Tough and tasteless
Cooked precisely according to the instructions for rare to medium - this was tough, gristly and had no flavour at all. I cut it up and gave it to my dog (who was over the moon!) I won’t buy this rubbish again.
Too thick to cook - so had to try to cut it in hal
Too thick to cook - so had to try to cut it in half and wasn’t tender at all .I won’t be buying this cut of steak again. Back to usual sirloin which is always good .
Calling these awful would be a status elevation
If Tesco has a Quality Control Dept they're clearly getting a wage for doing nothing .This is/was the worst piece of gristle I have ever bought anywhere ,time someone had a word .
I always give Tesco the benefit of the doubt when
I always give Tesco the benefit of the doubt when I’m buying steak as it looks nice and I do love Tesco products, yet after carefully cooking a majority of the time is always tough. No more chances Tesco just had a rump steak tonight and my dog ate more than I did due to about 70% of it being grissel. Extremely disappointed !
who are these people who complain that the beef is
who are these people who complain that the beef is Irish? It comes from Northern Ireland (Britain does not buy meat from the Republic) and, guess what? Northern Ireland is a province of Britain and its beef is therefore British. The quality of the beef itself is, like any other meat, variable. It depends on the animal it comes from and the way it is butchered (literally in some cases!). If in doubt, give it a bash with a meat tenderiser.
The dog ended up with more than I did, had vowed before not to buy any more of this but I did, 3/4s of mine was gristle. My wife's had some enough to be sent back if we were in a restaurant
I took great care with cooking this steak, it was as tough as shoe leather! Will not be buying again!
Although beef looked really lean, it was extremely tough and spoiled what should have been, an enjoyable meal, for my husband and i
Very bad quality
Dreadful. I bought two as I usually do. One was brown slimy and oxidised, the second looked great but was tough as rubber. I have always persevered with Tesco and the steaks but now I just can't trust the quality, sadly as is fast becoming the norm for most fresh fish, meat and vegetables.
A Steak of Two Halves
Tried this as an alternative to the RibEye. The quarter pounder from the thick end was delicious - cooked very rare. The quarter pounder from the thin(ner) end was equally flavoursome but really tough and chewy even cooked medium rare. Hard to believe from the same beast. Back to the RibEye for next order.