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There are many cuts that get overlooked. Some cuts, such as the ribeyes or tenderloin, are some of the most popular and familiar. Since it's a name that people know, they feel comfortable purchasing it, leaving other cuts behind.
However, you could be missing out on something great by not trying something new. Beef cubed steak is a pretty common cut. However, most people think that the only way to cook it is to batter and fry it, making country fried steak. While country fried steak is good, it’s not the only way to use this awesome steak.
Cubed steak has become a staple around my home. It’s perfect for a quick, easy dinner and is sure to please everyone, even the littles. Plus, it thaws quickly. So, if you are like me and forget to plan ahead, no worries!
One of my favorite things to make with cubed steak is a Philly cheese steak sandwich. It’s also great for fajitas and stir-fry.
The reason cubed steak is so great in so many things is because it’s tender and cooks quickly. Before I cook it, I thinly slice it. It’s easier to do before you cook it, that way you can be sure the steak is done. Plus, that makes it cook faster.
We also have a new cut that will be offered at this week’s markets, a sirloin tip steak. We cut the sirloin tip roasts into steaks. It’s very similar to a sirloin steak in texture and taste, except that it doesn’t have the fat on the side. It is tender and very flavorful. It’s great cooking in a cast iron skillet. We haven’t grilled it yet, but it would be great cooked very quickly on the grill. Plus, it's a little less per lb. than a sirloin steak.
So, the next time you are struggling with what to serve, why not try something new? It just might become a new favorite!
As for markets, Team Tink will be at the Evans Towne Market on Thursday, August 28 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. Then, on Saturday, August 30, just in time for Labor Day, we’ll be at the Decatur Farmers Market. The hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Also, just so you know and can plan accordingly, Team Tink will be closed for a week in September for a little R&R. We will close on Sunday, September 7 and re-open for business on Monday, September 15. We will not be attending markets or delivering to Athens or Augusta Locally Grown.
Well, that’s all for now. Have a great week! We'll see you at the market!