What’s the best beef for the grill, slow cooker, roasting pan, or wok? Read on for tips and top recipes. It’s all about the beef!
Beef is an excellent source of protein, iron, and B vitamins. It is especially rich in B6, which strengthens the immune system, and in vitamin B12, which helps maintain good blood supply. To cut down on the saturated fat level in your diet, the USDA recommends eating beef no more than twice a week and reminds us that a serving size is 3 to 4 ounces per serving (the size of a deck of cards or the palm of your hand).
Cuts of Beef
Brisket: From the chest region. Use to make corned beef or braises, or smoked for barbeque.
2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups beef broth
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 3 potatoes, diced
1 clove garlic, minced 4 carrots, sliced
1 bay leaf 1 stalk celery, chopped
1 teaspoon paprika Add all ingredients to list
- Place meat in slow cooker. In a small bowl mix together the flour, salt, and pepper; pour over meat, and stir to coat meat with flour mixture. Stir in the garlic, bay leaf, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, onion, beef broth, potatoes, carrots, and celery.
- Cover, and cook on Low setting for 10 to 12 hours, or on High setting for 4 to 6 hours.
Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup