3 delicious and hearty recipe of beef: how to cook?
Beef – meat, which is beneficial in any form. Our kitchen has many recipes for delicious dishes which include this product. This product has a small flaw – it is tough. However, there are many ways to get rid of this problem.
This type of meat contains large amounts of protein. And it is necessary for our organism for normal work of all organs and recovery. The product contains a lot of trace elements: iron (which is needed for anemia), zinc (for healthy skin and a strong immune system), potassium (good for heart) and many others. There are also vitamins of group b, PP, amino acids and very little fat (which is very useful for losing weight).
The use of this product:
- strengthens blood vessels;
- removes bad cholesterol;
- normalizes blood circulation;
- maintains normal levels of acidity in the stomach;
- strengthens muscle tissue and bone;
- heal force;
- improves memory.
However, if you use it in too large quantities, useful properties will gain opposite effect.
The level of bad cholesterol will increase, decrease immunity, increase the risk of cancer and heart disease. Therefore, it is necessary to use moderately.
To cook this meat, it takes a long time. As this product is harsh. But there are many ways to make it soft and delicious.
Here the secrets of cooking:
- choose good meat young and fresh, otherwise, no matter how you prepare, it will be hard;
- cut should be across the grain and be sure to beat with a hammer;
- before cooking the beef to marinate the better. As a marinade you can use beer, mineral water, yogurt;
- for softness, add a little soda, when it went to juice;
- spices and salt are best added when it will be Golden brown;
- while cooking, you can add lime or lemon, the acidity softens, and the dish will be more tender and juicy;
- still for richness should be lightly fry in a heavily fire without oil. Then the juice will not have time to flow;
- if you are cooking in the oven, use the hot water. Cold water ensures that the meat will be hard;
- this meat loves sour cream, alcohol (red wine, vodka), vinegar and tomato sauce.
Sauces for meat
What you can cook sauces? Since this product is non-greasy, you should cook butter, milk, mustard, tomato sauce. Delicious work on the basis of fruit puree or berries (cherry, cranberry, cranberry).
For softness is good to use spicy or sour sauce. Therefore, garlic, peppers, onions, and sour cream, tomatoes is just what you need.
The most common is the recipe of beef cooked in a cream sauce. It can vary by adding garlic, horseradish, cranberries.
So you'll get every time a new sauce, a new taste.
Delicious versions of dishes
A classic recipe
The recipe is very simple. Fillet cut into pieces and slightly fry. Separately fry chopped onions. In a saucepan put the sliced pieces and onion, pour the sauce and adding a little water, simmer until tender. To make the gravy, combine the sour cream with different herbs and spices, pour in the water.
Beef in a cream sauce prepared according to different recipes. For example, you can make a dish with mushrooms. You get a very delicious beef, braised in sour cream sauce with mushrooms. The last is necessary to pre-fry and then simmer.
With tomato paste
Cut meat into and fry, then add a little sugar and tomato paste. A little simmer, and pour in half a Cup of boiling water. When the beef will be brought until soft, add the onion sauté. To prepare it, it is necessary to stir-fry the onion, add a little flour and fry, then pour in half a Cup of cold water – all to warm for five minutes. Along with roasting, bring dish to a boil and pour in the sour cream, add salt and pepper and simmer for 10 minutes.
You can cook the beef in a sour cream sauce in a slow cooker. Fry nothing, meat and so juicy and soft. But most of the beef in a sour cream sauce cooked in the pan. Here is another recipe.
Beef stew with jelly
Pieces of meat, mix with chopped carrot, onion, celery. Pour red wine and add the rosemary. If you have juniper berries, be sure to add them. Leave it overnight in the refrigerator under the film. In the morning fry the pieces together with vegetables and sprinkled with flour, pour the remaining marinade, a little wine vinegar and tomato paste. Saute a little and add jelly from a black currant. Continue to simmer for 2.5 hours and add sour cream. A couple of minutes the dish will be ready.
As for calories in 100 grams of this dish contains 230 kcal (in this case, if you prepare a classic beef goulash with sour cream sauce).
If you are using mushrooms, tomato paste or even some ingredients, of course, the caloric content will change.
For example, cook beef in a sour cream sauce in the oven and not fried foods, then the caloric content is 180 kcal. And when you add in goulash and even butter, the calories will be more – 280.
So be careful if you are going to lose weight. Prepare this dish properly: use low-fat sour cream, do not use oil and try not to fry food.
In any case, you'll make this recipe for meat in a slow cooker or pan it will be delicious, hearty and juicy. This dish can be served at the gala dinner to a simple family.