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About top round steak

If you've ever eaten flavorful sliced roast beef, London Broil, or Swiss steak, you've eaten top round steak. Top round steak comes from the back leg and rump area of the cow, and because these muscles move a lot, the meat is generally tough and lean. It's one of the least expensive cuts of meat and is best used for roasting and in stews.

Top round steak is one of the subprimal cuts of meat that come from the primal cut of the round section of the cow. Other cuts from this primal category include bottom round and eye of round. Top round gets its name because it sits above the two other cuts of this primal category.

Top round steak is a good source of protein, vitamins B6 and B12, and essential minerals.

Nutritionally, a 3-ounce cut of top round steak has:
  • 140 calories
  • 3.2 grams of fat
  • 1.3 grams of saturated fat
  • 25 grams of protein
  • 2.7 grams of iron
  • 4.3 grams of zinc
  • 0.74 micrograms vitamin B6
  • 1.91 micrograms vitamin B12
While top round steak may be on the tough and lean side, this budget-friendly cut of meat is quite flavorful, and when properly cooked, makes a nutritious, tasty meal. You can slice pieces of slow-roasted roast beef into steaks or marinate raw top round steaks to help tenderize them. Once marinated, place the top round steaks on the grill, under the broiler, or cook in a hot pan. The main way to keep top round steaks tender and juicy is to take your time cooking it, marinate or tenderize it, and always cut the steak against the grain.

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FAQs About Top Round Steak

Raw top round steaks can keep for up to three days in the refrigerator when stored properly. Place the raw meat in a plastic bag and place the meat on a plate to capture any juices that may leak out. Put the steak in the meat drawer.

You have several options when you want to tenderize top round steak.
  • Use a meat tenderizer mallet. Using a meat tenderizer, the mallet softens the tough fibers, making the meat easier to chew.
  • Add prepared meat tenderizer. Store-bought meat tenderizers help break down the connective tissue.
  • Rest the meat after cooking. Leaving the meat to rest for about five to 20 minutes allows the juices to re-absorb into the meat, helping to make it juicy and tender.
  • Cook the top round steak low and slow. The steak becomes juicier when you cook it at a low temperature for a long time.  
  • Marinate the meat. Marinating the meat will help to make it juicer. When you use vinegar or citrus, it helps to break down the connective tissue.

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Whisk all ingredients together. Place the top round steak in a plastic bag or deep pan. Pour the marinade over the meat and let the top round steak marinate for about eight hours.
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