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Jan 11, 2014 07:09 AM

Advice for overcooked steaks, please

For a special dinner I bought the nicest steaks I had ever purchased.

Wouldn't you know that was the day our grill chose to go crazy and we ended up with "ruined" steaks. I threw one away, my husband choked down one somehow, and I put one ribeye and two T-bones in the freezer.

I need to use them in the near future and am stumped on what to do.

All ideas will be welcomed!

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  1. so you still have 3 steaks that are dust-dry and burned?

    your only option is to "cloak" the meat in moist ingredients, but you still have dry meat in there. yuk. personally, i am not a fan of throwing good money after bad. chalk it up to a day gone wrong and chuck them.

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    1. re: hotoynoodle

      I have tried to chuck them several times. Just can't bear to do it.
      Probably they are slightly better than "dust dry and burned." Perhaps more like very very very well done. :<)

      I think they may be salvageable

    2. Sliced thin with a sauce on top. Or in a salad.

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      1. re: sal_acid

        Chop them up in a food processor and pretend you're eating really expensive 'ground beef' in the Sloppy Joes.

      2. Cook them in a braising liquid for several hours, it will make a pretty good shreaded beef sandwich.

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        1. re: treb

          these are not braising cuts and the meat is already cooked.

          1. re: hotoynoodle

            These cooked dried out disasters can be braised and will fall apart for a good sandwich.

        2. I'm kinda like hotoy but, if you must and I did, why not hash? And chop/mince the hell out of the "meat." And overcompensate with onions and potatoes.

          1. Get some good rolls , thin slice the meat, and make Philli Cheesteak sandwiches.