Friday, November 25, 2011

BBQ Round Steak

My photo skills were a little lacking when this picture was taken...

I buy round steak quite often because it's usually a pretty inexpensive meat. I took one out of the freezer one day and made this BBQ round steak recipe on a whim. Because I almost always have round steak in the house, I'm always looking for new ways to prepare it. I've grilled it, sauteed it, braised it, made stew out of it (posting to come soon) and lastly, barbequed it. Well, sort of...

This BBQ round steak is a little different than what you might be thinking. This version has the meat smothered in a sweet sauce in a pan on the stove for a couple hours until it's super tender. The sauce isn't a thick BBQ like you're used to because it has to break down the meat and allow it to cook for awhile; it's a thinner, sweet sauce with some tang. It's a good sauce though, with a good 'stick-to-the-meat' quality so give it a try if you're looking for some meat with a tasty BBQ flavor that isn't too heavy.

BBQ Round Steak

1/2 c ketchup
1/2 c tomato sauce
2 TB cider vinegar
4 TB brown sugar
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp onion powder
1 TB water
1 TB Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 tsp liquid smoke
Kosher salt to taste
pepper to taste

1.5 lbs Round Steak
1 TB oil

1. Mix all sauce ingredients together and set aside.
2. Slice steak into strips that are about 1" wide and 3" long.
3. Brown steak over high heat in oil.
4. Add sauce directly to pan and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
5. Reduce heat to low, cover pan, and cook for about 1.5 to 2 hours or until meat is tender.

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