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Beef

Tender beef with fried rice

Tender beef with fried rice

Stir–fries are a simple way to incorporate a variety of meat, vegetables and grains into your diet in one dish. Here, thin slices of steak team with fried rice and colourful vegetables to make a delicious combination of textures and flavours.

Teriyaki beef with mushrooms

Teriyaki beef with mushrooms

This dish is your classic steak in a bowl but with an Asian teriyaki dish– yum!

Thai beef and broccoli salad

Thai beef and broccoli salad

This wonderful Thai salad with fresh mint, basil, coriander (cilantro) and lime makes a perfect light lunch or dinner idea. The tender lean steak works perfectly with the crisp crunch of lightly steamed broccoli and is terrifically good for you as well.

Thai-style beef sandwiches

Thai-style beef sandwiches

A very tasty, fresh and flavoursome sandwich that's perfect for lunch or light meal.

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Chinese beef and leek with noodles

Chinese beef and leek with noodles

Tasty vermicelli beef stir–fry dish that is perfect for a midweek meal.

Japanese beef with soba noodles

Japanese beef with soba noodles

Invite your friends over for a casual night in and cook this Japanese one–dish meal. Delicious, healthy and impressive looking.

Beef noodle soup with mushrooms

Beef noodle soup with mushrooms

Shiitake mushrooms are cultivated worldwide and are available fresh in supermarkets and most greengrocers. They have a firm, meaty texture. If you can't find them, use soaked, dried shiitake, or Swiss brown or button mushrooms instead.

Beef in red wine

Beef in red wine

Long, slow cooking gives this traditional casserole its inimitable flavour. The cooking liquid is reduced by removing the casserole lid, resulting in a wonderfully aromatic sauce that glazes the meat and vegetables. Flambéing with brandy brings the cooking to a spectacular finale.

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Bolognese beef pot

Bolognese beef pot

Lemon and fennel bring wonderfully fresh flavours to familiar braised beef mince in this Italian–inspired dish, making this as good for al fresco summer dining as for a light supper on a winter evening. Serve plenty of bread to mop up the tangy tomato sauce, plus a crisp leafy salad.

Beef and mushroom stroganoff

Beef and mushroom stroganoff

This version of the classic dish of quick–fried steak with mushrooms shows how vegetables can be used to enhance and ‘stretch’ a modest portion of meat. The result is every bit as special as true stroganoff, and is more in keeping with today's taste for meals that are not dominated by meat.

One-pot steak and pasta casserole

One-pot steak and pasta casserole

Slim pasta spirals called fusilli are delicious cooked in a casserole of beef and vegetables. The dried, uncooked pasta is added towards the end of the cooking time so that it retains its al dente texture while still absorbing the flavours of the meat, vegetables and oregano in the rich stew.

Beef skewers with ginger dipping sauce

Beef skewers with ginger dipping sauce

Delicious barbecue steak sliced into thin strips, then threaded onto wooden skewers with blanched capsicums. A perfect entrée or starter dish.

Aromatic beef curry

Aromatic beef curry

This will satisfy even the most demanding curry addict. Lean and tender sirloin steak is quickly cooked with lots of spices, tomatoes, mushrooms and spinach, with yogurt added to give a luxurious feel. Served with cardamom-spiced rice, it makes a really healthy and nutritious meal.

Pressure-cooker Goulash

Pressure-cooker Goulash

Paprika is the signature spice in this famed Hungarian dish, and is sold in various grades of heat and sweetness. If possible, use Hungarian paprika here. Using a pressure cooker brings the meat to tenderness in no time at all. Serve with rustic farmhouse bread and perhaps some sour cream.

Beef Stock

Beef Stock

When you buy the beef for this rich-tasting stock, ask the butcher to break up the bones into pieces small enough to fit into your stockpot or largest saucepan.

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