Cooking a delicious, yet cheap, steak

Round steak!!

Round steak.  It’s a big cut of meat, basically a gigantic steak.  One steak will easily feed a family.  I checked at Fareway yesterday and they were on sale for 2.13/lb… less per pound than hamburger!  If I didn’t have my own supply of meat, I’d totally buy it from Maloney Meats, friends of mine who are in the business of direct marketing their locally raised beef and pork.  It’s also a pretty lean cut.  If you’ve never had it, I’d encourage you to buy one the next time you’re at the store.  Here’s how I like to prepare them: 

This is what a round steak looks like. It would probably be a little more appetizing in the grocery store, but since we butcher our own, we take what we get.

All you need to create a yummy steak.

This steak was huuuuge... so it made an easy 8 servings.

I love these little packets... less than $1 a piece, and a lot of different flavors! A simple way to dress up a cheap steak.

Marinating in a gallon size baggie saves time and dishes!

Cut steak into 6 or so smaller portions. Discard the bone and trim fat if desired   A good sharp knife is a necessity for this.  Place into gallon size baggie.  Mix marinade seasoning packet according to packet directions.  (Usually takes cooking or olive oil, vinegar or cooking wine, and water.)  Pour marinade into bag, squeeze as much air as you can out of the bag, then seal.  Massage meat in bag until marinade covers the meat.  Allow meat to marinate for 20 minutes or so (about how long it takes to fire up the grill.)

Fire up the grill! This little do-jobbie is the best invention ever. Crumple up a newspaper in the bottom, light, and voila! Your charcoal is lit with little to no swearing! Can almost smell it, can't ya?

Here is a link to buy one for yourself! 

Then grill for about 3-5 minutes on each side.  They can also be fried in a pan, or they are excellent under the broiler.  You can tenderize round steak into minute steaks if you so choose.   Serve with stir-fried veggies or roasted potatoes.  Yum!!

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One response to this post.

  1. Looks yummy Liz! It was great meeting you at the AgChat conference this week!

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