Tender is the steak
Meat lovers rejoice! Cooking an amazing steak dinner on a budget has never been easier thanks to these tips from pro chefs and food bloggers.
Cut against the grain
For cheaper cuts of steak, like bottom sirloin, short rib, or flank steak, Heidi Larsen of Foodie Crush recommends grilling the meat until medium rare and then cutting it into thin slices rather than serving the whole slab of steak. “It makes each bite a bit smaller and more succulent,” she explains. Just be sure to cut against the grain – otherwise, you’ll be left with chewy beef. Check out these 6 money hacks that will save you a fortune on your next grocery bill.
Soak it in salt
“Brining makes everything taste better!” says Cody Hopkins, CEO and founding farmer of Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative, a cooperative of farmers who raise and sell organic, pasture-fed meat. Because when you soak meat in a salty solution, the salt begins to break down some of the proteins, making it easier to chew. Two rules of thumb to remember: Use one cup of salt per four litres of water and let meat brine for about one hour per 500 grams. Steak makes for a perfect high-protein, low-carbohydrate meal. Can you tell your keto from your paleo? Find out the difference here.