Even though it is very tasty, beef can also be very health as well, if prepared appropriately.
There are many forms in which the beef can be served, from minced to ground beef, as well as larger cuts or joints and steaks.
In order to make the meal healthy, it is the important to strike a perfect balance between the meat part of the dish and the vegetable side of the meal as well.
There are many healthy beef recipes, here are just a few.
Steak and kidney pie with garlic mash
In order to prepare this, a person will need a pound of steak, a pound of ox kidneys, one small onion, a pint of fresh beef stock, half a pint of full bodied red wine, one teaspoon of plain flour, ounce teaspoon of puffy pastry, one small egg, a pound of potatoes, two garlic cloves, two tablespoons of frozen peas, olive oil, and ground black pepper.
In order to make this great dish, first put the flour in a bowl and add the pepper to it. Then put the beef and kidney in as well, making sure that they are coated in the flour. Put some olive oil in a non-stick pan, and then heat up the meat, adding onions to the mix once the meat turns nice and brown. After that, pour in the rest of the ingredients and simmer the meal for another two hours until the meat is tender and the stock is thick.
There will probably be some kind of skin forming on the kidneys, which are the impurities that come out of it while cooking. They should be skimmed off and thrown away.
Shredder Beef Salad
Another delicious and healthy beef meal is making a nice salad with the meat.
The only negative with beef is that it takes a long time to cook well, so it is best to prepare beef when the person is not rushing anywhere, usually the weekends are best for beef.
This recipe calls for two pounds of rolled brisket of beef, two shallots, four cloves of garlic, two carrots, two bay leaves, one teaspoon of fresh or dried thyme leaves, ten small baby potatoes, two handfuls of fresh rocket leaves, four cups of mushrooms, two tablespoons of horseradish, salt/freshly ground black pepper.
The beef, shallots, garlic, carrots and herbs need to be placed into a soup pan, after which boiling water needs to be added in order to covert the beef, but without reaching the tip of the pain.
The general rule for brisket is that it needs to be cooked for about 40 minutes per pound and another 40 after.
In this preparation, it would probably be best to cook it for about two and a half or three hours.
Once it is cooked, remove the beef from the pan and let the contents of the pan cool overnight, because they will be use for the stock soup later. Once the beef has cooled, shred it into small strips and salt them, but make sure to drain them well also. Then add the rest of the ingredients into the mix, season the combination and serve the healthy meal.