The Meat Barn is proud to offer an extensive range of quality, fresh beef, sourced locally from the pristine region. To help you create delicious meals for the whole family, try these helpful hints and tips for buying the right cut and then cooking it to perfection.
Which beef cut should I buy?
Want to cook the perfect steak? On the barbeque choose rump, t-bone , porterhouse, or sirloin. If you’re pan frying or grilling look for tender cuts, such as eye fillet, rib eye and scotch fillet
Beef mince is an all time family favourite, affordable and easy to cook. It’s the perfect base for Italian bolognaise, lasagne or meatballs. Spice it up for a chilli con carne.
If you’re stir-frying you want a cut that can cook quickly and remain tender. Choose rump, porterhouse or blade. Trim off the excess fat and slide thinly across the grain, then stir-fry quickly over high heat.
Most beef cuts will be delicious with a marinade or spice rub. These are great for all steak cuts, roasts and ribs.
|ROASTING CHART – times per 500g|
|Rib eye/scotch fillet, rump, sirloin, fillet/tenderloin, standing rib roast, rolled rib beef roast||200ºC||15 -20 min||20 -25 min||25 -30 min|
|Silverside (uncorned), blade, round, topside, eye round, oyster blade||160ºC||20 -25 min||25 -30 min||30 -35 min|
|Fillet, rack, leg, loin/eye of loin, rump, shoulder, boned and rolled loin, breast||200ºC||15-20 min||20-25 min||25-30 min|
Steak & veg stir fry
Preparation time – 10 mins Cook time – 10 mins Sevres – 4 Ingredients 500g scotch fillet trimmed, sliced into strips 2 tbsp olive oil 1 brown onion, sliced 2 carrots, sliced 2 red capsicum, diced 1 bunch broccolini, chopped 2 tbsp oyster sauce 2 tbsp kecap manus Steamed rice, sliced spring onions and…
Porterhouse steak nicoise salad
Preparation time – 15 mins Cook time – 15 mins Serves – 4 Ingredients 4 porterhouse steaks, fat trimmed Basting sauce 1 tsp Dijon mustard 2 cloves garlic, crushed 200g green beans, trimmed 200g punnet grape tomatoes, halved lengthways 4 eggs 1 Lebanese cucumber, halved and sliced 1 baby cos lettuce, washed and spun…
Outback beef burger
Preparation time – 20 mins Cook time – 25 mins Serves – 4 Ingredients 500g beef mince 2 brown onions 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce 4 slices tinned pineapple, drained, dried on paper towel 2 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling Pickled beetroot, drained to serve 2 vine-ripened tomatoes, thickly sliced ½ baby cos lettuce,…
Corned silverside, horseradish and parsley white sauce
Preparation time – 20 mins Cook time – 120 mins Serves – 6 Ingredients 1.2kg piece corned silverside (corned beef) 1 onion, peeled, studded with 6 cloves 2 bay leaves 2 tbsp brown sugar 60ml (¼ cup) malt vinegar 12 small new potatoes Steamed greens, to serve Horseradish & parsley white sauce 30g unsalted butter…
Deconstructed ‘Aussie’ meat pie
Serves – 4 Ingredients 500g lean beef mince 1 tbsp olive oil 1 large red onion, finely chopped 1 tablespoon plain flour 1 cup (250ml) beef stock ½ cup (125ml) tomato sauce + extra, to serve 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp Vegemite 50g baby spinach 375g good quality butter puff pastry, thawed 1 egg,…
Aussie steak sandwich
Preparation Time – 10 minutes Cook Time – 5 minutes Serves – 4 Ingredients 600g 1.5cm thick beef steaks of your choice (Beef rump or sirloin steaks) 1 tbsp olive oil 1 Turkish bread loaf, cut into 4, split, toasted 2 tbsp whole-egg mayonnaise 1 baby cos lettuce, leaves separated 225g can beetroot slices, drained…
Wholemeal sourdough bruschetta
Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients 2 200g porterhouse steaks, fat trimmed ½ avocado, mashed 250g cherry tomatoes 200g Alfalfa sprouts 4 slices wholemeal sourdough, if available 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp honey 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 garlic clove, chopped Method Brush the bread slices with olive oil.…
Beef stuffed mushroom caps
Ingredients / serves 4 250 g beef mince 3 spring onions, finely chopped ¼ cup fresh breadcrumbs ¼ cup semi dried tomatoes, chopped ½ cup shredded parmesan ½ tsp cracked black pepper 16 button mushrooms Method Preheat fan forced* oven to 180°C. Combine beef, spring onions, breadcrumbs, tomatoes, parmesan and pepper. Divide into 16…
Texas chopped brisket burger
Ingredients 1¼ kg beef brisket 2 large brown onions, peeled and quartered 3 cloves garlic, peeled and bruised 2 tsp olive oil 500 ml salt-reduced beef stock Dry rub 3 tbsp brown sugar 1 tbsp smokey paprika ½ tsp freshly ground pepper ½ tsp coarse sea salt 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion…