Can the Worst Steak on the Cow Be Saved with a Tub of Beef Fat? — Prime Time

  • Published: 06 March 2019
  • On today's episode of Prime Time, Ben and Brent are at their butcher shop, The Meat Hook, tinkering around with their least favorite muscle, the eye of round. Can any of their beef fat experiments improve the flavor or texture of this tricky cut?

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  • Benjamin Turley
    Benjamin Turley  7 months back

    Helloooo, Beautiful & Kind People of the Internet! Hope you enjoy this new episode! Brent and I both agree that this cut just doesn't make a good steak...but we wanted to be double sure, ya know? Looking forward to chatting with everyone, so definitely leave comments below and we'll hopefully get back to ya!
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    • Nathan Leslie
      Nathan Leslie  4 weeks back

      Makes decent corned beef.... buuuuut thats about it. Cut thin and tenderize/marinade only way to salvage a steak out of it. Nz butcher

    • Dylan Forest
      Dylan Forest  1 months back

      You didn’t cut the “steaks” across the grain...
      But a whole eye of round, seared & cooked sous vide at 130°F for 24-30 hours with Dijon, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, & salt. The connective tissue breaks down and it actually becomes tender (especially when sliced against the grain). And you’ll have a nice jus if you want to make french dip sandwiches.

    • Keith Merchant
      Keith Merchant  2 months back

      I only use it for Jerky

    • PurpleFuzzyD
      PurpleFuzzyD  2 months back he made it good

    • Brian Gleason
      Brian Gleason  3 months back

      @Keith Newton , Thank You for these tips. God Bless you and yours.

  • Khairul Azlan
    Khairul Azlan  2 days back

    For tough meat, soak it in fresh blended pineapple juice for an hour. It will be tender af

    • Brandon Ang
      Brandon Ang  2 days back

      U shld use guga foods pineapple method it can honestly be a steak

      • Sandeep Joshua
        Sandeep Joshua  3 days back

        Any indians here 😂😂

        • Evan Hansen
          Evan Hansen  6 days back

          Is this Sous Vide Everything

          • snorre folke karlsen
            snorre folke karlsen  6 days back

            It's OK for jerky. Good actually.

            • Taylor Craig
              Taylor Craig  7 days back

              If you slice it thin and make steak sandwiches you'll be fine lol

              • Juan Pedro Mariano
                Juan Pedro Mariano  1 weeks back

                Preach the word of Jesus Christ and those pieces of Hindu beef will be saved.

                • Propagation Station
                  Propagation Station  1 weeks back

                  Should donate all eye of rounds from future butchering to the poor!

                  • Ryan Beckett
                    Ryan Beckett  1 weeks back

                    I've marinated eye of round steaks 90 minutes in pureed pineapple then sous vide cooked 18 hours at 130 then finished in cast iron and it turned out really good. I tenderized the hell out of it too.

                    • Peter Griffin
                      Peter Griffin  1 weeks back

                      Marinate in Raw papaya (paste or pieces or juice)
                      For good texture

                      • Silver_Hawkeye
                        Silver_Hawkeye  1 weeks back

                        Have you guys considered to inject a marinade or beef fat in to the meat?

                        • BotMe
                          BotMe  2 weeks back

                          It looks tough

                          • 85ddrummer
                            85ddrummer  2 weeks back

                            Make bresaola. That’s pretty much all it’s good for

                            • Jacob Toweson
                              Jacob Toweson  2 weeks back

                              Should have tried deep frying one of them in beef fat

                              • Pizza Pizza
                                Pizza Pizza  2 weeks back

                                My grandma and moms made good roasts with eye of the round... just make good gravy

                                • Thomas Huarte
                                  Thomas Huarte  2 weeks back

                                  You animals, make a bresaola out of it!

                                  • ray the person
                                    ray the person  2 weeks back

                                    You guys have a serious problem if you think that's a worst steak
                                    Go to the dollar store and get some steak uums or some ShopRite thin steak

                                    • random#342
                                      random#342  3 weeks back

                                      Pressure cooker roast style the eye of round is literally amazing. I'm not even kidding it's like kings food. If you roast it in a pressure cooker with the right spices I make it all the time and then the stuff that stays inside the pressure cooker I add flour too and make into gravy

                                      • Don King
                                        Don King  3 weeks back

                                        Dry age?

                                        • Patrick M
                                          Patrick M  2 weeks back

                                          Dry aging eye of round makes it worse. Guga did a 30 day and it came out extremely dry and extra tough

                                      • Teo aravena castro
                                        Teo aravena castro  3 weeks back

                                        Guga foods got the way to do it

                                        • Nedley Meyers
                                          Nedley Meyers  3 weeks back

                                          Braising, people! It's not great but makes it very edible. Fun Fact: The Eye Round was President Ford's favorite cut of meat!!!

                                          • Nick Cutler
                                            Nick Cutler  3 weeks back

                                            You could always do this this

                                            • Kevin Shue
                                              Kevin Shue  3 weeks back

                                              On a scale of 1-5: 0

                                              • pervecbs
                                                pervecbs  3 weeks back

                                                These dudes suck.. guga foods got the fire steaks..

                                                • Dr Popendorf
                                                  Dr Popendorf  3 weeks back

                                                  Calling the eye of the round the worst cut of beef on a cow is very misleading. Even at that the bottom round is worse. Eye round as a straight steak is not ideal, but it has so many more uses than that and can produce incredibly tasty results

                                                  • JcersHabs018
                                                    JcersHabs018  3 weeks back

                                                    Marinate in ground pineapple for 2 hours

                                                    • Matt of the peace
                                                      Matt of the peace  3 weeks back

                                                      You should have marinated it in pineapples

                                                      • hbrando81
                                                        hbrando81  3 weeks back

                                                        Guga foods did this, turns out letting it sit in ground up pineapple turns it into a quality steak.

                                                        • Tristan Smith
                                                          Tristan Smith  3 weeks back

                                                          My mom makes really good round steak. She cooks it in the oven with gravy. Super good and always comes out tender.

                                                          • Rick Peterson
                                                            Rick Peterson  4 weeks back

                                                            So, follow up video on what exactly to do with an eye of round to make the most out of a sub par cut???

                                                            • Ms. Tia Daniel
                                                              Ms. Tia Daniel  4 weeks back

                                                              Is it recommended to use eye of round for tartare?

                                                              • Travis Hoskins
                                                                Travis Hoskins  4 weeks back

                                                                If you want to be just a filthy kinky human being you can cut these bad boys between 1/2 inch and 3/4 of an inch and roll them in a Montreal black pepper blend and have yourself a spicy ball gag. Oh god It Hurts So Good

                                                                • Travis Hoskins
                                                                  Travis Hoskins  4 weeks back

                                                                  This steak is actually meant for using as a ball gag for BDSM it's literally its only purpose

                                                                  • Safa Bishara
                                                                    Safa Bishara  4 weeks back

                                                                    Well, I make from it a very nice carpaccio 🤷‍♂️

                                                                    • Raven Daft
                                                                      Raven Daft  1 months back

                                                                      So I bought a five pack of thin sliced eye of round today and it was one of my favorites.

                                                                      I've always been in the minority for liking tough meat with a chew. Usually we hear terms like, "falls off the bone" "melts in your mouth" and I never really enjoyed it.

                                                                      As a child at ages 8-10 my dad would seldom bring home steaks and the very second thing I'd say was, "I can't wait to bite into it and tear it apart with my teeth like a wolf!" Looking back on it now, that must've been pretty adorable.

                                                                      I've always been a fan of jerky, can you guess why? Yes. The chew, the texture, the flavor; what better than to have a juicy steak, tough for a jerky lover like me?

                                                                      Ahh Good times. Thanks for reading.

                                                                      Edit: Wait, no wonder it had no flavor! Where's the salt, pepper, and herb my guy?

                                                                      • Rafael Reyes
                                                                        Rafael Reyes  1 months back

                                                                        Guga used Pineapple

                                                                        • siv108
                                                                          siv108  1 months back

                                                                          "hey guys! both of us hate this cut of meat, I mean its just tough and bad; I wonder if using a bunch of non-tenderizing methods might make us ignorant idiots magically like it?" major big brain hour

                                                                          • Chadd Fry
                                                                            Chadd Fry  1 months back

                                                                            That's why the gods invented chicken fried steak...

                                                                            • Rusty Rebar
                                                                              Rusty Rebar  1 months back

                                                                              But it's great when roasted !!!

                                                                              • Corn Husk
                                                                                Corn Husk  1 months back

                                                                                Is it just me or does the guy with the mustache sound like Andrew from buzz feed

                                                                                • highball326
                                                                                  highball326  1 months back

                                                                                  try the sous vide again - what was the internal temp? (i think you prolly undercooked it) - i go four hours at least with that thick of a cut - the longer it goes the better the texture gets - but you can go too far with it - 12 hours and it starts to break down too much

                                                                                  • Witchcatgaming
                                                                                    Witchcatgaming  1 months back

                                                                                    So Lets do ehh

                                                                                    • rain de la Gon's
                                                                                      rain de la Gon's  2 months back

                                                                                      Stew type of meat that I like

                                                                                      • Crunchy Cereal
                                                                                        Crunchy Cereal  2 months back

                                                                                        *Cholesterol has entered chat *
                                                                                        Heart: *chuckles * I’m in danger
                                                                                        *heart has left chat*

                                                                                        • TheLastCommenter
                                                                                          TheLastCommenter  2 months back

                                                                                          Slice it paper thin longways and it's great for beef jerkey

                                                                                          • Ulfgarius
                                                                                            Ulfgarius  2 months back

                                                                                            "Eye of round" also known as silverside in many countries.

                                                                                            • FN 2187
                                                                                              FN 2187  2 months back

                                                                                              Could you grind it for burgers?