Hi all! Here it is, no matter what I do with my steaks, they don't come out tender. I tried crock pot, with gravy, oven covered with foil, pan cook. Can someone give a tip on how to solve this problem? Thanks a bunch!
Well, to begin with, it all depends on the cut of steak you have to cook. We generally buy t-bone or another lean cut of steak. Then we always marinate the steaks for a few hours in a wine marinade before we grill them outside. If you don't have a grill, you could always pan-fry them. Cook them fast and they should stay tender and juicy. The longer you grill/fry steaks the tougher they become. The wine (or any other marinade) will help break down the fibers a touch to tenderize them. Check out the section in this forum for sauces, marinades, etc. for one that sounds good to you.
Italian salad dressing is a good marinade, also, because it has vinegar in it and that will also break down the fibers a bit.