"Steak - What's It Taste Like?" Topic
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|Mako11 ||19 Apr 2017 4:56 a.m. PST|
Steak, what's it taste like again?
The above should be the new Beef Council's slogan.
Can't remember, since it costs so much now.
Need more people to go vegetarian, or vegan, I guess, to cause a glut on the market.
One ad at Safeway I saw, discounted recently, for "grass-fed beef", listed it on sale for $15.99 USD a pound, for a "grass-fed ribeye", as opposed to the fully loaded price of $17.99 USD a pound, normally.
Wow, what a DEAL!
Really, "grass-fed beef" is a marketing thing now?
If my memory isn't failing me, back in the day, that's what they used to eat most, if not all the time.
IIRC, grain-fed beef tastes better, with more marbling, for a bit more fat, and tenderness, so used to sell for a premium price.
Of course, that's probably (definitely) frowned upon by the food police zealots, who don't want any fat in their food, so it is all as tough as shoe leather, but "healthy". Yea, no wonder it's healthy, since your jaws get a workout trying to chew through it, and/or you can't eat it at all.
Hmmm, at those prices, perhaps they should feed the cattle chicken, or pork, to fatten them up……….
|Old Wolfman||19 Apr 2017 5:51 a.m. PST|
Cube steaks can be quite tough too.
|coryfromMissoula||19 Apr 2017 8:11 a.m. PST|
Grass fed as compared to corn rather than grain fed.
|Winston Smith ||19 Apr 2017 8:18 a.m. PST|
I feed my cattle Soylent Green.
I call it the Circle of Life.
|jdpintex||19 Apr 2017 10:31 a.m. PST|
Not chicken that's for sure. Looking forward to nice juicy steak this weekend for my Mother-in-laws birthday.
|Swampking||19 Apr 2017 11:19 a.m. PST|
It's actually quite cheap in Poland – about $10 USD USD for 2 lbs. of filet mignon.
It tastes damn great – the food of the gods.
Frankly, I don't give a stuff about vegans, vegetarians, or other fruit loops. 'Whole foods' is just another racket that corporations use to get money from unsuspecting consumers.
We have beef about once a week now – either as steaks, in stir frys, goulash/stews, or in fajitas. Of course, don't use the filet mignon for goulash/stews.
|goragrad||19 Apr 2017 12:19 p.m. PST|
Steak tastes really good. Tenderloin even better.
As to beef, it has been a while – its deer or elk nearly every day.
| Cacique Caribe ||19 Apr 2017 12:54 p.m. PST|
Wow. Thank goodness I live in Texas!
| etotheipi ||19 Apr 2017 2:07 p.m. PST|
|Tumbleweed ||19 Apr 2017 6:45 p.m. PST|
We buy ribeye at Food Lion when it goes on sale for $7.95 USD a pound.
|Mako11 ||19 Apr 2017 8:47 p.m. PST|
On the far left coast, in crazy California, where everything is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyy overpriced.
It has to be, to support everything and everyone else here.
| Cacique Caribe ||19 Apr 2017 9:56 p.m. PST|
@Mako11: "On the far left coast, in crazy California, where everything is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyy overpriced. It has to be, to support everything and everyone else here."
That is so sad. I'm already imagining the Left Coast in a few years … with people going to the black market to get really sad-looking cuts for truly outrageous prices:
Or they'll just stand in line for hours for some Soylent crackers:
Sol: "Why, in my day, you could buy meat anywhere! Eggs they had, real butter! Fresh lettuce in the stores."
Det. Thorn: "I know, Sol, you told me before."
While the rest of the US enjoys real steaks. :)
PS. Seriously, Mako, move to where food is reasonably priced!!!
|nvdoyle||20 Apr 2017 4:21 a.m. PST|
It's still rather high here in the Midwest (Indiana). The price went up years ago after (supposedly) the western/Cali droughts forced the cattle rancher to sell off their stock early, leading to a glut, and then a scarcity…and then it never went down. Round steak, the absolute bottom in quality, is $5 USD+ a pound here, at best. Ribeye is $15 USD+. We haven't had anything but ground beef in a long time, and we buy that in bulk when it's 'cheap' and vac-seal/freeze it. Family of 5 is simply too expensive to do steaks of any edible variety (no, you cannot make round into steak, it's a roast cut, and should never, ever be sliced into steaks).
|Mako11 ||20 Apr 2017 11:23 a.m. PST|
Sounds about the same pricing as here.
We cut round steak into thin strips, against the grain, and make Pepper Steak with it, served over rice, in order to stretch it a bit – it packs a big punch of flavor. Put it on a good, buttered and toasted, French, or sourdough roll, with some soy sauce, and it makes for great steak sandwiches too.
ALL the flavor of beef, without the expense. Sometimes, the round steak of London Broil runs less than, or the same price as hamburger, so it's a no brainer.
We use green bell peppers, onions, soy sauce, garlic, minced ginger, and a little toasted sesame oil (added just at the end, after cooking) for the recipe.
You can add melted cheese to the sandwiches, or not, as desired.
| 20thmaine ||21 Apr 2017 5:23 a.m. PST|
|Swampking||22 Apr 2017 11:01 a.m. PST|
Have you tried ordering steak from Amazon.com? There used to be a great mail order company (Montana Steaks) that had some great deals. I haven't ordered anything from them since my parents' 52nd wedding anniversary 2 years ago but they might still be in business.
|Old Wolfman||25 Apr 2017 5:39 a.m. PST|
And I usually put steak sauce on it.
|tkdguy||08 May 2017 10:56 p.m. PST|
Steak? Isn't that a wooden thing you use to kill vampires?