In this blog post, we’ll be telling you about some different beef cooking methods. Before we do that, let’s talk about the two techniques which these methods fall under – moist heat cooking and dry heat cooking. As the name suggests, moist heat cooking encompassses the techniques that have to do with cooking with moisture such as water, wine, or stock. Boiling and stewing fall under moist heat cooking. On the other hand, dry heat cooking methods are done over high heat methods for notably shorter periods of time with little to no added moisture. Grilling, smoking, and stir frying all fall under dry heat cooking methods. Dry heat cooking methods are great because they add immense flavor to the beef.
Beef is easily the most popular type of meat available to Nigerians. It is a staple in almost every home and at almost every place food is sold. Beef is delicious, nutritious, and a personal favorite of many people. In the classic Nigerian setting, just like with chicken, many people cook their beef by boiling, and then frying. There are many other different beef cooking methods which give it different textures and bursts of flavor that Nigerians don’t know about.
Different Beef Cooking Methods – Smoking/Barbecuing
This is a method of cooking beef that entails cooking for a very long time using indirect heat. It can be done over logs of wood, wood chips, or even charcoal. It is the best when the beef cysts are brisket, short ribs, prime ribs, or ribeye.
Stewing is a moist heat method that is used to cook cubes or smaller pieces of meat. The beef is completely immersed in water/stock, seasoning, and vegetables. It is cooked in very low heat and for a long amount of time so the beef comes out as tender as possible. Stewed beef with all the cuts of beef and added vegetables can be eaten as a meal on its own or as a side dish.
Stir-frying is a quick, easy, and healthy way to cook your beef. Beef is cut into thin strips and cooked using a little bit of oil in a hot wok or skillet. Vegetables like bell peppers and onions are added to the beef and they all get to cook at the same time.