Kim uses three cuts to make beef jerky: eye of round
, top blade and chuck tender.
Typically, biltong starts as thicker strips of meat taken from prime cuts; the bottom round, known as "silverside" in South Africa, is a popular choice, as is the eye of round
. These are soaked in a vinegar brine, spiced, and hung in the open air to dry.
"Eye of round
, sirloin tip, top round, and top sirloin are all lean options," Kirkpatrick advises.
Another "eye" that can be found in the kitchen is an "eye of beef" or an "eye of round
." Ask one of your parents to show you these long pieces of beef the next time you go to the supermarket.
It's got everything: eye of round
and tripe and tendon.
More recent menu favorites have included Dewitt's grilled steaks and pork loins, Tex's grilled steaks and eye of round
, Mary Frances' boiled shrimp, Rebecca's roasts and fish, and Jane's chicken and brisket dishes.
3 ounces roasted beef eye of round
lean, trimmed to 1/8" fat
Go for "choice" or "select" cuts, which are lower in fat than "prime." Among the leanest cuts of beef are filet mignon, top sirloin, top round, eye of round
, T-bone and flank steaks.
These are further broken into primal cuts (top butt, bone-in strip, tenderloin, butterflied flank, "flap," knuckle, top round, eye of round
, bottom round).
Ditto for a serving of beef eye of round
roast, which Dopp says has 166 calories and 4.87 grams of total fat, while a serving of pork tenderloin has 143 calories and 3.51 grams of fat.
For the dumplings: Season eye of round
with salt and pepper.
Lean meats: round tip, top loin, top and eye of round
, tenderloin, top sirloin, ground meat with less than 10% fat, and skinless poultry.