Looking to prepare your round steak so it keeps all the juices and tenderness inside?
Really want that leaner, tougher and relatively inexpensive cut to shine on your plate, surprising you with every bite?
Find out how to get these results by reading further and checking all the cooking resources.
The stove top method is, arguably, the most commonly used, when it comes to round steak.
It's probably one of the easiest out there as well.
However we haven't quite nailed it yet - a good few are still not sure how it is done the right way.
The guide you are about to check out is a serious attempt to get into the most detail, yet explain it all in SIMPLE language, so you can finally cool the perfect round steak.
Marinating this cut is a great way to add flavor and get tenderness on the next...more tender level. Find the full list of possible marinades.
Broiling round steak in a conventional oven is a tricky business...
In the majority of the cases, the broiler inside the oven is not nearly as powerful as the one used in restaurants and steak houses. It means that it takes more time to brown the surface, which also means overcooked steak and unhappy faces just too often.
However with a bit of insight on how to cook round steak with a broiler, it is possible to get some pretty good results!
To add even more goodness - why not try a sauce as well? Find the full range of possibilities.
Now that you have mastered the way of making the best out of your steak, why not challenge yourself a bit?
Why not try cooking one-two recipes? Or even simply getting ideas...it's always nice to get inspiration for your masterpiece somewhere else.
So, if you are ready, I kindly invite you to consider our round steak recipes.
If you feel like baking your steak, you need to know that low-heat oven-cooking is the only way to go, IF you like juicy, tender and, yes, succulent meat.
This method helps to preserve as much moisture (i.e. tenderness) inside, as possible. It does miracles to this inexpensive cut. I highly recommend it with any type of meat really.
Browning is then next thing to resolve, since it won't occur at low heat. The solution is there - use the stove right after the oven. Here is how.
What if you only need a skillet? The solution comes next!
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 - find them here.
Yeap, slow-cooking comes next!
This cut is kind of ideal for a crock pot. Kind of? Why is that?
Round is a lean cut with relatively small amount of collagen, as opposed to stewing beef. That's why it won't give a very rich flavor (happens, when collagen is broken down with the help of low moist heat; no collagen = no flavor). On the contrary, it's quite possible to be overcooked. It tastes like dry, structureless flesh...yes, not great.
So, how long do I cook it for in a crock pot?
Well, I would first adhere to the recipe's guidelines, because often recipes will have some sort of sauce, the result of cooking, which will make it nice anyway.
Generally though, I would keep it in 5-8 hour range on 'Low' setting, depending on the size of, both, steak and slow cooker, and other things like type of the given round steak (e.g. top vs. bottom).
Check our crock pot recipes.
So, do you know how to cook round steak now? =)
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