Image Credit to: Chili’s
Craving for juicy meat? Well, a dish of smoked grilled beef is sure to satisfy your cravings and fill your stomach. Smoky grilled beef is a juicy meat that requires some preparation and time to ensure that the meat is cooked to perfection and bursts with rich flavour.
What is Smoky Grilled Beef
Smoky grilled beef is juicy grilled beef that is cooked enough to have a smoky aroma and taste which makes the dish so indulgent. The juiciness and tender beef is enough to make you crave for more and is the star to any dish.
History of Smoky Grilled Beef
It is all started with the invention of the grilling by the Americans during the pre-Colonial era. The Arawak people (American Indians) in South America started to cook meat over wood fire in order to enjoy the juicy and smoky taste of meat.
Grilling is just another cooking method of roasting meat directly on an open flame or heat source. The act of grilling was initially a healthy alternative to cook because it uses less oil and to slow-cook meat while preserving the juiciness of the meat.
Grilled meat has been a popular dish for Western people who live on meat every day. In Argentina and Uruguay, grilled meat was even chosen as their national dish. Smoky grilled beef is all about the beef itself and the cooking method highlights the meat’s aroma and tender texture.
There are several ways to enjoy grilled meat such as eating it in a patty form in grilled beef burgers and eating grilled beef steaks for dinner. Here in Malaysia, we enjoy the smoky grilled beef both ways. For beef steaks, there are various ways on how long it can be cooked such as rare, medium rare, medium, medium well or well done.
Different people have different preferences on the way the meat is cooked. As for the steak, the higher the quality of the meat, the more tender it is. It is usually not grilled for long in order to preserve the tenderness, juiciness and flavour of the beef.
As for the smoky grilled beef hamburger; the beef is usually accompanied with spices from the onions, salt and pepper. Fresh greens and smoky sauces are added to the burger for a complete meal that is sure to tantalise the taste buds.
Health Benefits of Smoky Grilled Beef
Meat is the best source of iron and protein which can help to increase the oxygen uptake in your body and builds up muscles. It also contains Vitamin B-12 and zinc that can helps to keep your DNA and red blood cells in check and help to boost your immune system. It is very important to choose what type of meat you are going to consume and the methods of cooking it as it plays an important role in changing the saturated fat content.
For smoky grilled beef hamburger there are additional nutrients in the meal as the hamburger is served with vegetables and onions which are high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that will help reduce the possibility of suffering from heart disease and cancer. To note, grilled meats are tastier and lower in fat and calories as compared to other meats.
Where to Find Smoky Grilled Beef in Malaysia
An amazing smoky grilled beef steak can be found in Chilli’s Grill and Bar which serves the triple basted tender beef ribs along with their homestyle fries and sweet corn. As for a smoky grilled beef hamburger, you can find it in one of the biggest fast food restaurants in Malaysia, McDonald’s. They serve juicy grilled beef with smoky chipotle sauce and you sure to love their burger! You can order it in a set with a large cup of carbonated drink and the renowned fries for a complete meal.
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