Eye of Round Steak (What it is + 4 Ways to Cook it)

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In the world of steaks, not all steak cuts are created equal. Some can be tough and chewy, fatty or lean, and low-priced, while others can break the bank. This is where the eye of round steak comes in. Called the “inexpensive cuts” of meat that are packed with juice and flavor, but only if cooked properly.

What is Eye of Round Steak?

The eye of round steak is a lean cut of beef that comes from the rump and hind legs of a cow. Since both the rump and hips are muscles that are worked hard by the cow, the eye of round is a lean piece of steak that’s tougher than the cuts you’re probably used to. You will typically see each cut around 1 inch thick and an average of 8 ounces.

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