The weather is warming up, and many consumers have dusted off the grill and are preparing the summer grilling season, especially as we celebrate Memorial Day this coming weekend. From kabobs to steaks to burgers and more, everything tastes better when it’s made in the backyard over the flames of a charcoal grill.
However, whether you’re grilling, roasting or pan-frying, cooking with beef can be intimidating for some. With so many cuts, for people who are unfamiliar with the versatility and proper cooking methods of beef, it may be easier just to get a plain chicken breast. After all, chicken is chicken, just cook and add sauce. Beef, on the other hand, takes a little more finesse to get just right.
To assist beef lovers in choosing the perfect cut for any recipe, a UK-based supplier to food retailers, food service industries and food manufacturers called RS Components has created “The Ultimate Meat Eater’s Guide,” which aims to educate consumer about the meat case at the grocery store.
With a focus on providing the best information possible on the different cuts of beef (and chicken, lamb and pork, too), this interactive guide offers selection tips, cooking methods and recipes.
It’s easy to stick to what we’re used to, but there’s a huge variety of tasty dishes to be made using different cuts of beef, chicken, lamb and pork. This interactive guide highlights them all, including cooking methods and recipes, and you can find it below:
As ranchers, it’s easy to take for granted that we have a freezer full of beef with a variety of cuts at our disposal. We know exactly how to prepare a rump roast, sirloin steak, brisket, oxtail and everything in between from a lifetime of experience, but our consumers don’t have that same luxury.
It’s great to see guides like this one, which was created for Australian consumers, but is relevant no matter where you are, to help guide meat customers and help them make educated choices at the meat case.
The opinions of Amanda Radke are not necessarily those of beefmagazine.com or Farm Progress.