The pros: Trader Joe’s Craft Beer Sirloin Bavette Steak is tasty, tender, and can be prepared quickly as it’s already marinaded.
The cons: Some might find the acidity less than ideal.
The verdict: For $9.99 per pound you are getting a cut of meat that will remind you more of flank steak. Best of all, if you are a beer fan, it’s the second ingredient after beef. Some Trader Joe’s product have had issues with naming where the name did not match the ingredient list like Trader Joe’s Cabernet Pot Roast or Trader Joe’s Burgundy Lamb neither of which actually had the actual red wine in the ingredients.
Cut across the grain it was very tender. There is a slight beer taste and a good spice blend. The spice blend is more pronounced then the beer. It was good off of the hot pan. Allowing the meat to rest is a must. Give it a good 10 minutes to rest and then cut into it.
Overall, it’s a good steak to reach for. It was tender and had good flavor on its own. With the seasoning and beer it was a bonus. While not everyone might appreciate the acidity, I used the leftovers in a quesadilla the next day. I preferred it that way over having the steak dinner the night before. Overall, I’d buy it again.
The bag in the refrigerated aisle:
The nutritional information, the ingredients and how to prepare:
After being cooked you get:
Would I buy this again? Yes. The acidity was good. It was nice sliced but I enjoyed it more in a quesadilla the next day.
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