Beef

  • Beef Shirataki & Itokonnyaku

    Sweet Soy Flavoured Itokonnyaku and Beef

    Do you know ‘Sukiyaki’? Thinly sliced beef cooked with vegetables in a sweet soy flavoured sauce is known as ‘Sukiyaki’. This dish is almost the extract of my favourite bits from ‘Sukiyaki’. Beef, Ito-Konnyaku (or Shirataki) and Onion are cooked in a sweet soy flavoured sauce with fresh ginger is delicious with freshly cooked rice. …

  • Beef Chicken Hot Pot & Hot Plate Lamb Pork

    Yakiniku

    ‘Yakiniku’ means “grilled meat” in Japanese. The term can refer to grilled meat dishes, but most commonly it refers to the Japanese style BBQ. Bite-size meat and vegetables are cooked on the iron grid or plate over a flame of wood charcoals, or if indoor, gas or electric tabletop grill or hotplate. It’s a great …

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    Beef Stew – Pressure Cooker Method

    If you have time, just slow cook for a few hours. If you have a pressure cooker, this dish can be cooked in half an hour. Saving time and energy is the ideal way of cooking for me. This time, I served it with mashed potatoes, but boiled potatoes, couscous, polenta or nice crusty bread …

  • Beef Mushrooms

    Beef Meatballs With Mushroom Gravy

    I am writing this recipe for my son and other novice cooks like him. Beef mince is not expensive and meatballs are easy to cook. If you make the mixture into large rounds, you can make hamburgers. If you don’t have Panko Breadcrumbs, just toast 1 to 2 slices of bread, break them and you …

  • Beef Vegetables

    Beef & Watercress Salad

    Peppery Watercress, which has slightly Wasabi-like flavour, goes so well with Beef. I recommend to cook Beef medium rare or rare just like Beef Tataki. Enjoy this dish with nice wine or chilled beer!!! Cold Sake or Shōchū are also great. (Needless to say, you can enjoy this dish without alcoholic drinks.) Makes 4 Servings …

  • Beans & Peas Beef

    Chilli Con Carne

    I used to buy Maggi’s Chilli Con Carne spice mix to make this dish. But once I have learned what spices I need to make it, I don’t need pre-made spice mix. This dish is very simple to make. Sometimes I add extra Chilli or less Chilli, other spices like Oregano, more Tomatoes, a little …

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    Beef ‘Rouladen’

    Many many years ago, I visited Alabama in US on an educational program. I stayed with some host families and one of them was Mr. and Mrs. Page. Mrs. Page was a migrant from Germany and she cooked some German dishes for me. This ‘Beef Rouladen’ is one of those dishes and I am still …

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    Pressure Cooked Beef Ribs

    ‘Slow Cooking’ has been a culinary trend for years. In Australian supermarket stores, a variety of ready-made slow-cooked meat are available. But, you know, I don’t like ready-made food because of their flavours and ingredients used. Do you think I do slow cook meat myself? The answer is ‘NO’. Gas & electricity prices are sky-rocketing …

  • Beef Gyoza

    Beef & Garlic Chives Curry Gyoza

    On the other day I bought a giant bunch of Garlic Chives from an Asian grocery. They were getting old and I needed to use them up. I only had beef mince that day, so I decided to make Asian flavoured hamburgs. I added some Curry Powder to it. Then another idea came to me …

  • Beef Mazegohan Vegetables

    Bibimbap-Inspired Beef Mazegohan

    As you know, ‘Bibimbap’ is a Korean dish, and the word literally means ‘Mixed Rice’ which is same as ‘Mazegohan’ in Japanese. I particularly like ‘Hot Stone Pot Bibimbap’ that is served in a very hot stone bowl. The stone bowl is so hot that anything that touches it sizzles, and the rice becomes browned …

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    Beef Stroganoff

    To my children, here is your mother’s ‘Beef Stroganoff’ recipe that you have been enjoying since your childhood. It’s not hard to cook. You don’t need to buy a packet of ready-made Beef Stroganoff seasoning. Make sure you have sour cream and good quality beef steaks in hand. If you want your ‘Beef Stroganoff’ tastes …

  • Beef Donburi (Rice Bowl)

    Gyu Don

    ‘Gyu-niku’ means beef. Beef and Onion simmered in a sweet soy sauce flavoured dashi stock on top of the rice. ‘Gyū Don’ is s very popular food in Japan, it is commonly served with Beni Shōga (pickled ginger). Probably every family has its own recipe. I used to add Shirataki (Konnyaku Noodles) but my children …

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    Stewed Hamburgers

    This is a recipe for my children who loved this dish when they were young. This is one of the dishes that bring back their childhood memories. I learned this dish from a dietician who was working for a school lunch centre. The primary school I was teaching was so isolated and too far from …

  • Beef Chicken Curry Mushrooms Pork Vegetables

    Clean-Up-Fridge Curry

    My son was a very fussy eater. He didn’t like vegetables but he loved curry. If vegetables and curry were mixed, what would he do? If in curry, he ate anything. This curry was a perfect solution for me to clean up bits and pieces of vegetables in the fridge, plus I could make my …

  • Beef Curry Udon

    Curry Udon

    The authentic Curry Udon has Japanese soup flavour because the curry soup was made from dashi-based udon soup. Udon soup is traditionally made by seasoning dashi stock with soy sauce, mirin and salt. Basically you add curry powder to the udon soup and thicken it with potato starch flour. Here is one recipe for you …

  • Beef Vegetables

    Off-Cut Beef & Daikon ‘Nimono’

    Probably this is one of my family’s favourite Japanese dinner menus. Off-cut Beef is cheap and tasty. Once you cooked it long enough, it wouldn’t be tough and chewy at all. Try this dish and find out how tasty the Daikon (white radish) could be. Serve with freshly cooked rice and enjoy the melting texture …

  • Beef Chicken Pork

    Sweet & Sour Meatballs

    When my children were very young, I used to make this ‘Sweet & Sour Meatballs’ quite often. I put these meatballs into their lunch box and they loved them. The flavour of these meatballs brings back happy memories of those days. I always use beef & pork mix mince, but chicken mince is also very …

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    Beef & Garlic Shoots Stir-fry

    Here in Australia, more exotic vegetables and fruit are available. Even supermarket stores are selling unfamiliar vegetables and fruit. I often wonder how to cook them and what they taste like. The best thing to do is ‘try them’. Have you cooked garlic shoots before? This vegetable with the garlic flavour is so tasty and …

  • Beef Donburi (Rice Bowl)

    Beef Soboro Don

    Minced meat is generally cheaper and quicker to cook, thus it is a great ingredient for everyday meals. This is one of my family’s favourite mince dishes. ‘Soboro’ means crumbled meat and my ‘Soboro’ recipes are perfect for busy families. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Cooked Rice 1/2 bowl each Beef Mince 500g Dried Sliced Shiitake …

  • Beef Rice Burger

    Rice Burger with Yakiniku Stirfry

    It’s school holidays and my daughter is home. I just wanted to make something different for lunch using left over rice. Not fried rice, not rice soup, not Onigiri… What would you cook? I cooked Rice Burgers. Today’s filling was Yakiniku Stirfry and I used Nori Sheet instead of lettuce for the burgers. Makes 4 …

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