More Cook Beef Picks
Rich, hearty beef stew is a wintertime family favorite. You can cook the beef quickly by browning it and then adding the other ingredients and simmering them for two to three hours, but your stew meat might be tough and chewy when cooked this way. The best way to cook beef for stew is to slow cook it along with the other stew ingredients. Not only does slow cooking tenderize the beef, you can place all the stew ingredients in your slow cooker in the morning and have dinner ready for your family that evening without any further effort.
Beef loin boneless sirloin steak is a large, thick cut of meat, and an economical choice for a family. Sirloin is cut from the rear of the loin, and while its not always the most tender, it has a lot of flavor. Choose sirloin steak labeled "prime" or "choice." Select grade sirloin is usually too tough to make a tasty steak.
An Irishman will tell you that ham is more traditional than corned beef at holiday gatherings, but no matter -- corned beef is the preferred meal for St. Patrick's Day festivities. This brined meat has a distinctive sweet-salty flavor and texture that people either love or hate. A 1 1/2 lb. roast cooks quickly and makes 2 to 3 servings.