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Gutted! awful steak

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fizzers Sun 01-Sep-19 15:54:25

thought I would have something differentf this lunchtime , had grilled steak, new potatoes, peas , carrots and a mushroom sauce.

The bloody steak was awful, like chewing rubber, wouldn't mind I was really looking forward to it.

Still, the cats enjoyed it.....

EllanVannin Sun 01-Sep-19 16:09:24

Yes,I've had some you could sole your shoes with but admit the sirloin that I had last Sunday was delicious. Angus beef and it was Asda's.
Some, I've given to the cats in the past but I've also used on Mondays in a stew rather than dump it.

Liz46 Sun 01-Sep-19 16:13:06

We buy Asda's sirloin steak about once a week. It is lovely although we do take a bit of care choosing a couple, fairly lean but with a marbling of fat.

We have found their topside to be very tough though.

TwiceAsNice Sun 01-Sep-19 16:16:02

Steak is a treat so if I do buy it I get it at our local farm shop. Their butcher is amazing .
Did share some bits of lamb off my chop the other night with my cat, she thought that was pretty amazing!

kittylester Sun 01-Sep-19 16:20:23

I buy rib eye from our butchers most Fridays - it is always delicious.

fizzers Sun 01-Sep-19 16:42:41

This was sirloin from Sainsburys

the cats bloody love me now

KatyK Sun 01-Sep-19 17:24:38

What a shame. Aldi's steak is lovely.

BlueBelle Sun 01-Sep-19 17:27:49

Never eaten steak don’t like it I m cheap to feed

Nortsat46 Sun 01-Sep-19 17:31:12

fizzers we had a couple of awful steaks from Sainsbury's 'best' range on one occasion. I wrote to customer service protesting the quality and they refunded my money and gave us a £10 voucher as a goodwill gesture.

I would share your outrage with Sainburys ...

Barmeyoldbat Sun 01-Sep-19 17:32:22

Tried most places for teak, including local butchers, but have always gone back to Waitrose. I only buy it now and again and when on offer.

DanniRae Sun 01-Sep-19 17:41:49

I get mine from M&S - now I fancy a steak for dinner. I'll have to go and get some.

SueDonim Sun 01-Sep-19 17:52:02

How do you know you don't like steak, BlueBelle, if you've never eaten it?

I think an awful steak is so disappointing, more so than other meals. I guess it's relatively expensive and used to be totally out of reach for most people's budgets so it feels such a waste. Lucky cats, though!

Whitewavemark2 Sun 01-Sep-19 18:15:30

I buy mine from a farmer - free range, grass fed and organic. I can so recommend meat from a similar source it is delicious. In fact tonight we had beef stroganoff made with beef fillet tail end. It was so tasty and tender.

I know it is expensive, but you are putting something into your body that is as good as possible and the animal has had a good a life as is possible. I cut down on the amount of meat we eat by alternating it with fish and vegetarian.

rosecarmel Sun 01-Sep-19 18:28:30

I've purchased locally sourced grass fed that was nothing to brag about, but as a rule is good-

Have you seen the stem cell meat being grown in labs?

Whitewavemark2 Sun 01-Sep-19 18:35:30

rose. I feel a bit squeamish about it tbh, but I know that isn’t rational.

fizzers Sun 01-Sep-19 19:27:35

Nortsat45 have had to complain to Sainsburys before about their food, I think their quality is going downhill

annsixty Sun 01-Sep-19 19:39:44

I have also complained to Sainsbury’s about steak, nothing else incidentally, I got my money back but a meal is ruined.
Also had disappointing steak from both Aldi and M&S but mostly ok.

phoenix Sun 01-Sep-19 20:23:48

Most Saturdays we have steak, salad and either new potatoes or jackets ( yes, I know boring, but Saturday supper must be reasonably healthy, quick to prepare and minimal washing up!)

The steak always comes from Lidl, usually ribeye, always absolutely yum!

ginny Sun 01-Sep-19 20:25:20

We love rump steak wit roasted vegetables. The steak comes from our local co-op and we have never had a bad one.

phoenix Sun 01-Sep-19 20:27:14

BlueBelle confused by your comment "never eaten steak, don't like it" how do you know you don't like something if you've never eaten it? confused

Gonegirl Sun 01-Sep-19 20:27:29

Piece of lamb I cooked at lunchtime wasn't great. Was from Waitrose. Had it before and it's been lovely. You can never tell with a piece of meat.

Gonegirl Sun 01-Sep-19 20:28:02

Depends on the cow I suppose.

Gonegirl Sun 01-Sep-19 20:28:19

Lamb in my case!

Gonegirl Sun 01-Sep-19 20:28:37

Poor lamb. sad

phoenix Sun 01-Sep-19 20:30:53

SueDonim sort of same post, sorry!