Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > Recipes
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-30-2018, 04:47 PM   #1
hot_rod_eddie
Ten Point
 
hot_rod_eddie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: North Carolina
Hunt In: NC, SC
Default Need help with Deer Meat

Okay guys I need some green screen help.

For years I have processed my deer myself. Although most of it ends up as hamburger. To tell you the truth, I have never really enjoyed it. Last year I moved to NC, and this year I hunted in SC where I grew up. I took the whole deer (2 bucks) to a local processor in SC and asked for different cuts per deer.

1 roast
Back straps medallions
Inner loins whole
Cube steak
Stew meat
Hamburger

So here is where things went sideways. I assumed the last three would be divided evenly. I also assumed they would be wrapped in 1lb packages. I had to go to NC to get back to work so my dad went and picked up the deer. My cousin's freezer quit and he lost tons of deer meat. My sister-in-law also wanted some meat. I told my dad to give 10 packages of hamburger to my cousin and 5 packages to my SIL. When he brings it up to me I notice that the cuts I have a closer to 2-3 pounds per package, and I have no hamburger left. I asked the SIL for a couple of packages back because I know she doesn't care but I am not going to ask the cousin.
So I have a ton of cube steak and stew meat. To make matters worse, I open the first package of stew meat today and find out it is all processed for hash i.e. not trimmed very well at all.
It is just my wife, myself and my 3 yr old boy. We mostly use the hamburger all year for everything, and don't buy beef.
Now I am trying to figure out how to get creative with cube steak and hash meat. I am sure I can grind it into hamburger, but my wife will kill me if I suggest she grind 2 pounds at time every week.
Recipes, thoughts, suggestions appreciated.

Sorry for the long write up.
hot_rod_eddie is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-01-2018, 01:07 PM   #2
Justinfitz1
Spike
 
Justinfitz1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Angleton
Hunt In: Angleton, Mexico
Default

Carne Guisada is awesome and very easy to cook with your stew/hash meat. stew meat and rice..... for the cube steak chicken fry or smother in onions and gravy.
Justinfitz1 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-01-2018, 01:10 PM   #3
Patton
Pope & Young
 
Patton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Austin
Hunt In: Edwards, Hays, Caldwell
Default

Find some good crock pot recipes.
Patton is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-02-2018, 08:24 AM   #4
Jason85
Ten Point
 
Jason85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Houston
Hunt In: Anywhere i can!
Default

I would recommend getting a grinder and grinding the cube steak with brisket to make your own burger.
Jason85 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-02-2018, 08:57 AM   #5
cva34
Eight Point
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: van vleck
Hunt In: LOOKING
Default

Flesta brand...CARNE GUISADA SEASINING.(HEB/WM).Is the easy way to make..just follow directions on back of container.(its ex).Then slap some on a Tortilla ar over rice/potatoes..

and all you need is meat/ water/ oil/and above seasoning...

Thx justin for reminder I will cook some today
cva34 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-02-2018, 09:01 AM   #6
BolilloLoco
Ten Point
 
BolilloLoco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Cypress
Hunt In: Old Mexico, Washington County & Harris County
Default

Never assume anything. It will get you in trouble.
Bite the bullet and grind it.
Lesson learned.
BolilloLoco is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-02-2018, 03:36 PM   #7
hot_rod_eddie
Ten Point
 
hot_rod_eddie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: North Carolina
Hunt In: NC, SC
Default

Thanks for the tips. The carne guisada sounds good. Probably end up grinding the cube steak since the only recipe that comes to mind is battered and fried or crock pot.
hot_rod_eddie is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-02-2018, 03:48 PM   #8
Carpe_diem
Eight Point
 
Carpe_diem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Abilene, TX
Hunt In: Taylor, Fisher, Jones Counties and TPW draw hunts
Default

Cube steak is fine on the grill and takes up a marinade very nicely. Just don't overcook it!

An even easier way is to heat up a Teflon skillet, sprinkle some seasonings on the cube steak and throw it in the pan for about a minute, flip it and give it a minute or two and it's ready to eat. Just don't overcook it!

Cube steak done either way is one of my wife's favorite ways to eat venison.
Carpe_diem is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-06-2018, 09:46 AM   #9
Dusty Britches
Pope & Young
 
Dusty Britches's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cameron & College Station
Default

This is why I do my own deer. Sorry you have to deal with their interpretation. But, it is all still good meat and I just use it like beef - well, those cuts that you asked about anyway. The larger cuts, I cook low and slow.
Dusty Britches is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-06-2018, 09:53 AM   #10
Rick
Eight Point
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: White Oak
Hunt In: Junction
Default

thaw it all, grind it to burger and refreeze in portions that you want
Rick is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-07-2018, 06:45 AM   #11
hot_rod_eddie
Ten Point
 
hot_rod_eddie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: North Carolina
Hunt In: NC, SC
Default

Thanks guys.
Made some stew the other day with the stew meat, potatoes, onions, carrots, gravy, spices etc. It was pretty darn good and you couldn't tell anything different with the texture or taste. Cube steak tonight, pan fried with my own batter recipe. Going to try the Carne Guisada next week.
hot_rod_eddie is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-07-2018, 06:56 AM   #12
dphillips62
Eight Point
 
dphillips62's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Victoria
Hunt In: Mission Valley, Victoria, and anywhere else I can sling an arrow
Default

Beat the cubed meat out flat chicken fry just like back strap. cut up onion and mushrooms fry until tender make a gravy enough to cover all the meat completely add everthing back in and simmer on very low temp for 1 hour.
dphillips62 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-07-2018, 07:15 AM   #13
Greenheadless
Ten Point
 
Greenheadless's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Houston, TX
Hunt In: Liberty County
Default

I tried the Bolner’s Fiesta brand carne guisada seasoning and it was not for me, didn’t like it. Just a personal opinion.
Greenheadless is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-07-2018, 08:47 AM   #14
Gummi Bear
Pope & Young
 
Gummi Bear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Arlington
Hunt In: Comanche & Eastland
Default

Cube steak is great if you just salt and pepper it, brown it in a skillet then add some brown gravy. Serve over rice or egg noodles.
Gummi Bear is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com