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Top Round Steak

Top round steak

Information for Top Round Steak

Cut Ratings

Flavor 2 star
Tenderness 2 star
Value 4 star
Leanness 4 star

Typical Cooking Methods

Broil, Grill, Pan Fry

Other Names for Top Round Steak

London broil, Butterball steak

Good Substitutes for Top Round Steak

Round Steak, Flank Steak, Rump roast

Traditional Dishes for Top Round Steak

London broil

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Description of Top Round Steak

The rear end of the cow is known as the round. The beef obtained from this area tends to be leaner because the muscles of this area are well exercised. Round cuts are especially famous for roasts and braises because they are affordable and when cooked slowly in moist heat, they turn out delicious.

Among all the cuts from round primal cuts, top round is one of the most tender ones. By broiling, braising or cooking the steak in liquid, the steak turns out flawless and mouth-watering. Do note that the steak is lean and can turn out chewy if overcooked. It is usually best to marinate the top round steak overnight in the refrigerator before cooking it.

The most common dish made from top round steak is London broil. Sometimes the top round steak's name is confused with London broil. You can also obtain the top round steak by slicing the steak from the top round roast.