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|
CHAR-GRILLED RUMP STEAK WITH POTATO SALAD
Serves: 4 Preparation time: 25 minutes Cooking time: 8 minutes Ingredients 4 x 200g rump steaks Potato salad 600 g small kipfler potatoes, washed 2 tsp olive oil 1 red capsicum, thickly sliced lengthways 2 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed ½ cup flat-leaf parsley leaves 2 tbsp lemon juice extra 2 tbsp olive oil Garlic…
BARBECUED STEAK SANDWICH WITH ONION AND CUCUMBER
Serves: 4 Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Ingredients 8 thin sirloin steaks or scotch fillet steaks 1 tbsp chopped dried rosemary leaves or dried oregano 2 red onions, halved and sliced 1 Lebanese cucumber, peeled and chopped 1 medium tomato, chopped a few basil leaves 4 pc Turkish bread, split and…
Ingredients 3 sheets of ready rolled puff pastry 400g sausage mince 200g pork mince 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons tomato sauce 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce 2 tablespoons fresh breadcrumbs 1 tablespoon flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped salt and pepper milk, for brushing Method Step 1 Preheat oven to 200°C. Thaw 3 sheets…
Serves: 4 Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes Ingredients 500 g beef mince 1 onion, chopped 1 carrot, grated 1 egg 1 cup soft white breadcrumbs salt and pepper Method Combine 500g beef mince, chopped onion, grated carrot, an egg, a cup soft white breadcrumbs. Add salt & pepper and mix…
Serves: 4 Preparation Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Ingredients 500 g beef mince 1 onion 1/4 cup tomato paste 425 g can of peeled tomatoes 250 g spaghetti 2 tblsp olive oil cheese to serve Method 1 Cook 1 finely chopped onion in a pan over medium heat for 1-2 mins.…
BARBECUED FILLET OF BEEF
Ingredients (Serves 6) 1½ kg piece beef fillet Barbecued mushrooms, mustard and salad, to serve Method 1. Preheat the barbecue with all burners on to hot 200ºC before the beef roast is added. Using a fine, sharp knife, remove all tough silverskin from the fillet. Either trim off the thin, tapering tail end…
ROASTED BEEF RIB EYE
Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 75 minutes Serves: 6 Ingredients: 1½ kg piece rib eye/scotch fillet salt flakes, ground pepper half small bunch fresh thyme sprigs half small bunch fresh sage 1 small head garlic, pulled apart Method: 1. Preheat oven to 200ºC. Brush the beef roast lightly with oil. Season the…
SPICY RUMP STEAKS WITH BARBECUED POTATOES
Ingredients 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 teaspoon chilli powder 2 teaspoons dried thyme 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce 4 (150g) beef rump steaks 750g red rascal potatoes Mixed salad, to serve Method 1 Combine 1 1/2 tablespoons oil, garlic, chilli,…