Thursday, February 11, 2010

How to Make Your Own Cube Steaks

Blade Tenderizer

Cube steaks are pretty much nothing more than tenderized round steak that you pay a little extra money for in order to have somebody else to do the work. Now granted, the butchers have a nice machine that does a fantastic job of super-tenderizing the meat, but you can also do a fair job of duplicating this at home and save a little money.

While you may occasionally find cube steaks reduced, it is rare, but you can very often find round steak reduced or on sale ... giving you a great excuse for stocking up on it in your freezer.

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How to Make Your Own Cube Steaks
and a Couple of Bonus Recipes Using Them
From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish

Lay a kitchen towel on your counter top. Over that stretch out a long piece of strong plastic wrap. Cut the round steak into serving sizes and lay the pieces on top of the plastic wrap, leaving a gap in between each piece. Stretch out another piece of plastic wrap to completely cover the meat. Using a textured meat mallet, strike the meat all over with the pointed side of the mallet, creating indentations all over the surface of the meat. You only want to break the fibers, so take care not to strike the meat so hard that it punctures holes all the way through the plastic wrap and the meat. Be deliberate, but gentle. Fold the plastic halfway lengthwise and turn it, unfolding. Continue tenderizing the other side. Remove plastic wrap and proceed with your recipe.

You may also use a product such as Dales seasoning or Country Bob's to infuse a bit of flavor into the meat before seasoning and proceeding with your recipe.

Deep South Dish Recipes Using Round or Cubed Steaks: