How to Cook Beef

Beef is a type of red meat that's both very tasty and also quite nutritious and good for you. There are many cuts of beef you can cook; this article will go over the main cuts of beef, and how, from them, you can make all sorts of tasty dishes.

Handy temperatures:
  • Ground beef mixtures should be cooked to 160F (about 71C)[1]
  • Fresh beef should be cooked to 145F (about 63C) and should rest for 3 minutes before serving[2]


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    Cook ground beef. Ground beef is perhaps the most common form of beef, and is very versatile. Below are how-to article on some dishes that use ground beef:
    • Make Lasagna with Meat
    • Make Taco Meat (especially tasty in burritos!)
    • Make Quick Spaghetti Sauce with Beef
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    Cook up some tasty beef steaks. The perfectly-cooked steak is succulent, rich, and hearty, and you can cook it using a variety of techniques.
    • Cook Top Sirloin Steak
    • Cook a T-Bone Steak
    • Cook Rib Eye Steak
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    Make an au jus beef sandwich (also called French dip). This uses a big (think around 4 pounds) slab of beef eye round roast, and tastes amazing.
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    Make a pot roast. Served with potatoes, carrots, and onions, a pot roast makes a hearty, filling meal.
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    Cook roast beef. Roast beef is a classic comfort food that makes for a mouthwatering family meal - and there's usually some left over for delicious sandwiches the next day.

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Categories: Basic Cooking Skills | Meat | Beef and Lamb