A Good Dinner Choice: Quick & Easy Ways to Cook Beef

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Are you a diehard beef fan? Give me a minute of your time. How does the thought of me showing you how to spruce-up your beef and trigger your taste buds sound? Stay with me.

Let’s face it – we crave beef way too many times, but we hardly have time to follow long, complicated recipes. However, tons of simple Australian Beef recipes get your dinner ready in a short time and improve your cooking skills and boost your confidence in cooking. Curious already? Let’s dive in.

Are you thinking of cooking grilled beef? Grilling is one of the simplest and fastest ways of cooking beef. The process only involves turning and adding a few spices to your liking.

With grilling, you can either use gas or charcoal. For best results, charcoal will do. Either way, maintain the heat at medium. Keep the grills clean for proper hygiene. Also, to avoid sticking, and for a faster process, oil the beef instead of the grill.

Grilled beef, not your thing? Let’s try stewing. Stewing involves partially covering the beef with liquid then simmering at low temperatures.

You’ll require slow and moist heat, preferably on an oven for quicker cooking. Instead of larger pieces, stewing involves cooking smaller sizes cut into cubes. To save you the hustle of cutting, go for store-cut beef.

For extra taste, you can add extra spices, aromatic herbs, and noodles.

Star-frying is yet another simple technique to get your beef ready quickly. Stir-frying involves cooking in a wok or hot skillet with little oil. The process requires that you prepare together with all the ingredients in one pan.

Beef sirloin, for instance, can go well with stir-frying. Since it’s not too tender, consider slicing it thinly to break connective tissues, so it doesn’t taste like rubber bands. Keep your wok hot for faster cooking. If you don’t have a wok, a sauté pan will suffice.

The hotter your work, the faster your beef will work. Consider heating your wok for 5 to 10 minutes to make the process easier.

Back to our grill, however, let’s try barbecuing this time. Unlike in grilling, here you use a slow, low temperature to soften connective tissues in hard beef. Grilling, however, requires dry heat to cook well.

Barbecuing uses smoke so that charcoal grill would be a good option. For perfect and fast cooking, consider adding hardwood, hickory, or cherry to the charcoal. For barbecue, ribs, chuck primal, and ribs will do.

Are you craving a different type of beef? Let’s try roasting. Roasting requires dry heat, either high temperature or both high and low temperatures. High temperatures will make the beef crispy, with the brown exterior for extra taste.

For a small amount of beef, a little extra heat will do you good. For a larger amount of beef, however, use low temperature then put it in a hot oven when starting out or at the end. For a perfect roast, go for tender cuts of beef, such as prime rib and tenderloin.

One more technique won’t hurt. Well, broiling is yet another technique to cook your beef nice and fast. This technique requires high temperatures, and the beef is cooked away from the source of heat. That is, below the fire.

Broiling works well with beef cuts such as steak, burger, and skirt steak. Because broiling dry out beef, marinating before cooking it helps. Ensure you don’t overcook it.Many beef lovers out scare away from cooking at home, either because they don’t have time, or are scared of complicated recipes that could see them ruin precious meals. So, thinking beef for dinner tonight? The above techniques will help you make a mouth-watering meal in a short time. Be sure to try them out.

Comments

  1. Maryann D. says

    I am not a beef eater, but my husband is. This advice and help is great for me when he wants beef for dinner.

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