There are a great number of food recipes for dinner parties, and almost all of them include beef. It is a favorite among meat lovers, and you can leave an impression by making a special and unique meal with it. The recipes are endless, and you can mix them with almost anything you can think of, from pasta and salads to making delicious beef Wellington.
If you run out of ideas about what to make for your next dinner party, we have come up with a list of a few different ways on how to make delicious beef that everyone would love. There is a variety of beef cuts and a variety of ways to prepare them. Depending on the party theme, you can grill, roast, and make a juicy and delicious stew that even your kids would like. Below are some of the best ideas for a delightful dinner party with beef.
Grilling is one of the most popular ways of making tasty beef steak. There are two ways of cooking it, hot and fast or using the reverse-sear method, depending on your grilling skills. Also, bear in mind that when choosing the perfect beef steak for your grilling party you need to make sure it is an adequate grade.
Different cuts offer different amounts of fat, also known as marbling. More marbling means your cut is more tender and juicy. Wagyu beef, one of the most famous cuts on a global level, delivers an unparalleled taste with its abundance of fat. It is tender, juicy and extremely flavorful that it just melts in your mouth. Some of the best steaks for grilling are top sirloin, rib-eye, t-bone, filet mignon, and porterhouse.
Another important thing about grilling is the method. Whether it’s charcoal or a gas grill, make sure you know how to operate it before you start grilling steaks or burgers. For example, using a charcoal grill is a bit trickier than using a gas one because you will have to maintain the flame for quite some time. On the other hand, gas grills make the grilling experience a bit easier.
Although the classic beef stew is easy to make, sometimes we are left with too much meat and need to make another dish with it. Some people consider beef stew the best dish for a dinner party with close family or friends, and some want to surprise their guests by making something different.
If you bought too much stew beef, then go ahead and try some new and fun recipes. For example, you can make beef Stroganoff using mushrooms and pasta or beef chili if the people coming over love spicy dishes. It is made simply by slowly simmering the meat with spices and beans, which will later give a tender and yummy taste. If you want to impress your guests then try making beef bourguignon which sounds fancy, but it’s really easy to make. You just simmer the meat with red wine, add veggies for some extra flavor, and suddenly you have an extremely mouthwatering dish.
What better way to make a dinner party than making roasted beef? For Christmas or a regular dinner party with friends and family, this is a classic and it’s so delicious that it never gets old. The technique involves either a high or a combination of low and high temperatures. If you want a crispy and brown exterior roasted beef then go for the high-temperature technique, but if you want perfect steak doneness then you’ll need low temperature.
There are many different types of roast beef, and if made correctly it will deliver a delicious, rich, and savory taste. You might want to try making stuffed beef tenderloin with roasted vegetables which is full of flavor and no guest will be disappointed by it. If you know your roast cuts then it will be easy to choose what you want, from beef brisket to tri-tip roast and many more.
For example, you can try the chuck roast beef and make a culinary classic like the pot roast. Remember to cook in the oven for a few hours at a low temperature, because it’s usually a tougher cut so it needs time to break the tough tissue down, resulting in a deliciously tender pot roast with plenty of veggies and herbs. This is one of our favorite ideas for serving beef.
Stir-fry and beef sushi
If you are looking for new ways to enrich your culinary skills or surprise your guests with something unique rather than the usual barbecue party theme, try stir-fry or beef sushi. This will definitely make your dinner parties the best and most unique ones among all of your friends.
Stir-frying is a quick technique for serving beef, and the best choice for this would be beef sirloin. This type of beef is tender, so slicing it thinly breaks up the connective tissue and makes it tasty instead of feeling like you are eating rubber. The recipe is quite simple, you cook thin strips of meat in a hot skillet using a small amount of oil, and what makes it even better is that all the other ingredients like onions and veggies are cooked in the same pan together.
For all sushi lovers out there, this is a great way to spice up your cooking skills and surprise your guests with a not-so-conventional style of sushi. Although usually made with seafood, you can enjoy beef sushi as it will be as delicious and enjoyable as regular sushi. You can add beef inside the sushi roll, put thin slices of it on top of rice, or just roll it into zucchini, the choice is yours. With the savory taste and creamy texture, beef sushi will be one of the best dishes you’ve ever tasted.
Bonus: Order Out
Yes! It sounds weird, but this is a secret that a lot of hosts do (but will never admit). If you want something specific such as a South Philly Cheesesteak, why not instead just get takeout and serve it at your next dinner party? You can still add something extra to it, especially since it’s beef. Besides, when it comes to dinner parties, especially one you’re hosting, you can add whatever you want to do, it’s your party! There isn’t anything right or wrong; besides this is a lot easier and stress-free too, and your guests will love it too. There are next to no mistakes when it comes to take out.
There are so many recipes and hacks for serving beef that you can choose from if you are looking for something original that your friends would enjoy and keep talking about for years to come. We hope our ideas have helped you change up some traditional ways of making delicious smoked beef, so you can enjoy your next dinner party and impress your guests.