"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Beef, Pork, Lamb & Venison > Beef
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-06-2009, 08:12 PM   #1
Head Chef
legend_018's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: NH
Posts: 1,188
steak help

hi. My husband has been getting different cheap cut steaks at BJ's and it seems everyone he gets is tough, fatty, veiny. Sometimes it's hard to tell when you see it before you cook it - but after cooking it your like ewllll. It's not my cooking method either.

Does anyone know what cheaper cuts of steak are good? can't always buy the wicked expensive ones.

also, when you have a piece of steak and say you want to put a digital thermometer in it - how do you put the theremometer in or I should say where?

Thanks so much!!! We've had just too many steaks like this recently.


My Blog
legend_018 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2009, 08:46 PM   #2
Chef Extraordinaire
Uncle Bob's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Small Town Mississippi
Posts: 17,390
A steak that I like to buy is Top Sirloin....It is very flavorful, and cooked properly very tender....The secret to this cut is to buy it thick -- 1 1/2 in. at least, and not over cook it. I like to cook Top Sirloin medium rare, and slice it thin. At this thickness I find that one steak will serve two or three even four...depending on the portion size. In my area today, Kroger has Top Sirloin for $2.99 lb!!! --- That's for USDA Choice Beef too!! That's a great value!!

When I measure the temperature of a piece of meat I like to insert the thermometer into the edge, and into the thickest part. In other words don't insert the thermometer straight down. Go into the thickest part from the side. This will ensure that your thermometer tip is truly in the center of the thickest part...

Have I thoroughly confused you???

There is only one Quality worse than Hardness of Heart, and that is Softness of Head.

Kool-Aid...Think Before You Drink
Uncle Bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2009, 08:26 PM   #3
Head Chef
Jeff G.'s Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,352
Listen to Bob.. Top sirlion is one of my favorite cuts of beef. Very nice flavor, texture is nice, cooks evenly.
Jeff G. is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:15 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.