How to Cook Beef Brain

Updated on October 1, 2017
3.8 stars from 12 ratings of This Recipe

Beef Brain Recipe

For many people, this brain beef recipe, along with bull fries, might sound insane, but let me assure you, this is truly a heavenly dish. Once it touches your tongue, you will feel the aroma and the striking union of flavors. Such delicious dishes cause a flavour explosion within your mouth. The following beef brain recipe is very interesting and easy to cook.

There are many ways to prepare the brain, but the following recipe is my favourite. We usually cook this dish for special events. (It would probably be better if you do not cook it on your first date!)

The reason I like this recipe is because while doing the first 5 steps, you still can change your mind and create completely different dish.

Cooking Time

Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 2 hours
Yields: Serves 4 people
ready to be cooked
ready to be cooked
After boiling
After boiling

Ingredients For Brain Recipe

  • 0.5-0.6kg beef brain
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1-2 bay leafs
  • 3-4 pepper peas
  • 1/5 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 slice onion
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 200-250g sour cream
  • 50g flour

Instructions to prepare Beef Brain

  1. Put the brain into cold water and add 1 tablespoon of vinegar. Leave the brain within the water for one hour.
  2. Very gently remove the membrane of the brain without removing it from the water. Once membrane is gone replace the water. Make sure water covers the brain.
  3. Put salt, pepper peas, bay leaf and the rest vinegar and place it on heat. As soon as water starts boiling, reduce the heat and let it boil slowly for 20 min.
  4. In the meantime chop the onion into small pieces ready for frying.
  5. Remove the boiled brain and put it on the colander for 3-5 min. When the moisture is almost gone,cut the brain into medium size pieces about 3-4 cm each.
  6. Add flour to the brain and fry it with onion, black pepper and any spices you like. (use butter for frying)
  7. Once brain is ready, (has light brown color). Add sour cream and cook it in the oven for 20-30 min. I use pyrex pan for this step.
  8. Serve it warm with fresh or cooked vegetables.

Beef Brain Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 100g
Calories 143
Calories from Fat90
% Daily Value *
Fat 10 g15%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Unsaturated fat 2 g
Carbohydrates 1 g
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 0 g
Sodium 126 mg5%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Other variations:

  • Beef Brain with Eggs
  • Beef Brain Salad
  • Beef Brain in Sauce

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        Edu Joy 

        5 years ago

        Found this very interesting and delicious..


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