If you decided to invite your friends for a meet up at your place, surely you might be thinking of impressing them with food. Now, we all know that steaks are delicious, but have you ever prepared the eye of round steak?
Don’t worry, it’s not that difficult to prepare. However, I must add that there are several ways you can go about grilling the eye of round steak.
We have you covered since this article represents the best methods and tips on how to grill the eye of round steak.
What is Necessary for You to Start Cooking?
- 5 pounds of eye of round steak
- Bag that’s vacuum-sealed
- Pepper, salt, oregano, and onion powder
- Knife that cuts well
- Board for your cutting business
How to Grill the Eye of Round Steak
It’s always necessary to prepare your meat before you get to cooking. The first step would be finding and removing any excess fat on the sides of your steak. Fat has a way of bristling up and ruining the whole product (if not removed beforehand).
Now that we’ve removed extra fat, pour some pepper and salt on top of the steak. Keep in mind that pepper and salt amounts must be the same. If you don’t do this correctly, you might not get the taste you’re looking for.
Now we have to add oregano and onion powder. Personally, I love to sprinkle lots of onion powder and salt on my piece of the stake. I think onion makes it softer and much more delicious. Another tip would be “add garlic”, but make sure that it’s sliced very thin.
Let’s move onto the next step, which is sealing your meat into a vacuum bag. As you do it, try to remove as much air as possible and put it into the refrigerator. You need to keep it in the refrigerator for at least two to three hours. This will ensure the proper ingredient absorption.
Next, we must heat up your affordable gas grill. Your steak must be dripping with juices. We have another nice tip for you: Keep the steak in the freezer for one hour. This is done so the meat doesn’t stick to the grill while you turn it over. The meat won’t be frozen solid, but it’s nothing to worry about.
Getting Meat Into the Grill
Take the steak/meat out of the freezer and open the vacuum bag slowly, be careful not to damage the fluffy sides of your steak. Get a fire going and make sure that flames are not directly under your piece of meat. If you don’t do this, the garlic will lose all of its taste, leaving you with a mediocre meal.
Go ahead and leave your meat on the grill for about 8-9 minutes. After this, the steak will need an air supply. Remove the top of the grill and leave it like this. After that flip your meat and leave it cooking for 4-5 minutes. Now comes the hard part: determining if your steak is ready or half-cooked. If you’re a chef, just touching it with a finger will be enough. But, let’s face it, most of us aren’t that professional.
If you have a meat thermometer, it’s the best and easiest way to check whether or not the steak is ready. However, if you don’t have a thermometer in your possession, go ahead and cut the steak slightly. If you like it well-cooked, there shouldn’t be any signs of red, bloody meat on the inside of your steak.
When you’re done cooking it, take the meat and place it on the cutting board. Leave it like this for 15 minutes. It’s enough time for the meat to absorb and settle all the delicious juices.
How to Season Eye of Round Steak
I won’t spend much time telling you how to season your meat after you grill the eye of round steak.
However, if you have no idea how to do this properly, you’re at the right place. I, myself, love to pour some more pepper and garlic after the steak is done cooking.
Onion powder is a delicious one as well, but don’t pour too much, or it’s bound to get a very strong taste that’s not satisfying to your senses.
How to Serve the Eye of Round Steak
Now that you’ve perfectly cooked and seasoned eye of round steak, it’s time to serve it to yourself or your loved ones.
Serving your steak is something that’s totally up to you, but we would like to give you a few tips.
Brings a nice, fresh taste to the table. Slice a few tomatoes (or get small ones called cherries), and put them on the plate along with some olive oil.
Do you like extra spicy food? If you do, minced, red peppers are your best bet. However, don’t add too much, remember that you have already used peppers before cooking.
I don’t really like BBQ sauce myself, but I’ve seen a lot of people (even chefs) do this. If you too are a fan of BBQ sauce, go ahead and pour as much as you like.
That’s it for preparing, cooking, seasoning, and serving the eye of round steak.
Frequently Asked Questions
Sure, why not. But be prepared for some taste loss as frying it in lots of oil will pull most of the juices out.
Well, not necessarily, but keeping it in the freezer for about an hour will make sure that it’s tender and nice after the cooking procedure.
Not really, you can keep this piece of meat for more than a week.