Barbecued beef recipes

BBQ beef recipes

Butcher Advice

Best cuts for barbecued beef recipes

Rump steaks are a lean and full-flavoured cut that is great value.

Barbecued rump steak with tomato salsa

Barbecue Fajitas with Avocado Salsa

Scotch fillet/ boneless rib eye steaks are tender, tasty and good for sambo’s or with a salad.

Barbecued steak sandwich with barbecued onion, cucumber, tomato and basil

Barbecued scotch fillet steak with a Greek salad

Beef rib eye is a popular beef cut to roast in the barbie. With or without the bone it is mouth-watering and juicy.

Roasted beef rib eye seasoned with Italian herbs

Barbecued standing beef rib roast

Beef mince burgers are succulent and flavoursome when cooked on the barbecue.

Barbecued beef burger with mango relish

Barbecued beef burger with three tomato relish


Buying tips for steaks

  • Many factors can affect the tenderness and flavour of a steak, like its breed, feed, cooking method and how long it has been aged. Be sure to ask your meat retailer about it next time, so you can find the perfect steak for you.
  • The best way to ensure you select the right beef for a chosen cooking method is to look for Meat Standards Australia (MSA) graded beef. Meat Standards Australia (MSA) is a grading system that provides consumers with an easy way to identify the right cut of beef for a particular cooking method. For more information go to the MSA page.
  • Whatever cut you choose only buy steaks of an even thickness, not wedge shaped – this way they’ll cook evenly.

Tips & Techniques

To help steaks brown well on the barbecue

  • Don't crowd the barbecue
  • This reduces the heat, the meat will then release juices and begin to stew.
  • Take meat from its marinade and pat it dry
  • Use kitchen paper to blot marinade before the meat hits the barbecue. This stops flare-ups and helps meat brown.

Essential tips for barbecuing steaks

  1. Coat the meat in oil instead of adding oil to the barbecue grill or hotplate.
  2. Ensure the barbecue is hot before you cook; the meat should sizzle as it makes contact with the heat.
  3. Let the meat cook on one side until moisture appears, then turn once only. Use tongs rather than a barbecue fork to turn the meat.
  4. With practice, you can judge the meat’s readiness by touch. Rare is soft, well done is very firm. Rest the meat for a few minutes before serving.

Next time the family is having steak, why not whip up a tasty steak wrap for the kids?

Slice the steak thinly and serve with a simple tomato salsa and salad.  Then wrap it in a warm tortilla and watch them gobble it up without a single complaint.

…or entertain with a succulent BBQ roast

 A barbecued beef roast is a fuss-free way to entertain, making use of a covered barbecue or kettle barbecue is the way to go. Your beef roast will be tender, juicy and full of flavour. For more information go to our How to cook a beef roast in a covered barbecue page.

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