I went to the Halal butcher the other day and asked for steak, except what I received was more like thinly sliced beef.

What can I do with this on a barbeque? Will it cook the same? How can rescue the situation?

  • What do you call "thin"? Here, "minutensteaks" are popular - they are around 1 cm. If it is much less, you might have to think of making rouladen instead.
    – rumtscho
    Commented Jun 5, 2012 at 10:44
  • If it is really thin, you could marinade it, skewer it and make it kind of like kabobs. Do you know what cut of meat it is?
    – talon8
    Commented Jun 5, 2012 at 13:42

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You can definitely still cook it on the barbecue, just don't' cook it as long because the heat has less distance to penetrate. You can also try flipping the pieces more often so each side isn't exposed to the heat for too long, it can't penetrate too far into the meat before it is flipped over and begins cooling. This should allow you to get some nice crusting on the outside and keeping it juicy in the middle.

Get that bbq SUPER hot.

  • This worked perfectly (except I did it on a griddle)! Commented Jul 30, 2012 at 19:17

Sounds like it's time for a steak sandwich. Grill it up in a frying pan, add some cheese and top with sauteed onions, mushrooms and peppers and serve it on a toasted baguette. You said the steak was thin, so make sure not to overcook it. Cook up the veggies first, then the steak.

No idea if its halal or not, but it sure will taste amazing.

  • Yup that'll be halal, ended up doing it inside instead on my griddle. Just as tasty! Commented Jul 30, 2012 at 19:17

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