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|
Preparation Time: 50 minutes Cook Time: 50 minutes Ingredients/ serves 6 500 g lean beef mince 1½ tbsp olive oil ½ Spanish onion, finely diced 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 30 g finely grated parmesan 30 g finely grated pecorino 30 g fresh white breadcrumbs 2 tbsp finely chopped oregano 2 tbsp flat-leaf parsley,…
ROAST BEEF SIRLOIN WITH SEEDED MUSTARD
Ingredients: 1½ kg piece sirloin/porterhouse ½ cup seeded mustard mixed green salad to serve Method: 1. Preheat oven to 200ºC. Brush the beef roast lightly with oil. Season it well with ground pepper and salt. Rub the pepper and salt into the roast. 2. Place the beef on a rack in a roasting dish.…
BEEF & GUINESS PIE
Serves 4 Ingredients 2 kg diced chuck steak 3 sliced onions 4 crushed cloves garlic 1 tbs oil 2/3 cup plain flour 400ml Guinness 2 cups beef stock Ready-rolled puff pastry 1 beaten egg mashed potato and steamed green beans, to serve Method 1 Brown 2kg diced chuck steak in hot oil. Set aside.…
BARBECUED BEEF KEBABS WITH VEGIE SIDE SKEWERS
Serves: 4 Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 16 minutes Ingredients 600 g rump steak 1 medium red onion, cut into wedges 1 large red capsicum, cut into 2cm squares 4 small zucchini, cut into 2cm rounds 250 g packet haloumi cheese, cut into 2cm cubes 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp lemon juice…
CHAR-GRILLED T-BONE STEAK WITH SEEDED MUSTARD
Serves: 4 Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Ingredients 4 T-bone steaks 1 butter lettuce, torn into small pieces quarter of a small red cabbage, finely shredded 1 Lebanese cucumber, finely sliced 1 cup salad dressing seeded mustard to serve Method: 1. Brush the steaks lightly with oil. Season the steaks with…
MUM’S BEST BEEF CASSEROLE
Serves: 4 Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 120 minutes Ingredients: 800 g stewing steak 1 onion, chopped 2 medium carrots, thickly sliced on diagonal 2 tbsp plain flour 2 cups beef stock ¼ cup tomato sauce ¼ cup soy sauce 1 tbsp brown sugar peas, baby green beans and sugar snap peas to…
HONEY GLAZED ROAST BEEF WITH CORN AND POTATO MASH
Serves: 6 Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 60 minutes Ingredients 1½ kg piece rib eye/scotch fillet 1 tbsp honey 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves 1 cup white wine ½ cup beef stock steamed vegetables to serve Corn and potato mash 4 corn cobs, husks removed 600 g Desiree potatoes,…
QUICK BEEF, TOMATO AND MUSHROOM BRAISE
Serves: 6 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Ingredients 1 kg round or topside steak 1 onion, cut into thin wedges 2 cloves garlic, crushed 250 g button mushrooms, halved 500 g jar of bottled tomato pasta sauce 2 tbsp tomato paste 1 cup beef stock a of pinch sugar large pasta…
BEEF, TOMATO AND OLIVE CASSEROLE
Serves: 6 Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 120 minutes Ingredients 1 kg chuck or boneless shin/gravy beef 1 large onion, finely diced 2 cloves garlic, sliced 1 stick celery, finely diced 1 carrot, finely diced 2 tbsp plain flour 2½ cups beef stock 400 g can cherry tomatoes 1 cup green olives parsley…