***CHEAP SIRLOIN STEAK ALERT***  - Was £15.47 p/kg, now ONLY £7.72 p/kg at ASDA
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***CHEAP SIRLOIN STEAK ALERT*** - Was £15.47 p/kg, now ONLY £7.72 p/kg at ASDA

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Found 17th Jul 2010Made hot 17th Jul 2010
Cheap steak at ASDA. I got 6 lovely looking slices this morning.

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i find asda steak allways chewy..

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mysmith

i find asda steak allways chewy..



I must admit I have often had to chew it as well.;)

Thank god I am not the only one, asda steak is turrible, tesco steak is the best I find and I love my steak I DO

But I do tend to wait for the finest stuff to go on offer, but I never buy asda steak anymore.
Bought a silverside once and it was so bad I was going to go back and thow it at them,, lol, no serious it was so tough we had to throw it away, and I used to be a chef so I know how to cook it.

I'm actually a fan of the steaks at ASDA, but usually do spend 5min looking at ALL of packets to get the leanest one with least fat on it - usually there are some horrific cuts that have more fat than meat though. And lately the cost of steak has been quite high.

I remember last year how easy it was to go to ASDA and get a huge popseye cut of steak for £3. Same steak today would be about £6-7 :-(

Going tonight so will try and pick up some cuts. I make a nice rub/marinate I like to use on them... Cajun spice + breadcrumbs + bit of BBQ rib marinade to hold it all together. Cook in a pan - outside has a tangy and slight crispness to it with the inside being soft, juicy and pink, verging on red. I swear I am not Hannibal Lecter!

Beware.When I have been silly enough to buy ASDA Sirloin or Rump, its been tough as old boots. Voted cold.

like eating boot leather, when will everyone realise the meat u get from supermarkets is filled with additives and water buy from your local butcher!


wewontgetfooleda

like eating boot leather, when will everyone realise the meat u get from … like eating boot leather, when will everyone realise the meat u get from supermarkets is filled with additives and water buy from your local butcher!


Agreed, you may pay more at your butchers, but at least you enjoy eating it!!

asda meat is all terrible imo!

i get mine delivered from farmers choice, all free range and their steaks are very good

Most supermarket steak is very poor quality. Even Tesco's finest doesn't match up to what you get from a good butchers. I love steak but stay away from cooking it at home because to get a steak worth having is very expensive.

Actually, my 'local' butchers is as bad as the supermarkets! I have to go a bit further to a butchers that is attached to a farm to get a decent cut.

And I have to agree with the other comments, 7.72 a kilo is still poor value for Asda meat.

agree with the comments - Asda and Tesco are awful. Morrisons and Waitrose have always been very good.

Why don't we import steak from Australia? I know it would be a tad more expensive to import it, but when I was out there 6 years ago we went to a supermarket and bought about 10KG of steaks in a pack for approx $30... OK it wasn't brilliant steak but it was better than you'd buy over here from a supermarket and about a 10th of the price per weight.

Just go to your local butcher. Way better quality. (If they are respectable anyway)

Agreed.... Their steak is very poor quality..........

canada16

Thank god I am not the only one, asda steak is turrible, tesco steak is … Thank god I am not the only one, asda steak is turrible, tesco steak is the best I find and I love my steak I DO :)But I do tend to wait for the finest stuff to go on offer, but I never buy asda steak anymore. Bought a silverside once and it was so bad I was going to go back and thow it at them,, lol, no serious it was so tough we had to throw it away, and I used to be a chef so I know how to cook it.



Have you tried ASDA's 28 Day Matured Steaks? I'm no chef but they seem ok to me

On the topic of meat quality, can anyone tell me what exactly is it that makes some steak succulent and some tough? Is it the age / quality of the animal? the way the carcass is hung? or what?

wewontgetfooleda

like eating boot leather, when will everyone realise the meat u get from … like eating boot leather, when will everyone realise the meat u get from supermarkets is filled with additives and water buy from your local butcher!



What local butcher? They seem to be virtually extinct.

Jupiter Obscure

On the topic of meat quality, can anyone tell me what exactly is it that … On the topic of meat quality, can anyone tell me what exactly is it that makes some steak succulent and some tough? Is it the age / quality of the animal? the way the carcass is hung? or what?



It's all of those, plus the way it's slaughtered, when it's butchered, the way it's handled, the breed & lifestyle (although they may come under quality of animal). That's why you need to find a good supplier, one that you can trust; ideally a good local butcher if there are any left in your area. Someone you can talk to about what you like. It's very difficult to tell the quality (unless it's really bad) just by looking.

Original Poster

Think I must of either been very lucky or cooked my ones correctly. I don't think i've had a bad one yet from Asda.

Foxy102

Think I must of either been very lucky or cooked my ones correctly. I … Think I must of either been very lucky or cooked my ones correctly. I don't think i've had a bad one yet from Asda.


