Cubed Stewing Beef in a Cast Iron Pan
14 Uses For Stew Meat (Besides Beef Stew)
By Deirdre Mundorf
Stew meat doesn’t have to be limited to beef stew, as using it to make Korean beef tacos can yield some tasty results. Combine stew meat, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, and diced onion in your slow cooker, and cook on low for about 10 hours for fork-tender results.
Korean Tacos
While recipes for a hearty beef and mushroom pie often feature hanger steak, it can absolutely be substituted with stew meat. Leave time for the meat to marinate in some robust Guinness stout, as it will add unique flavor and really help pull the whole dish together.
Beef And Mushroom Pie
Beef Stroganoff is a simple entrée you can make using stew beef and serve over pasta, mashed potatoes, or cauliflower. Be sure to sear the meat before adding the beef broth, sour cream gravy, and mushrooms, and simmer it in the sauce for at least an hour and a half.
Beef Stroganoff
Hungarian Goulash, a flavorful stew made with beef and vegetables, offers some major inspiration if you’re looking for unique ways to use stew meat. It features a tomato broth well-seasoned with paprika, veggies, and tender chunks of beef.
Hungarian Goulash
If you want to make a hearty chili that will really stick to your ribs, try using stew meat instead of ground beef. You can make it in the slow cooker or on the stovetop, as a long simmer will help the flavors mesh and give the stew meat time to get fork-tender.