how long do you boil beef stew meat

Add the beef, beef broth and bay leaves. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a slow simmer. Cover and cook, skimming broth from time to time, until the beef is tender, about 1½ hours.

How to boil meat (Boiled beef)

Wash and rinse the meat under cold water, remove any visible fat (I like to leave some fat on the meat as it makes the stock and the beef flavourful. Add the washed meat to a clean pot.

Place the meat on low-medium heat, add chopped onions, salt, stock powder, white pepper, oregano, parsley and bay leaves. Stir to combine, add ⅓ cup of water, cover the pot with a lid and simmer for 10 minutes.

Check on the meat, add 1 cup of water, stir to combine then continue to cook on medium heat until the meat is tender to your liking. Depending on the quantity, size and the cut of meat you use, the beef should be fully cooked at about 30 minutes in total.

NOTE: You do not need a lot of water for this recipe, meat produces its own liquid, adding too much water would just water down the flavour of the overall dish.

Separate the meat from the stock and use as desired in dishes. You can also fry or grill it for a healthier option.

how long do you boil beef stew meat

Both the boiled meat and beef stock can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days. Make sure it is completely cooled before storing

Store it for up to 3 months or longer in the freezer.

how long do you boil beef stew meat

What cut of meat can I boil

You can boil any cut of meat, I am using shin beef in today’s recipe but you can use beef shoulder, chunks, brisket, rounds, ribs, sirloin. Etc. The cut you use determines how long you boil the beef for.

In Nigerian dishes, we use beef offal to cook and it is called assorted meat. This part of the beef like tripe, lung etc takes longer to cook. I parboil offal using salt and onions for about 10 minutes, I rinse and clean it and then season it, using less salt, simmer on low heat until it is tender.

Check out my assorted meat pepper soup for how I parboiled meat before using it to cook. Also if you want to boil stew beef or beef tips, do so for about 10 to 15 minutes so you don’t overcook the beef.

OK, this is supposed to be a quick post so grab your apron, wash your hands let’s get to it.

Related post: you may also want to check out my post on how to clean cow tongue.

how long do you boil beef stew meat

Step 1: Choosing the Right Cut

When selecting beef stew meat, it is essential to choose the right cut. Look for cuts that are well-marbled, as this fat will melt during the boiling process, adding flavor and tenderness to the meat. Popular choices include chuck roast, round roast, and brisket.

Add the beef, beef broth and bay leaves. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a slow simmer. Cover and cook, skimming broth from time to time, until the beef is tender, about 1½ hours.

FAQ

How long to boil beef stew meat until tender?

To make stew meat tender, you can simmer it for 1.5 to 2 hours. This will allow the collagen in the meat to break down, resulting in a more tender texture. Keep in mind that the exact cooking time may vary depending on the type of meat and its thickness.

How long should I boil beef meat?

Simmer for about 1 to 2 hours, or until the meat is tender. The cooking time may vary depending on the cut of meat and desired tenderness. Check the meat regularly to ensure it is not overcooked. It should be fork-tender and easily break apart.

How do you know when beef stew meat is done?

SIMMER & STEW You’ll know it’s done when the beef is fork-tender.

How to make beef stew meat tender quickly?

Apart from slow cooking, you can try using a meat tenderizer tool to physically break down the connective tissues before cooking. Alternatively, adding acidic ingredients like tomatoes, wine, or vinegar to your stew can help tenderize the meat.

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