cut with a fat cap on top. Typically, it's ...
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what muscles should be present in a ny strip steak?

I was delivered some NY steaks, but they don't look like what I'm used to. Usually the NY seems to have one muscle, but these seem to have another muscle (highlighted in yellow). Would these still be ...
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Does meat marinate while it is in the freezer?

Put a skirt steak in a plastic bag with a marinade and then promptly put it in the freezer. It has been in the freezer for a couple of days now. I want to thaw it out for dinner tonight, but I'm ...
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How are beef cuts labeled in Russian?

I looked up cut of beef on Wikipedia. There are no Russian names for cuts. I'm wondering what they're all called in Russian.
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cooking beef roast on a spit

I will be having a graduation party for my twin daughters in june and i want to cook some large beef roasts on the spit. Although i have cooked plenty of beef briskets, prime rib, and sirloin roasts, ...
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How do the various methods of roasting beef compare?

I can think of 3 ways to roast beef: Rotisserie Oven Regular Oven BBQ What are the pros and cons of each?
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Difference between demi-glace and beef stock. Can I use a demi-glace instead of a beef stock?

Making of demi-glace is well defined for me as a product of veal bones and vegetables reduced to gelly concentrate in temperature 5-10C. Here is my demi-glace which I refer to: Beef stock, on the ...
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Can I use ground beef meatballs in stews like Boeuf Bourgogne?

"Marbled" stewing beef is hard to come by where I live, beef is either steak or ground beef. Steak is expensive whilst ground beef is not. It's a shame I have to choose between these two poles. I'd ...
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What is the proper way to store steak at home?

When you buy steak from the market it is usually wrapped up under shrink wrap and the meat usually sits on top of a moisture absorbing pad. When you get it from the butcher, it is wrapped up in waxed ...
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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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Should truly fresh steak (i. e. still purple) have a smell?

I recently purchased a strip steak from my local grocery. Got home and noticed that the other side (the side that was face down at the deli) had a section that was noticeably purple. If I get really ...
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Beef Steaks : Cooking older-grade meat (C-Grade)

I'm an amateur cook and I can't afford to buy "good" steaks, so I made my own Sous Vide circulator to try and get the best out of cheap meat cuts. Thing is, where I'm from, even the less-glamorous ...
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Stew beef, overcooked or undercooked?

If my stew beef is tough (it's been on a small flame in liquids for about an hour), does it mean that it is overcooked, or undercooked?
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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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Ground beef burger patties turn gray not brown

Every time I try to cook burgers or meatloaf, my ground beef just ends up turning gray/white, instead of normal charred dark brown. I cant understand why. I have tried buying lean ground beef and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Cooking Cheap Cuts of Beef

I've been trying to find a relatively quick way to prepare eye of round "steaks" (really just slices of a roast), so that they are tender and juicy, but not falling apart. The goal is to avoid having ...
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Substitution for beef (veal) in a stew

I have a recipe for an Italian stew that is pretty much just caramelized onions and juice from tomatoes plus veal. My partner does not eat veal so we've substituted stewing beef to good effect, ...
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Kind of Russian pierogi

When I was younger, we had a yearly "Taste of Tacoma" in Tacoma, WA. There was a booth that had this Russian, I think, pierogi. However, I remember what I had as being round like a baseball with at ...
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Sous Vide Strip came out medium well, what did I do wrong?

I picked up two NY Strip steaks, about 6 oz each this weekend with the hopes of showing off how awesome my new sous vide circulator (Anova Precision Cooker) with a nice medium-rare steak. I pre-heated ...
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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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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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Is it possible to have golden beef meat with normal spices?

I wonder how a restaurant able to cook beef until golden colour with normal spices and cooking such in following picture?
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Tough Stew Meat for a Carbonnade

Tonight I made a Carbonnade Flammande (basically just a Boeuf Bourguinon with beer instead of traditional red wine). I have made this stew before successfully, but this time the meat was very tough! I'...
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Searing stew meat the night before

I read the question (and all of the answers) Can I Brown Beef For Slow Cooking the Night Before. I can see how it might be conceived as a duplicate, but I'm not meaning for my question to be. It ...
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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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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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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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Is this splotchy purple pattern on short ribs ok?

We’re making some short ribs, and noticed this weird pattern on the bone side of some of the ribs. What is this, and is it safe to eat? As a side note, there is some silver skin on the other side of ...
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Can I use casserole steak instead of braising beef for this Chinese Beef Casserole recipe?

I can't find braising beef easily, but I do have casserole steak. Are they the same? Would they work the same for this recipe? http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/9646/chinesestyle-braised-beef-onepot
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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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How can I make the best use of prime beef?

I generally buy Choice grade beef, but will sometimes spend the extra money and buy Prime. How should I prepare Prime beef so as to take proper advantage of the additional tenderness, marbling and ...
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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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Beef rib roast - how much do the bones weigh?

I'm trying to compare prices for bone-in vs boneless beef rib roasts (aka standing rib roast aka prime rib aka ribeye roast). What is the weight of the bones as a percent of the total pre-cooked ...
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Why is freshness more important for fish than beef?

I know that freshness has a big impact on the flavor of fish. Flash-frozen sushi-grade fish tastes great raw, and you're supposed to seek out fresher cuts when cooking fish rare (ahi tuna steak, etc). ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Silverside Beef Roast - tough to cut on the plate and chewy

I recently roasted a Silverside joint for a typical English Sunday dinner. It was a pretty standard job. I got it to room temperature, rubbed it with salt and pepper and give that an hour to mesh. ...
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Identity of “Kulkie”

At my local (kosher, Ashkenazi) butcher, one of the cuts of beef they sell is kulkie, or kolichel/kalichl. It's a tough, lean cut with copious connective tissue which is great for stewing. However, I ...
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Why cook stewing meat low and slow?

I know that you're supposed to cook cuts like beef chuck at a low temperature until they reach a high enough internal temp for the collagen to melt, which is why the same method wouldn't work for ...

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