It’s this time of year when pies, casseroles and roasts really come into their own and we seek out filling autumn season foods that are healthy and satisfying. And as the temperatures drop and the nights draw in, we also start to crave hearty, comfort food.
It’s also the time of year when our immune systems need a boost, as seasonal colds and flu begin to do the rounds. So foods that are high in protein and packed with vitamins are very much needed to help prevent us from catching colds, keep us healthy, boost our energy and most importantly, keep us warm in the colder weather!
So with that in mind, we share the best UK beef cuts that you can have to enjoy delicious autumn meat dishes.
Autumn season food stars
By eating food that is in season, we get the best possible price, along with the best quality and flavour, all while also reducing our carbon footprint.
Beef is the UK’s favourite red meat, with the range of cuts available making it highly versatile. From minced and diced, to a delicious roasting joint served whole, there are plenty of different autumn meat dishes best suited to each particular cut.
Autumn is also a brilliant time for vegetables. With rich and earthy flavours in abundance, mushrooms, pumpkin, celeriac, parsnips, potatoes, and kale are the real stars of the season. The availability of these seasonal veggies and the excellent pairing with the best UK beef cuts, create a perfect opportunity to try some hearty comfort food dishes that nourish your body and soul.
The best UK beef cuts for your autumn dishes
Below are some of our best British beef cuts to use in your favourite autumn meat dishes. All of the beef cuts listed below can be found on our website, so be sure to check them out when you’ve found your inspiration.
Sautéed strips of tender and sumptuous sirloin steak are ideal for a satisfying meal on a chilly autumn evening. When you pair them with mushrooms, you can create a variety of flavoursome autumn meat dishes. From a creamy beef and mushroom stroganoff, to a healthy stir-fry and even a tasty cooked breakfast at the weekend!
Beef stew is without a doubt a firm family favourite at this time of year. To really make it a mouthwatering autumn dish, take advantage of the seasonal veg on offer like mushrooms and shallots and add your lean diced beef to make it a truly delicious beef stew. You could also use the same ingredients and create a French, wine-drenched version of beef bourguignon.
Cut from the top rump, lean diced beef is perfectly designed for slow cooking to create meltingly tender meat and therefore makes for the ideal casseroles, stews, or pies. Why not try something different and make a slow-cooked Thai beef massaman curry, which features potatoes and peanuts that are also in season.
Lean Minced Beef
The first dish that comes to mind when you think of lean minced beef is cottage pie. This classic British beef and potato dish is the ultimate comfort food. Also cut from the top rump, 90% fat-free, lean diced beef is perfect for this meal. Try mixing the potato topping with butternut squash or celeriac to add extra colour and flavour for the ultimate taste sensation.
The best autumnal beef roasting joints
After a cold, autumnal woodland walk, what could be better than sitting down to a hot roast dinner? All of our beef roasting joints are all specially selected for their quality, value and great flavour. With a huge selection to choose from, you can pick your joint based on your budget and the occasion.
Rib-Eye Roasting Joint
If you’re hosting a special occasion, why not indulge in a rib-eye roasting joint, cut from the finest part of the cow. The marbling in the meat breaks down when cooking and adds to the flavour and texture of this succulent joint. This joint in particular is truly delectable when served with creamy mashed potatoes and buttery green beans.
Whole Beef Fillet
A whole beef fillet is the perfect way to impress your guests, especially if you opt to make a beef wellington. For a truly decadent dining experience, encase your whole beef fillet in a mushroom paste and puff pastry, and pair with your favourite roasted veg such as potatoes, parsnips or butternut squash.
Beef Sirloin Roasting Joint
If you’re looking for the ultimate centrepiece for your dinner table, then a premium beef sirloin roasting joint is the answer. Easy to roast and carve, this joint delivers an unparalleled depth of flavour and tenderness unlike any other and will take your Sunday roast to a whole new level.
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With an array of tasty autumnal veg available like carrots, sweet potatoes, and cauliflower, there is no shortage of options for roasted veg to accompany your favourite meat. For greens, this is an excellent time for kale and leeks, with the much-maligned Brussel sprout also just coming into season.
For those who enjoy dishes full of flavour, the right British beef cut - either slow-cooked, roasted or pan-fried - coupled with filling, seasonal veg are sure to leave you and your guests highly satisfied.
With a family heritage of farming and butchery for over 80 years, we always aim to retain our traditional values; bringing our loyal customers high-quality meat at exceptional prices. Be sure to shop our premium range of UK beef cuts today for your autumn meat dishes, and don’t forget we have a huge selection of other meats including chicken, pork, lamb and more.We also have a variety of meat boxes available that are packed with your favourite premium meats at unbeatable prices. Why not elevate your dishes with our range of spice mixes, marinades, gravies and seasonings from our Pantry section? Whatever you decide upon, don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, or give us a call to place your order.