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

Beef mince lettuce cups

Stir-fried beef mince and veggies served in crisp lettuce cups

Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 8 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients 500g lean beef mince 2tsp oil 1 medium carrot, finely diced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 4 cm piece ginger, peeled, grated 425g can baby corn, drained, cut into thin rounds 2tbsp oyster sauce ¾ cup beef stock or water 2tsp cornflour 150 g bean…

pan fried scotch

Pan-fried scotch fillet steak with a bearnaise sauce

Preparation time: 10 inutes Cooking time: 8 minutes Serves: 4   Ingredients 4 scotch fillet steaks Oven-roasted potato wedges, beans and peas Béarnaise sauce 1 tsp sea salt flakes 2 tbsp white wine vinegar 2 egg yolks 150 g butter, melted and hot   Method Brush each steak lightly with oil. Season with salt and…

steak sandwich

Rump steak sandwich

Preparation Time – 5 minutes Cook Time – 10 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients 500g rump steak 1 large red onion, cut in half and sliced 2 tbsp olive oil ½ cup beetroot relish Ciabatta loaf, sliced through the middle and quartered 80g baby rocket leaves 2 tomatoes sliced 4 slices of tasty cheese Salt and…

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.…

Rump steak

Rump steak with mushroom sauce and baby potatoes

Preparation Time: 3 minutes Cook Time: 12 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients 600 g rump steak, cut into 4 portions 500 g “microwave in bag” white mini potatoes 3 tbsp olive oil 1 brown onion, finely diced 200 g sliced button mushrooms 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce ⅓ cup sour cream Baby rocket leaves and finely chopped…


Bocconcini beef rump steaks

  Ingredients Serves 4 4 rump steaks, approx 25mm thick and 150g each 2 tbsp sun dried tomato pesto 1 cup baby spinach leaves 80 g bocconcini, sliced 4 pieces roasted red capsicum   Method Butterfly steaks and open out. Spread one side of steak with pesto. Top one half of each steak with spinach…


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…

Beef spare ribs

Sticky beef ribs with herbed potato salad

  Ingredients 12 Beef ribs 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp English mustard 2 tbsp soft brown sugar 2 tbsp tomato sauce 2 tbsp lemon juice Method Put the Beef ribs in a large saucepan. Cover ribs with water, and bring slowly to simmering point over a low heat. Gently simmer, partially…