Beef is a versatile ingredient that humans have been enjoying since the prehistoric era. The most prized parts for cooking are cuts like steak and roasts. Although cuts like filet mignon are highly sought after and more expensive than other cuts, even humble trimmings like ground chuck can be transformed into delectable dishes. By grilling, broiling, or roasting your beef cuts, you can use beef to create a medley of meals inspired by international ingredients and flavors.


1. Hungarian Beef Goulash

  • 2 medium yellow onions
  • 1-2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 2 pounds stewing beef cut into cubes
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup diced canned tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional potatoes and carrots

Hungarian shepherds have been enjoying goulash since the 9th century. This delicious stew is now one of the best-known dishes from Hungarian cuisine and is enjoyed all over the world. To make goulash, melt butter in a stew pot and cook onions until soft. Add the paprika and caraway seeds and stir well. Next, dredge the beef cubes in flour and add to the pot, cooking for about three to four minutes. Then, slowly add broth, tomatoes, and other vegetables (if using them). Stir and simmer for about two hours.

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