It may depend on how people have their steak. What do you use to cook yours and how do you have it?

I think Morrisons meat is the best

Find a farm shop, you will not look back. Supermarket = poor meat

With so many mention how bad supermarket steak is, i'm surprised this has been made hot.

There's a 'snooks' steakhouse 15-20mile up the road from me. I've been about 4 times over the last 4 years and while the steak is nice, I really wouldn't say the extra money is worth it. I last went in January for a birthday. Cheapest steak dish was about £15 so wen't the country mile and ordered a £30 'Large' T-Bone. It was cooked the way I like it, but I would call it a small steak (think there was more bone than steak) and really, I wasn't impressed. These guys apparently buy the meat direct from a local farmer.

A week later I bought a T-Bone from ASDA (not seen them back since). £16 - larger portion, a bit less fat, and IMO more succulent too. Like foxy I guess I've just been lucky... Or my palette and teeth don't know the difference. Either way, £7.72/kg seems like a decent offer to me. Plus due to me using my own rub I think a more expensive steak would be wasted by it.

PS. Considering how many 'middle men' are cut out, why are real butchers so expensive? I got a chinese style coated steak last week. Small fillet the size of my palm - £5! I guess I am a true carnivore - quantity over quality!

woohoomoo

I'm actually a fan of the steaks at ASDA, but usually do spend 5min … I'm actually a fan of the steaks at ASDA, but usually do spend 5min looking at ALL of packets to get the leanest one with least fat on it - usually there are some horrific cuts that have more fat than meat though. And lately the cost of steak has been quite high.



Fat = flavour(ask any chef).The fat gives the meat flavour when cooking and keeps it moist....You don't have to eat the fat when its cooked.

Original Poster

I rub the steak with olive oil and put it on a hot griddle. Cook each side for 1 1/2 mins and the turn it and cook it on the other side for 1 1/2 mins. Job done!

As woohoomoo says, why are local butchers/farm shops more expensive when they should be saving money?

Ive never had a problem with asdas sirloin steaks. I use a red hot pan with a tiny bit of oil 4 mins on each side cooks them medium to well. Taste delicious and perfect every time. Dont be putting salt or seasoning onto the steak before you cook it as it drys out the meat, you want to let the meat seal against the hot surface to lock in the moisture.

I have no idea what other people are doing with steaks to make them tough as boots but everyone has their own method. ill stick with mine as its perfect every time.

I've never had a problem with Asda meat, but it is what it is, cheap supermarket meat.

Can't beat a steak from a butchers. The meat needs to be hung, which the supermarkets wont do as time = money.

Nice voting HUKD'ers. 3 or 4 positive comments out of 27 comments = 227 degrees.

Great.

if you're one of the BTF brigade this'll be fine, but since I wouldn't go above medium-rare I'll pass. obviously a decent price though.

I got some great steak from my local butchers on Friday afternoon, local beef. Cooked it the same evening on a griddle pan and was delicious, I cant comment on Asda steak as we dont have one here, but as far as supermarkets go Morrisons seems to be the best.

i also would agree morrisons is far better than asda (about 80% of the steak i've had from there has been decent)

asda steak has been a little tough, though sometimes is okay

we have a local butcher who raises and slaughters his own animals, this is of course far better but you pay a large premium for it (he's also better than the other two butchers)
(we also seem to have like, 3 butchers in our town? i can't believe some of you don't have any??)

PS i eat my steak rare, tenderise it, then marinade it overnight (i think this also softens the meat?) and cook it for about 1-1 1/2 mins on each side in a hot pan with a little olive oil

woohoomoo

With so many mention how bad supermarket steak is, i'm surprised this has … With so many mention how bad supermarket steak is, i'm surprised this has been made hot.There's a 'snooks' steakhouse 15-20mile up the road from me. I've been about 4 times over the last 4 years and while the steak is nice, I really wouldn't say the extra money is worth it. I last went in January for a birthday. Cheapest steak dish was about £15 so wen't the country mile and ordered a £30 'Large' T-Bone. It was cooked the way I like it, but I would call it a small steak (think there was more bone than steak) and really, I wasn't impressed. These guys apparently buy the meat direct from a local farmer.A week later I bought a T-Bone from ASDA (not seen them back since). £16 - larger portion, a bit less fat, and IMO more succulent too. Like foxy I guess I've just been lucky... Or my palette and teeth don't know the difference. Either way, £7.72/kg seems like a decent offer to me. Plus due to me using my own rub I think a more expensive steak would be wasted by it.PS. Considering how many 'middle men' are cut out, why are real butchers so expensive? I got a chinese style coated steak last week. Small fillet the size of my palm - £5! I guess I am a true carnivore - quantity over quality!



The guy from Snooks is being economical with the truth. he buys in his meat from Makro and cuts it down, although the T-bone is bought in pre-cut and frozen.

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