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.

Cooking Guide

ROASTING CHART – times per 500g
  Temp Rare




Well Done


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
  Temp Rare Medium Well Done
Fillet, rack, leg, loin/eye of loin, rump, shoulder, boned and rolled loin, breast 200ºC 15-20 min 20-25 min 25-30 min



Beef Recipes


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…

Beef Burger

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

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

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…

Brisket burger

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…