|Tender Baked Bottom Round Steak(s) ~ picture added 8-29-13|
Recently my grocery store had Bottom Round Steaks on sale, Buy One Get One... I always used to cook these on the grill and they were a little on the tough side but they always tasted good! The last time my husband came shopping with me and I was looking at these, and he said "these are NOT steaks, get a Rib Eye, or a T-bone or something, those are steaks! ¯\(°_o)/¯ So... I didn't get any steaks for a couple weeks.(•̪●) Eventually I did break down and bought a couple Rib Eye's , I just couldn't resist a juicy steak cooked on the grill. Well last week I went ahead and bought a couple of the Bottom Rounds and thought to myself "I'll just cook them some other way" Hence, this blog post. I just couldn't pass up that sort of deal!
I admit, this is one of the tougher cuts of meat, but you can make it a lot more tender...
All you have to do is "fork it" ;)
It turned out good, and I plan on having it again. Oh and BTW my hubby liked it too! hehehe...
Here is what you need:
Bottom Round Steak or two (they do shrink considerably)
Your favorite Seasoning (I use Everglades Seasoning and Garlic Salt)
1-2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
1/3 Cup of Flour (I added some seasoning to the flour also)
1 Cup of either Beef Bouillon or Beef Broth (I used Bouillon)
1/2 Teaspoon(or more if you like) of either fresh Garlic (minced) or Minced Garlic from a jar.
|I use Everglades Seasoning in just about everything I make!!|
First get a cutting board and place your meat on the board and poke the steak with the fork for about 2 minutes on each side.(trust me your arm will get tired!) The more pokes the better, this will help make it tender. Stop poking if it starts to rip. After I forked it, I put a little seasoning on and and rubbed a little olive oil on each side and let it sit in the fridge for a little over a hour. (You don't have to do this, unless you want to do a marinade, I just did because my hubby was working late and I didn't want to start it to early ) (•̮̮̃•̃)
When I was ready to cook it, I laid it in the flour mix and coated each side.
|Coat with Flour/Seasoning, both sides.|
|Sear Meat on both sides|
When it is done it will look something like picture below. We enjoyed ours with Mashed Potatoes and Corn. This had a nice flavor, and was tender!
|Tender Baked Bottom Round Steak(s) ~ added pic 8-29-13|
|Tender Baked Bottom Round Steak|
If you have any other ways to cook Bottom Round that makes it tender, please share with a comment and let us know!