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BBQ - using topside of beef instead of sirloin steaks
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Old 25-07-2010, 6:29 PM
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Default BBQ - using topside of beef instead of sirloin steaks

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Being in the thrifty mood, Instead of buying sirloin steaks for a family of 4, I got a joint of topside (6.48), cut into 10mm thick cuts......and used that instead

Mmmmm.....they went down a treat

Although the money that I saved went to buy an extra bottle of wine and a few more bottles of beer
The money saving idea went a stray here a little, but I am working on it ....hehehe
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Old 25-07-2010, 6:36 PM
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sounds lovely...can't beat a nice bit of steak!!


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Old 25-07-2010, 6:38 PM
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fab idea, might try that next time the bbq is out (if we get some decent weather this summer that is!!!)
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Old 25-07-2010, 6:44 PM
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Were they tender? I thought topside was a slow cook piece of beef.
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Old 25-07-2010, 6:57 PM
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Not unusual for me to take a nice slice off the Sunday beef joint as a steak the night before - results vary
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Old 25-07-2010, 7:03 PM
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Sounds good.....especially the extra alcohol.
I would slow cook them in the oven first and finish them on the barbie for flavour.
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Old 25-07-2010, 7:54 PM
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Topside is indeed normally roasted, but when cut into steaks (not too thick) it is ideal to fry or barbecue. It is a cut with little natural fat so is ideal. Too much fat dripping on the coals is a nuisance.

Thick flank, an adjacent cut with lots of regional names, is also fine to barbecue. Just make sure you don't use silverside, another adjacent cut, unless you want to sole your boots with it!
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Old 25-07-2010, 7:56 PM
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Yes, the topside steaks were very tender.

I've tried silverside too, but topside comes out better - he silverside was a bit tough
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Old 25-07-2010, 8:01 PM
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You can buy topside steaks in Morrisons much cheaper than rump, but never tried them.
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Old 25-07-2010, 9:02 PM
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What cheap, easy to make, homemade sauce would you use with your BBQ steaks?

Are there any that could be made for less than a 1
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