Beef cubes or diced beef/stewing beef as they are sometimes known is a great cut of meat when you want to create a delicious slow-cooked meal. Most of the time the fat is trimmed, making the perfect base for curries, stews and casseroles.
I always find myself sticking to the meals that I know best and avoiding trying something new, but I really shouldn’t as there are some great meal options out there.
We have always found that slow-cooking the beef cubes allows them to become tender and break down perfectly but there are many other great ways to cook.
Read on for 20 great ways to cook beef cubes and if there are any you want to try, click the image to go through to the blog and download the recipe card.
Garlic butter herb steak bites are quick, easy and so delicious! These flavor-packed morsels are the perfect solution when you’re craving steak on a weeknight but don’t have lots of extra time to spare. Get dinner on the table in just 15 minutes with this skillet steak recipe.
By the time you finish reading this, you will be an expert on how to make your very own homemade vegetable beef soup recipe. Super easy to make, so hearty and filling, so tasty, and so comforting. Made with chunks of meat and all your favorite veggies.
This is hands-down a favourite dish to serve for friends and family. If you plan ahead, you can have this entire dish made the night before to let flavours meld, which makes your dinner party that much easier.
This Light Beef Stroganoff is a lighter and Weight Watchers friendly version of beef stroganoff. Made with a creamy sauce, and tender beef, it's perfect for anyone looking for a healthier version of this recipe or following a low calorie diet. Easy to make in the Slow cooker, it's also economical using stewing beef cubes.
This soup is a staple in Middle Eastern and North African households.
Combining the beef cubes with onions, rice and tomato paste to name a few, it hits all the notes with its punchy flavours. Made on the stove top with an hour-long cooking time, well worth giving it a go next time you have beef cubes.
Beef rendang is a rich, spicy coconut-flavored braised beef dish that’s popular in Indonesia and Malaysia.
The spice mix in this recipe is key and it contains things such as garlic, lemongrass, galangal, red pepper flakes, lime leaves and lots more. It is a great way to youse your beef in bite size pieces packing a punch full of spice!
Hungarian goulash is a hearty stew with a bright flavorful paprika broth. It's a high-protein stew packed with fork-tender chunks of beef along with some carrots and potatoes.
If you do give any of these recipes a go, there is a chance that you will have a little left for you to enjoy the next day. Just make sure you store it in the fridge in an airtight container and then re-heat it thoroughly on low heat the next day and enjoy.
The best beef cube recipes use a variety of spices, herbs and veggies to bring the dish together and sometimes it just takes a little rummage in the pantry to find the perfect accompaniment. If you are looking to create your own recipe using beef cube steak, here are some key ingredients to consider.
Herbs and spices – Almost anything works with beef chunks, to be honest, but things such as garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and chilli powder are great store cupboard essentials. Lots of black pepper and salt are good too!
Vegetables – Depending on the dish, there are a number of different options when it comes to vegetables, When it is a stew, root vegetables such as carrots, parsnips and swede work well. If you are going for something lighter, things like bell peppers, green beans and onions are great to have with your beef.
Hopefully, some of these dishes will give you a little inspiration for making an easy meal next time you have some beef stew meat next time. I would love to hear what your easy beef cube recipes are that you love to enjoy.
Stock cubes and sauces – I always have stock cubes and stock pots in our cupboard as they are used in so many dishes with beef stock being used in things such as chillis and bolognese but it is also work keeping things such as passata and tomato sauce as they are equally used.