Beef is one of the best things you can put in your mouth. Its a wonderful thing it comes in so many different varieties.
If you are like me you are always on the lookout for a new beef recipe. The possibilities are endless.
With summer just around the corner we should all be looking for new recipes to try. Below are 10 beef recipes I have rounded up from some of my favourite sites across the internet.
I hope you enjoy!
10 Beef Recipes to Try This Summer
1: Brazilian Smoked Tri Tip on A Traeger
This first recipe is a delicious Brazilian inspired Tri Tip. Impress the loved ones in your life with this exotic Tri Tip!
Note: This recipe can be a little spicy - If you prefer your heat levels low adjust the chilli powder, pepper and cumin levels to suit.
2: Honey Bourbon Steak Tips
If bourbon, steak and popcorn chicken had a baby you would get these little bites of pleasure.
These are an amazing snack while watching the game, or as a side when you have the whole gang around for the afternoon.
Warning: You will want more.
3: Santa Maria Tri Tip
Hidden deep inside this deep dark crusty outer bark is a juicy, salty, smokey, tender Tri Tip that dreams are made of.
If you are lucky enough to have a smoker handy, I would highly advise to follow the smoker instructions for this tri tip. In my opinion you get a much better flavour.
If you have never tried chimichurri before stop what you are doing and check out Oh So Delicious' chimichurri recipe
4: Grilled Ribeye Steak Recipe With Tequila Barbecue Glaze
It was recently bought to my attention that beef and tequila have a relationship.
If you have this on your backyard grill the sweet tangy smells will spark the interest of the whole neighbourhood.
As always when cooking with alcohol, you must sample your tequila before adding it to the glaze.
5: Reverse Sear Smoked Ribeye Steak
Reverse sear.. What the?
Essentially this is cooking your beautiful thick cut of your chosen steak at a low temperature for a longer time. This allows for maximum flavour absorption.
This is a great method for special occasions when you have your favourite expensive cut.
You are going to need a smoker and a grill (of cast iron pan) for this recipe.
6: The Best Beef Jerky
Move over potato chips (im sorry) beef jerky takes top priority in the snack department.
Beef jerky doesn't really need an introduction. We all know how good it is.
This recipe from Gimme Some Oven is fantastic. This jerky is much better out of a dehydrator, however, if you don't have one they also have an oven recipe.
7: Smoked Beef Tenderloin
What is more impressive on the dinner table than a beef tenderloin?
A beef tenderloin giving off a deep smoky flavor.
I can almost guarantee you will have return visitors after cooking this for dinner. Maybe this beef recipe should only be for special occasions only!
8: Spicy Barbecue Brisket
As if this list wasn't going to include a smoked brisket in this round up of beef recipes. The king of beef.
This recipe is best suited to a weekend when you have time. You will appreciate the smell of your brisket smoking away all day as you get through the wife's 'to-do-list'.
At the end of the day you won't even remember all the chores you have done when you finally get that first bite of the tip. Yes I am that guy who takes the honours of first try!
9: Grilled Coffee Rubbed Steak
Coffee and steak is a combination that should be more well known. The aroma is something I can not forget.
This simple rub will have you bouncing around the house with excitement. Its really something special.
The Guys at Taste Made have a fantastic little video recipe for this! Do yourself a favour and make this one ASAP.
10: BBQ Bacon Meatball
I bet at this point you are thinking 'I got all the way to number 10 and its a meatball.'
However, this meatball is something of real beauty. My mother would make meatballs weekly when I was younger and I thought they were the top of the meatball pyramid.
Boy was I wrong.
These 'barbecue meatball onion bombs' have everything that is good and will take you all the way back to your childhood.
Tip: If you cook these on a covered grill you really get something special!
11: Brisket Tacos
Everyone loves brisket and everyone loves tacos! So this is a match made in heaven! This is the perfect way to use up your leftover brisket! The avocado cream that this cook has came up with is also delisssssssssssh!
Hot tip: If your going to make these, buy double the amount of tortillas you might you might need, the whole family will be coming back for more!
12: Bonus! Smoked Beef Burger
You couldn't have a beef list without involving beef burgers.
However, these aint your typical burgers, they are perfectly smoked and have a depth of flavour you never thought existed.
Perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon or long summer nights cook. Keep this beef recipe up your sleeve!
- One 8-to-9-pound brisket flat
- 1 1/2 pounds ground chuck
- 1 1/2 pounds ground sirloin
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 3 tablespoons butter melted
- 8 hamburger buns brioche
- Hay for smoking
Toppings (my suggestions):
- Sliced tomatoes
- Sliced dill pickles
- Grilled bacon
- Sliced onions
- Red pepper
- In a large mixing bowl mix together the ground beef. Be sure to work the meat delicately. Once mixed together form 1 inch thick patties around 4 inches in diameter. Season to taste with salt & pepper then place a thumb hole in the center of the pattie, around 3/4 of the way through. Set on a wire rack over an ice tray.
- For smoking on a gas grill: Light one side of your grill and set to a high heat. Set the burgers on the grill side that is switched off, on the wire rack over ice. Place a good handful of hay over the lit burner and close the lid. Smoke the burgers until they have bronzed and absorbed that beautiful smoke flavor. This should take around 2 - 3 minutes.
For smoking on charcoal: Light a small mound of charcoal in your firebox. Once the coals glow a nice hot red place the burgers on the wire rack over ice in the smoke chamber. You want to get the burgers as far away from the fire as possible. Place the hay on the hot coals and cover.
- Smoke the burgers until they have bronzed and absorbed that beautiful smoke flavor. This should take around 2 - 3 minutes.
- Set up your grill for direct grilling and preheat at a high temperature. Grill your burgers for around 4 minutes each side, or until the internal temperature is at least 160°F.
- Slice your buns, brush with melted butter and grill for 30 seconds to get a good char.
- Starting at the bottom but stack on your favorite ingredients. I like to use BBQ sauce, lettuce, tomato, red onion, avocado (in that order).
- Just before you burgers are ready to come off the grill stack with bacon, your favorite cheese, and a good squirt of BBQ sauce. Then place the top bun on top and close the grill lid for just 30 seconds. This will start melting the cheese and make the top of the brioche bun really soft.
- Carefully transfer your burger stack onto your bottom bun and enjoy!