Creative Cooking with Beef

May 31, 2017

As we wrap up our celebration of Beef Month, we want to share with you some inspiration for new and exciting ways to prepare beef that you may not have tried.

When many people think of cooking beef, grilling is the first option that comes to mind. And while grilling is a great way to enjoy a flavorful beef cut, there are many other options that can add diversity to your dining experience.

If you’re looking to try something new or to expand your culinary skills, consider trying one of the preparation methods below. (Click each of the links to see three simple steps for carrying out each cooking method.)

Braising/Pot Roasting is a great cooking method for large cuts of beef that are often less tender such as pot roast or brisket.

Broiling can be described as minimum effort for maximum flavor. Use this underutilized feature of your oven to perfectly prepare cuts such as a T-Bone steak or tenderloin filet.

Oven Roasting may be known as being time-consuming, but it is also one of the simplest beef preparation options available. This is popular for holiday roasts and special occasions, but don’t hesitate to use this cooking method for a flavorful ribeye roast or tenderloin roast anytime of the year.

Pan-Frying is a fast and flavorful crowd-pleasing option. This method works best for thin, tender cuts such as cubed steak or flat iron.

Skillet Cooking is a simple option for preparing affordable meals the whole family is sure to enjoy. Brown and season some lean ground beef to enhance any number of dishes.

Stewing beef does all the work for you, tenderizing and melding flavors for a savory, delicious one-pot dish.

Stir-Frying allows you to try bold new flavors by combining your favorite vegetables and sauces with thin strips of beef to create limitless customizable dishes.

Skillet-to-Oven cooking delivers perfect doneness and sealed in juices, creating an impressive dish to please any audience. Thick cut filet steaks are best featured with this method.

Indirect Grilling is a slow-cooking option for your grill that delivers maximum flavor while requiring very little hands-on attention. Try this method for a new way to enjoy some of your favorite classic roast recipes.

For three simple steps to prepare beef using each of these cooking methods, visit

Photo courtesty of the Beef Checkoff


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