How To Cook Round Steak So It Is Tender And Tastes Great

This article explains how to cook round steak to perfection using different cooking methods.

Contents:

Cooking Methods
Marinating & Tenderizing
Steak Recipes

 

All Cooking Methods

Sear Round Steak on Stove Top

how-to-coo-round-steak-on-the-stove-fastThis method is, arguably, the most commonly used, when it comes to round steak.
The guide you are about to check out is an attempt to get into the most detail.

Sear on Stove & Finish in Oven

Quickly sear it on the stove and finish it in the oven. Works great with thick cuts.
This technique helps to develop browning and gently finish the steak in oven.

Sear on stove & finish in oven!

Cook in Oven at Low Heat

Cooking this cut slowly in oven is the best way to retain tenderness.

It’s especially great for when you are cooking it medium-rare.

Slowly cook round steak in oven.

Oven Broiling

Broiling this cut in a conventional oven is a tricky business…

However with a bit of insight on how to cook round steak with a broiler, it is possible to get some pretty good results!

Sous Vide Bottom, Top or Eye of Round Steak

how-to-sous-vide-bottom-top-eye-of-round-steak-without-immersion-circulator-in-dutch-ovenIs it even possible to prepare this lean, chewy cut without bothering to be physically present at the cooking scene?

Sous vide lets you do THAT and so much more…

Broil round in oven.

Cooking Times Guidelines

How long does it take to cook round steak in oven, on the grill or on stove?

This ultimate guide to steak cooking times will help you get exactly what you are looking for, even if you don’t have a meat thermometer!

Cooking times guide.

 

Marinating & Tenderizing

 

How to Marinate Steak

This 5-minute guide will guide you through the marinating process, making it very easy.

It answers a couple of FAQs (e.g. how long marinated steak is good for in the fridge) and gives a couple useful ideas.

Mainating guide.

10 Marinating Tips

Need a practical, first-hand advice on how to get your steak marinating on the next level?

Try tips & tricks for better marinating.

How to Tenderize Round Steak

Even before starting to prepare round steak in the oven or the stove top, you might consider tenderizing it, especially if the steak itself is very big or you prefer softer meat.

There are few ways of doing it – so tenderize round steak.

Marinade Recipes

Quick and easy marinade ideas, which do the job.

Steak marinade recipes.

 

 

Steak Recipes

 

How to Buy Quality Round Steak

Unlike other more expensive cuts of beef (e.g. rib eye), round steak is relatively leaner and chewier – it comes from the rare part of the animal, which ‘works out’ quite a lot during the lifetime of the cow.

This is why we recommend you look for a round steak that has been matured (a.k.a. dry-aged/hanged) for at least 14 days (try 21- and 28-day matured if you find them too).

Dry aging is the process of natural protein molecule decomposition, which occurs as a result of enzymatic action within the meat itself.

In simple language – maturing softens meat and concentrates flavor (as a result of moisture evaporating). This is just what we need with chewy and lean round steak.

We also recommend you go organic grass-fed. Not only will you enjoy a better flavor, but you will also gain all the health benefits seen in wild game meat – higher nutrient density and better fatty acid profile (good for cardiovascular health).

Money saving tip: instead of ordering round steaks piece by piece, buy the entire roast (i.e. a larger piece of meat which they cut steaks from) and cut steaks yourself – it works out much cheaper!

You can also try cow-pooling as an overall savings strategy.