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What is a good and less expensive cut of steak for steak sandwiches?

I would just be grilling the meat, and serving on rolls with horseradish and arugula...

asked by jbirch about 6 years ago
16 answers 36711 views
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added about 6 years ago

London Broil is great and CHEAP- avoid toughness by marinating in fresh herbs and olive oil for a few hours before hand. Throw it on the grill for about 5 min on each side- and you're golden!

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added about 6 years ago

I like hangar steak as well.

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added about 6 years ago

I like skirt steak for sandwiches - quick spice rub, a few minutes each side in a cast iron skillet. Make sure to cut on an angle against the grain for skirt steak to avoid chewiness!

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added about 6 years ago

For grilling, slicing, and putting on a roll, I think Flank Steak might be a good choice. For the "other" type of steak sandwich (i.e. Philly Cheese Steak), I'll slice just about any cut of steak really thin, throw it in a hot skillet with some thin-sliced onions, season w/ Lowery's and quickly cook until the onions are soft, melt a slice of provolone on top, then use to fill a nice roll.

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added about 6 years ago

I second the skirt steak.

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added about 6 years ago

Skirt, hangar, but most definitely flank! I bet a steak sandwich would be a nice entry to this week's contest. Ya know, just saying.

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Chops is a trusted home cook.

added about 6 years ago

Skirt Steak is wonderful, inexpensie, quick to make, and picks up any flaors you may add.

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added about 6 years ago

Flank, absolutely; but remember to slice it *against the grain,* *as thinly as possible*! This will keep it tender and easy to bite through.

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Pat is a trusted home cook.

added about 6 years ago

Flat iron is good too...don't over grill and slice thinly against the grain

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amysarah is a trusted home cook.

added about 6 years ago

My usual go-to for sandwiches or soft tacos and such is flank steak, but grilled flat iron is my favorite these days - usually a bit less expensive than flank, really rich, beefy flavor that stands up to horseradish sauce, salsa verde and other salsas...very satisfying.

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added about 6 years ago

I live in a small town, and the butcher doesn't do cuts like flat iron, skirt, or if he does he calls them something else. And for some reason he prices flank steak really high. But he sells a tri tip steak very reasonably, I grilled it first over high heat on both sides to sear and then moved it to a lower heat part of the grill for several more minutes per side. It was fantastic.

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added about 6 years ago

If you have a professional slicer, you can slice the steak so thin that you can actually use a "better" (i.e. more expensive) cut of meat. I often do this for parties and serve on the mini buns "sliders" with a horseradish cream or blue cheese fondue and people are so impressed...but a little of that goes a long way.

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added almost 6 years ago

Beef Roasts are always a good staple to have on hand for quick meals, leftovers and sandwiches. Cook it in a slow cooker or low at 325 in the oven with some cooking liquid, spices and onions if you like. Slice it thin when done, freeze slices for later, or use now to make roast beef sandwiches. Serve cold or hot.

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added almost 6 years ago

Cube steaks . . . these are cuts from rounds or chucks that are hand cut thin and run trough a macerator machine that takes a tougher cut into a more tender steak. This type of steak was very popular when I was a child, then died off. It is now making a come back in the US. I am seeing in many stores now. Prefect for steak sandwiches and very cheap, though beef in general is high at the moment.

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Sam is a trusted home cook.

added almost 6 years ago

One kitchen gadget I find myself using more and more for all cheaper cuts of meat is a needle (jaccard) tenderizer. A little spring loaded thingy with multiple very sharp blades. (something to consider if you have small kids in the house as it can bite). I find it does a great job on tougher cuts of meats..and to make 'cube steak/country fried steak' Or even use chuck and tenderize them for kabobs. Tri-Tips..etc.
I found mine at 'Academy Sports" in the grilling section...and have seen them in supermarkets.

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added almost 6 years ago

Buy the cheapest beef that is not labeled "for stew" or "for gravy". There's certainly a great recipe for it somewhere here. Flank is great if you have a good slicing blade.

Or make chili.

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