Beef round is a flavorful meat that’s lightly marbled with fat and slightly chewy in texture. This section of the hind leg of beef extends from the rump to the ankle. The round itself is divided into different sections and then different cuts, such as a round roast, eye of round and round steak. One of the easiest ways to cook any cut of beef round is to cube it and fry it in a pan. Not only is it quick, but pan frying also browns the outside of the beef to help seal in the tasty juices. There are two basic ways to fry the beef: searing and sautéing. When you sear the meat, you give it each side time to get crisp. When you saute, you move the meat around and let it cook evenly.
Chop the beef round into 1-inch thick cubes. Season the meat as desired.
Pour your oil into the frying pan to coat evenly and place the pan over medium-high heat. Heat the oil for about 3 minutes, or until medium hot.
Add the cubed beef to the hot oil. Cook the meat for about eight minutes. Sautee the cubes by stirring them as they cook, or sear them by letting them cook for about four minutes on each side.
Remove the pan from heat and check that internal temperature of meat is at least 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook for additional time as needed using your chosen method.
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