Whether you’ve got beef shin, fillet, rump, brisket, check out the best cooking method and recipe for each cut of beef in our expert guide here.
Easy beef recipes
Try this fragrant beef shin rendang for a weekend dinner. If you find yourself with some leftovers then waste not want not because it’s freezable too.
A great big hug of a recipe, with an unctuous slow-cooked beef filling and a cheesy Marmite cobbler crust.
Erchen Chang’s punchy stir-fry sees beef marinated in honey, soy and oyster sauce, and takes just 15 minutes to cook.
Originating from Southern France, this robust pasta dish is made by simmering beef steak and sausages in a rich, chilli powder-laced tomato sauce.
Traditionally eaten with poi, a Goan bread, to mop up the masala, this beef chilli fry is cooked with cinnamon, pepper and ginger. The two-step cooking ensures that the spices add flavour to the beef.
Slow-cooked beef is combined with punchy soy and mirin flavours to make an aromatic, umami-packed dish. Enjoy it spooned over rice, tossed into noodles, stuffed into steamed buns or even wrapped in Chinese pancakes.
Slather your steak in a creamy, paprika-laced stroganoff sauce and serve with homemade sweet potato wedges for a quick midweek meal for two. Try more steak recipes here.
Take beef shin to the next level by braising in rich balsamic and slow cooking until meltingly tender. Serve with smooth, cheesy polenta for a comforting Sunday lunch.
Slow cook beef shin in Mexican flavours until meltingly tender for the ultimate pasta bake to feed a crowd. Check out more pasta bakes here.
Cook pieces of beef shin in herby red wine stock until meltingly tender, then serve with creamy mash for a crowd pleasing weekend meal. Try our slow-cooker beef stew here.
Get your friends over and slow cook this beef brisket for a simple yet filling way to feed a crowd. Serve with sweet onions and creamy blue cheese for extra indulgence.
Learn how to cook the best steak of your life with the help of olive cookery writer and ex-chef Adam Bush.
Check out this epic beef recipe with punchy cajun spices and a fresh bean salad. Picanha is also known as the top sirloin cap or the rump cap. Popular in the US and Brazil, it’s a pointed cut, so is great for serving a crowd as you’ll get well done to rare from the same piece of beef.
Classic, easy beef bourguignon to eat now or freeze for later, this French inspired recipe serves 8 people
This epic slow-cooked beef dish comes from legendary London steak house, Hawksmoor. Beef shin is cooked in red wine and stock until meltingly tender then macaroni and cheese is added and baked to golden, bubbly perfection.
This recipe for beef ramen is comfort in a bowl. It doesn’t have to take hours to make, though. This version is ready in under 30 minutes and comes in at under 500 calories, making it achievable midweek. Try our other noodle soup recipes here.
This beef pie is an indulgent, comforting family classic. Using beef shin keeps the cost down as it’s a cheaper cut. You can easily freeze this ahead for a stress-free weekday meal.
Cooking a huge rib roast can be quite daunting so we love this simplified method and the bone marrow butter takes it to the next level. Ask your butcher to split the bones for you.
We love Vietnamese-inspired flavours, and this Vietnamese beef and lemongrass one pot is a definite winner. It’s a one-pot, so there’s minimal washing up, and is under 300 calories but still packs a punch in terms of flavour.
Quick, healthy and packed with flavour, beef pho is easier to make than you think. The Vietnamese have this fragrant noodle soup for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Ready in just 30 minutes, these Shanghai fried beef noodles make a great, easy meal for two midweek