Easy Beef Recipes

Whether you're a seasoned chef or looking for ways to make dinner time a little different, our beef recipes offer something for everyone. From juicy burgers to comforting stews, create these beef dish delicacies at home with easy-to-follow instructions.

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How to cook roast beef
Roast beef is a classic dish and a favourite of many across the globe. But, why? It's traditionally known to be a staple in mediaeval times and has since represented grand, prestige meals - picture Henry VIII and his infamous feasts. Now however, it’s the simplicity, timelessness and comforting flavour that makes roast beef recipes so popular. Beef is an accessible dish that even novice cooks can master and a popular option for occasions or dinner parties with guests. It can be paired with a range of flavours and spices from rich, red wine just like the French do, to nutty soy sauce for a tasty Vietnamese recipe.
It’s also a popular choice for Christmas dinner, second to Turkey of course. To get the most out of your roast beef recipe, it’s best to cook your beef like so:
  1. Season the beef with salt, pepper, and your favourite herbs or spices.
  2. Place the seasoned beef in a roasting pan or oven-safe skillet.
  3. Roast the beef in the preheated oven for 15 minutes to sear the outside.
  4. Reduce the oven temperature.
  5. Cook the beef for about 20 minutes per pound (450 grams) for medium-rare doneness, or adjust cooking time based on your preferred doneness level.
  6. Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature, aiming for 55-57°C for medium-rare.
  7. Once cooked to your desired doneness, remove the roast from the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
How to make beef burgers with the perfect beef patty
Creating the perfect beef patty for your burger recipes is all about mastering the art of blending flavours and achieving that ideal balance of juiciness and tenderness. It’s important to choose high-quality ground beef with a good fat-to-lean ratio to ensure a juicy patty. Season the meat generously with salt and pepper, but don't be afraid to get creative with additional seasonings like garlic powder, onion powder, or smoked paprika for extra depth of flavour. We also recommend adding breadcrumbs and an egg to the minced beef, as this will create a lighter, more tender texture. Gently form the patties, being careful not to overwork the meat, and create a slight indentation in the centre to prevent bulging during cooking. Grill or pan-sear your patties over medium-high heat, flipping them only once, until they’re cooked. Remember to toast the burger buns, add your favourite toppings, and savour the mouthwatering result. A homemade beef patty recipe is bound to impress and is so easy to make.

Beef Recipes: FAQs

How do I choose the right cut of beef?

Choose a cut based on your cooking method. Tender cuts like fillet mignon are great for grilling, while tougher cuts like braising steak work well for slow cooking. Consider your budget and desired flavour too.

Is steak and beef the same?

No, steak is a specific cut of beef. Beef refers to the meat from cattle, while steak is a portion of beef that is typically sliced for grilling or frying.

How long should I marinate beef for a stir fry?

Marinate beef for at least 15-30 minutes to infuse flavour. For more tenderisation, marinate for 2-4 hours in the refrigerator, but avoid marinating for too long as it can change the meat's texture.
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