What is minute steak?
Minute steak is a weeknight chef's solution to serving a delicious and nutritious meal that requires minimal prep and cleanup.
A great choice for the health-conscious, minute steak is a leaner cut that has less fat and cholesterol than other steaks.
Often mistaken for cube steak, minute steak is actually tenderized round steak that’s quite tender and therefore cooks quickly. This very lean cut can become leathery if cooked for too long, so stay close and attentive throughout the cooking process.
Our Grass Roots minute steak is hand-carved and tenderized to ensure an even thickness, making minute steak a quick-cooking cut that’s perfect for grilling, frying, braising, and more.
Let’s explore the easiest minute steak recipes for last-minute dinner deliciousness.
The Grass Roots Way
The quality of the minute steak on your plate starts long before the cooking process begins.
Here at Grass Roots, we’re a collective of farmers who raise animals with the absolute highest standards. Our cattle live outdoors in the sunlight and fresh air, as nature intended.
- 100% grass fed and grass finished
- Daily access to fresh, non-GMO pasture
- No synthetic hormones or antibiotics
- Never fed grain or grain by-products.
We raise animals in small batches and practice regenerative farming methods, which provides the healthiest and most humane conditions for the animals while restoring soil quality for generations to come. The result is nutrient-dense meat that’s good for the environment and proven to be more flavorful than conventionally-raised meat.
How to cook minute steak
Minute steak cooks rapidly so it’s important to work quickly to avoid burning. We suggest preparing your cooking space and utensils in advance so that you have everything within reach once the cooking process begins.
If you’re partial to extra tender steaks, you can also additionally tenderize any of the minute steak recipes below by using a meat mallet to tenderize the meat before cooking.
Here are four easy recipes for minute steak:
- Frying pan or cast-iron skillet
- Baking sheet
- Start by heating up your grill, place the minute steak on, leaving enough space between each steak for slipping room.
- Cook until the meat starts to brown, around 2 to 3 minutes, and flip.
- Repeat until your steak reaches an internal temperature of 145°F and serve.
- Warm up a skillet on medium to low heat.
- Add ½ cup of beef stock or water to prevent the steaks from drying. You can add diced peppers, onions, or other vegetables once the meat starts to brown.
- Add your favorite sauce once the meat has reached an internal temperature of 145°F.
- Start by liberally seasoning your steaks with salt and pepper.
- Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a frying pan on high heat.
- Add the steaks and sear for 30 seconds on each side, then immediately remove them from pan
- Remember, minute steak cooks rapidly so work quickly to avoid burning.
- To create the perfect gravy, add ½ stick of butter, 1 cup of beef broth, and 3 tablespoons of your favorite barbecue or hoisin sauce for flavor.
- Start by preheating your oven to 350°F.
- In a large skillet, briefly sear the minute steak over medium heat.
- On a large lined baking sheet, arrange steaks in a single layer.
- Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour total.
- To spice things up, add in 1 can of condensed French onion soup for extra flavor and juice.
How to serve your grass-fed minute steak
- Serving your grass-fed minute steak with roasted vegetables such as asparagus, Brussels sprouts, or sweet potatoes can add texture and balance to the meal.
- When we don’t want to wait for the roasting time, we also love pairing the steak with a fresh salad with seasonal vegetables and a tangy vinaigrette that complements the rich flavors.
- If you enjoy a glass of wine with your steak, a bold and fruity Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir or Syrah can pair well, while a light-bodied white wine like Chardonnay, Beaujolais or Pinot Grigio can provide a refreshing contrast.
- Enjoy your minute steak