Are you a beef lover and enjoy slow cooking? Then this post is for you! I’ve compiled a list of the best slow-cooking beef cuts that are not just delicious but can also deliver a melt-in-your-mouth experience. So put on your chef hats, and let’s dive in.
Oxtail is tail of beef, and it is an inexpensive cut that contributes to wholesome dishes. It’s high in collagen and requires slow and gentle cooking methods to get the meat’s maximum flavor. This cut is perfect for stews, soups, and curries. I recommend braising in the oven low and slow for at least 3 hours for optimal results.
Osso Bucco is one of the most popular and flavorful beef cuts globally and is a fore-shank cut of a cow. Its name translates into ‘bone with a hole’ because the marrow runs through the meat’s center. This cut is best when slow-cooked and pairs deliciously with rich tomato-based sauces. Osso Bucco should be seared first, then cooked with flavorful aromatic veggies and braised for a minimum of 4 hours.
Chuck is obtained from the front upper part of the cow; it has a sweet flavor and is super tender. It’s versatile, Affordable, and best for a pot roast. Slow cook Chuck on low in a crockpot or in the oven for 4-6 hours, and let the flavors seep in for a tasty meal.
Gravy Beef is the ideal cut for making mouth-watering casseroles, stews, and soups. It’s a tough and lean cut, but when slow-cooked, it can be made into an outstanding dish. It’s perfect to throw all ingredients in the pot, set to low heat, and let it cook gently until tender.
Skirt steak is flavorful and tender, coming from the diaphragm muscles of the cow. This meat is perfect to add to stir-fries, fajitas, tacos, or bolognese. Marinate Skirt Steak before cooking, then slow roast in the oven or cook on a slow heat in a frying pan.
I hope this list of beef cuts gives you an idea of what to pick for your next slow-cooked meal. Beef needs quality time with you cooking it to tender perfection. These cuts require low and slow heat, so don’t rush the process, and you will have a delicious meal on your hands.
Happy Cooking- let us know which one is your favorite!