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Old 01-20-2007, 12:52 AM   #1
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Question ISO good eye of round recipe

Hi everyone i accidently bought some "eye of round" steaks. I was going to fix a stir fry recipe that called for "blade steaks" i didn't see anything where i went called blade steaks but i seen two cuts that looked exactly like it: Eye of round steak and chuck tender steak. Well the eye of round was on sale so thats what i got. I ended up getting it home and found out it was way to tough for a fast cooking method like stir fry. Do you guys have any some ideas of what i could do with it to use it up? I searched on google and i found some recipes that they just grilled it like a steak. I think its way way to tough for that. I hope there is a half way healthy recipe for them. Not like ultra healthy but just not anything smothered in butter or deep fat fried.

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Old 01-20-2007, 12:54 AM   #2
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You could make a beef stew. The slow simmering would tender the steak up a little bit.
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Old 01-20-2007, 12:58 AM   #3
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You could cook it in barbecue sauce and serve it with roasted potatoes.

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Old 01-20-2007, 01:00 AM   #4
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Also you could braise them with whatever liquid you'd like. Maybe a nice red wine.
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Old 01-20-2007, 02:01 AM   #5
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all sound good....

Ok all sound really good and i have not decided which one i would go with.
1) Beef Stew - I could figure this one out
2) Barbecue - Could you give more details on how exactly to cook it?
3) braised in red wine - Also could you give more details on how exactly you would cook it.

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Old 01-20-2007, 02:19 AM   #6
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Sorry ncage, but any cut towards the hoof end, south of the sirloin, is definitely not meant for steaks.

We grind our own hamburger meat, and your cut would be fine for it. Although for that we usually prefer the chuck.

Or it is a great time for a chili. Make a chili with, oh, half inch cubes of beef, nothing better. Prefer that to ground beef in chili.

Or, take the round, cut it thin, and marinate it. A teriyaki sauce would work just fine. Can then cook it in the oven, in a pan on the stove, or on the grill (but right now the grill option means standing outside in a parka shivering).

Teriyaki beef, in my humble opinon, on a roll makes a great sandwich.

Could cube or slice it. marinate it, and use it for fajitas.

Or toss them in the freezer until they get hard. Then shave thin slices (this is betteer done with a slab of meat than a steak, but can be done with them). Put the thin shavings on a plate and add a marinade with acid. The simplest thing to use is bottled Italian dressing. Let it sit for a bit and you have a tasty carpaccio. Just eat and enjoy.

Just a few ideas. It is cold here and am typing fast to keep warm.

It is not working.

Just a few ideas. Take care.
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Old 01-20-2007, 03:57 AM   #7
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You can still use that cut of meat to stir fry with, you just need to tenderize it:

Tenderising meat using bi-carb of soda

http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...ght=tenderizer
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Old 01-20-2007, 07:24 AM   #8
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I think AuntDot has the comprehensive list. Eye of round, either as a roast or "steaks" is just worthless, to me. But, you might be able to pound those steaks with a meat mallet (mine has a grid on it for better "macerating") and make country fried steak. Pound thin, flour, brown, add some onions, bouillion, water, and braise by simmering.
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Old 01-20-2007, 08:52 AM   #9
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I would try....pound the devil out them...marinate...and grill very hot and very quickly...might be tastey
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Old 01-20-2007, 12:58 PM   #10
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fill a sauce pot only a little bit maybe 1/4 of the way with your choice of liquid (the wine) and I would let it reduce a little bit. Then put the steaks in and cover the pot. Leave it for a little bit and let it tender up and cook
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