Best cuts for the slow simmering
Beef chuck is inexpensive and readily available in both butchers and supermarkets. Slow cooking makes it succulent and very tender.
Beef, potato & tomato curry
Slow cooked beef ragu
Osso bucco is traditionally veal, but beef osso bucco is also widely available, veal pieces are generally smaller and mild in flavour.
Veal with anchovies and capers
When you cook with meaty bone-in pieces like lamb shanks both the meat and the bones contribute rich and robust flavour.
Braised lamb shanks with Thai red curry sauce
Lamb and bean soup
Goatmeat can be treated much like lamb. It is lean and low in fat and suits methods like casseroling. The cuts are all very similar to lamb; leg and leg cuts, rump, loin, rack, shoulder and diced goatmeat are all available.
Spicy marmalade goat shanks
- Consider the time you have and your choose your slow simmer cut from there. Some cuts like beef topside or beef round take less time to cook.
- You can see at a glance the beef and lamb cuts with their best cooking methods in this handy chart.