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It seems like there's a hack for everything these days. There are articles dedicated to life hacks, food hacks, fashion hacks, and travel hacks. This guide provides you with a list of beef hacks that will save you time and money this holiday season.

This Australian beef cutting guide will show you how to get to know your beef cuts when you choose the perfect one and cook it properly for your holiday dinner. You don't have to look through thousands of videos or cookbooks to get the perfect cut. All you need is this handy guide to help you out.


Leave a Thumbprint on Your Fingers

When you cook burgers, you should leave a thumbprint on them. For this hack, you should make sure your hands are clean. Thumbprint your hamburgers so they cook evenly on the grill. This allows the ingredients, herbs, and spices to cook throughout the entire ground meat.

To ensure that your meat cooks evenly, make a thumbprint in the centre of each patty before you grill it. This indentation retains the patty's shape, so it doesn't puff when cooking. No one likes to eat thick patties.


Peel Garlic the Luxe Way for Delicious Meat

Sometimes it's not worth the fuss to cook with garlic. You can make it easier by peeling the cloves from the bulb. Hit each clove with the side of your chef's knife. This will make the skin fall off effortlessly. And you'll feel like a chef yourself.


Buy the Best Meat For a Better Roast

Purchase the best meat that you can afford. This is not really a tip, but it's a beef hack that's worth repeating. Buying high-quality meat prepares and cooks faster than other types of meat. It's worth the investment since it'll taste better and have less fast. The best types of beef to cook with are lamb and Scotch beef.


Freeze Your Onions Before Chopping

Onions taste great with ground beef, patties, beef tenderloin, beef wellington, and Salisbury steak, just to name a few. You can prevent tears from forming by placing your onions in the freezer 10 to 15 minutes before chopping them. Keep running your knife under warm water as you slice your onions.

Cook your onions soon after chopping. They'll get soggy as they thaw. If you're short on time, take a slice of bread and place it in your mouth as you chop. It'll absorb the acid from the onions before it hits your eyes. You may look a little silly with bread sticking out of your mouth, but at least you won't look like you're bawling your eyes out.


Freeze Your Herbs for Later Use

Got an impressive collection of herbs in your spice cabinet? The best way to store them is in your freezer. Remove an empty ice cube tray. A muffin tray also works for this beef hack as well. Freeze your herbs in olive oil or vegetable stock. Add a little cold water and freeze them until you need them.


Put Salt and Lemon on Your Cutting Board

Clean your cutting board with a half of a lemon and a tiny bit of salt. Rub the cutting board with the salt to scrub away any grease or oil. The lemon will get rid of pesky food smells. Use food grade mineral on your cutting board to condition your board once a month. Other types of oils that are safe to use on your cutting board include baking soda, coconut oil, beeswax, and linseed oil.


Score Your Meat For Juicy Results

Want an evenly cooked, juicy meat this holiday season? Create shallow cuts across your steak. Flip it over and cut it to create a cross-hatch effect. Season your meat with your favourite spices, onions, garlic, and herbs. This allows the spices to absorb into the cuts. Grill your meat on medium to high heat for two minutes per side. You'll have the best tasting meat on the block.


With these hacks, you won't waste money on low-quality beef. You also won't waste time cooking your holiday dinner. Your dinner is sure to be a hit with your family.


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