Shredded beef ideas?

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  1. Sopranette

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    Does anyone have any ideas on what to do with shredded beef? Our grocery store just started carrying it, so I bought a pound, thinking I could make something new with it. Maybe some kind of sauce, then on a bun? Thanks!

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    Is it fully cooked and then shredded? If so, then you can add some BBQ sauce to make a pulled BBQ beef sandwich. Or else get make up some au juice sauce and put the beef on bread then dip in the sauce. Or put it on a bun, add some mozzarella cheese and garlic powder. One last thought would be something Mexican - enchiladas, tacos, burritos, etc. It sounds pretty versatile to me!
     
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    It's not cooked yet. Mostly its in small sheets of paper thin beef. I love the au jus idea. Not sure if the little ones could do it, though. We also love Mexican food, but I'm not very experienced with it. Any recipes?

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    So then it will be similar to Steak-ums. Then some new ideas:

    Saute onions and peppers in butter and oil. Quickly cook the meat at the last few minutes, put on a bun, top with mozzarella cheese and you have a Philly Steak sandwich!

    Mexican food is super easy - really conducive to just winging it. For burritos, I'd saute them with the onions and peppers, adding some seasonings and salsa to it then put it in tortillas with some guacamole and sour cream. Or you can do a layer thing with tortillas, cooked beef, shredded cheddar, refried or any other kind of bean that's mashed a little, salsa and repeat layers. We call this Mexican Lasagna.

    You could also make steak and eggs - just cook up some eggs and the meat really fast. If they're like what I think they are, they'll cook in about a minute per side.
     
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    If it is cut 'paper thin' and not actually shredded then I would say cook it with some onions. Then after it is cooked spread some shredded Mozzarella over it, toast some bread and make a excellent sandwich.

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    Do the same thing with the onions but also add Bell peppers (color of your choice) and add it to some rice, preferably basmati but plain is fine to.

    That is just for some simple and quick things you can do. I have others but I have a Security meeting for work I need to go to.
     
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    You could put it in a stir fry, or make fajitas, how about philly cheese steak sandwich.
     
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    Sukiyaki would be good. I actually have beef shaved at the grocery to make it.



    Sukiyaki Recipe courtesy Tomoko MoriguchiShow: FoodNation With Bobby FlayEpisode: Seattle [​IMG][​IMG]

    Sauce:
    1/2 cup soy sauce
    2 tablespoons sugar
    1 cup soup stock
    1/4 cup mirin

    Sukiyaki:
    1 pound thinly sliced beef meat
    1/4 cup sugar
    2 medium onions, sliced
    4 ounces yam noodles (shirataki)
    1 cup sliced bamboo shoots
    2 stalks celery, sliced
    1 cup soaked, rinsed and sliced shiitakes
    1 cube tofu, cut into 1-inch pieces
    1 bunch green onions, cut into 2-inch lengths
    2 leaves Napa cabbage, sliced
    2 tablespoons oil
    Mix soy sauce, sugar, stock, and mirin together in a bowl. Arrange meat and vegetables on a large platter. Heat an electric skillet to 375 degrees F. Add oil to the skillet and heat. Brown meat in the oil, adding sugar slowly. Move the meat to the corner of the skillet when well browned. Add other vegetables, keeping each separate. Add sauce and cover. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Uncover and turn all ingredients while cooking 2 minutes more. Serve on small plates.
     
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    Mmmm...so many good ideas. You all are making my mouth water! I think I'll do a combination of all of these...cheese, bell peppers, onions, sandwich or tortilla rolls.
    Maybe a little worstershire sauce on the meat. Oh, YEAH!

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    Thank you, Gwen. I love Japanese food, but I don't know if I can find some of these ingredients here. What is, "mirin" ,and where would I find yam noodles and Napa cabbage? Also, what kind of soup stock? Beef, maybe? Can I skip the tofu? (not a huge fan of the stuff). It's exotic, and very tastey sounding, too!

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    I think that about covers it! But the following idea has proven popular with several of our children's young adult friends:

    Combine cooked shredded beef with Thai peanut sauce (which can be easily made with peanut butter and a few Asian spices, or purchased ready-made in the ethnic food section of any large grocery store) for an exotic "dressing up" of a staple in every grad student's pantry: Ramen noodles!
     
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    Hi Sopranette,
    Mirin is rice wine, found in the asian food section near the soy sauce. You can leave it out entirely--I don't use alcohol of any kind, just add water instead. Yam noodles would be a little tricky to find--but you could always substitute spaghetti noodles--not quite the same, but an OK substitute. Napa cabbage is usually available in my Kroger or Walmart. You could use Savoy cabbage, too. Or just use regular cabbage if there's nothing else available. And yes, skip the tofu if you don't like it. As to the soup stock, if you want it to be authentic, use fish stock. But I'd use beef. I don't think you'll find fish stock anywhere except in an asian market.

    Sukiyaki is my favorite Japanese food. I make it occasionally, and serve it over rice with Japanese pickles on the side. Sprinkle a little thinly sliced green onion over it for garnish. Really tasty, and wonderful on a cold evening!
     
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    If it's shredded, put it in omelettes or breakfast burritos or casseroles.

    Actually, you could substitute it for hamburger in a number of casseroles.
     
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    Marinate in bulgogi sauce, then cook over coals quickly. Serve as a side to stir fry vegies, or any other oriental dish. Our Korean girls really loved bulgogi, as did the rest of our family.

    3 tablespoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons sesame oil 2 tablespoons water 1 teaspoon Chinese bean paste (optional) 2 tablespoons rice wine or dry sherry 1 teaspoon ground toasted sesame seeds 2 teaspoons green onions, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon chili sauce (optional) 1 garlic clove, crushed 2 teaspoons sugar salt

    You can also buy bulgogi sauce at your local Asian food market.
     
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    Thank you, reformed. This seems easy enough to duplicate. I will save it to try later on.

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    Okay, this is what I did with it. I pulled the sheets apart in very thin strips, then simmered it all in a beef gravy base with salt and pepper and some worsteshire sauce in there. I put in on thick slices of sourdough bread, topped it with onions and green peppers fried in a little butter, and put a couple of slices of swiss cheese on top. Then I put the slices in the oven for a few minutes, to melt the cheese. It turned out really delicious, definitely a do over. Next time, though, I'd like to try the Japanese or Korean recipe.

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    sounds yummy
     
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    I might have to try that sandwich recipe, Sopranette! It sounds delicious!!
     

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