Rare Steak, it ain't done

By BreC Latest Reply 2014-12-02 14:50:40 -0600
Started 2014-11-30 20:28:11 -0600

My husband and I are watching a cooking show and the guy shows 3 cuts of steak that he said was "perfectly done". It was still bleeding. How can that be healthy eating for those who have to watch what they eat… If there is any pink at all, I won't be eating it. I don't want my food winking back at me when I cut into it.

Tags: off topic

16 replies

RebDee 2014-12-02 14:50:40 -0600 Report

I like my steak and hamburger medium rare - not bloody, just pink. Delicious. However, right now, since my bariatric surgery, I am not allowed any meat. Just fish, chicken, turkey.

andy1979 2014-12-02 01:12:24 -0600 Report

Totally agree, once ate sushi despite not liking fish wtf. believe food should be cooked to a good standard. As for cookery shows i wouldnt endourse anything by jamie oliver he looks unhygienic and throws way too much salt on his food, yet has the audacity to preach to his audiences about healthy eating.

Type1Lou 2014-12-01 10:14:34 -0600 Report

I used to love steak tartar…until I read Robin Cook's "Toxin". I now eat my ground beef medium. I do love rare roast beef and rare to medium rare steak and also sushi and sashimi. Hasn't killed me yet! "A chacun son gout!"

RosalieM 2014-12-01 09:43:11 -0600 Report

I don't care for rare meat either, however the steak is safe to eat as long as the outside is done. Rare hamburgers are not as safe as the bacteria can get into it when it is ground. I cook hamburger or any ground meat till it is done.
Grandma Rose

BreC 2014-12-01 08:14:21 -0600 Report

Last year we and 2 friends went in together and purchased 3 pigs. We all pitched in for the feed and such but I told my husband that we couldn't keep them here. If I see something living and have close contact with it, I can't eat it later. We got lots of very good meats and it is getting us through the cold season.

GabbyPA 2014-12-01 06:14:22 -0600 Report

Oh, I like mine red inside. I don't like well done beef on any level. Now if it's chicken, I want it cooked through. I have not gotten up the gumption to try tar-tar, but maybe one day. Sushi is great and while most of it is "cooked" raw tuna is really nice. You just have to be careful where you buy or eat it.

BreC 2014-12-01 08:26:26 -0600 Report

I am a sight eater. If it doesn't look good, I won't eat it. I won't eat Sushi. The only sea creatures I eat are fish and I don't know what tar-tar is.

GabbyPA 2014-12-01 08:55:48 -0600 Report

Tar-tar is raw beef chopped up and dressed. Not to be confused with hamburger, it is from the better cuts of the cow. I don't know which ones though. I have never been to a restaurant that serves it. Too upper crust for me I'm afraid. LOL

lilleyheidi 2014-12-01 03:25:45 -0600 Report

I prefer mine with just a tiny bit of pink in the middle, no blood dripping off from it please. But, I haven't had a steak in a very long time.

sweetslover 2014-11-30 22:52:27 -0600 Report

I used to like my steak well done, but discovered it was so much more flavorful and tender if I cooked it medium. Ground bee, though? Definitely well done.

jayabee52 2014-11-30 21:56:33 -0600 Report

HOwdy Bre.
To each their own. I used to tell the waitress to let a steer loose in the resturaunt and I rip a hunk of him off as he goes by. I like it rather rare. The only beef I like well done is ground beef as eating that can cause some problems because germs get in the ground beef and can cause some sickness.

Of course with the threat of Trichinosis I always cook my pork to medium to make sure the worm has been killed, if one is present.

Praying for improving health for us all


PS I just did a search on eating raw meat to see if there were any dangers associated with it and I came upon this (which may really gross you out) A parent who feeds her daughter raw meat and eats it herself (warning NOT for the Squeemish) ~ http://theprimalparent.com/2011/04/06/it-is-s...
There iare some interesting discussions following the article as well.

BreC 2014-12-01 08:21:04 -0600 Report

Don't think I want to visit the site.. LOL Back in the day I dated a guy who was from Germany. I had some raw hamburger meat in the fridge for making a meatloaf. I just happened to see him eating it raw. He said it was a delicacy to eat it that was in Germany. I made him wash he hand, brush his teeth, and wash out his mouth before I would let him kiss me again. Yuck

haoleboy 2014-11-30 20:51:12 -0600 Report

I guess some folks like it done to perfection and others like shoe leather … to each their own.
btw … the longer a steak cooks the more potential carcinogens (HCAs) it contains, so if you are really concerned with health … go medium rare

Next Discussion: Lost, but now am found!! »