Are you familiar with the sous vide method of cooking? It involves vacuum-sealing food in a plastic bag and then cooking it in a temperature-controlled water bath. It can work quite well for meat since the water bath is set to the meat’s desired final temperature, making it impossible to overcook it. This Cuisine Solutions Sliced Grass-Fed Beef Sirloin from Costco uses the sous vide method to make a pretty unique product. This beef sirloin comes fully cooked and lasts a little over a month in the fridge! If the idea of cooking a chunk of beef in a plastic bag in a hot water bath, then letting it sit in your fridge for a few weeks before eating it doesn’t sound too appetizing, I don’t blame you. I was skeptical too, but I’m very impressed with the result.
Some other convenient meat products from Costco are the Kirkland Signature Rotisserie Chicken, Kirkland Signature Seasoned Chicken Wings, 44th Street Beef Pot Roast, Schwartz’s Smoked Meat, Benjamin’s Traditional Pork Schnitzel, Stoney Creek Shaved Beef Au Jus and the Kirkland Signature Smoked Pulled Pork.
Location in Store
This is located in the refrigerated deli section at Costco, the item number is 43217 and I purchased it at the Kalispell, Montana Costco.
I was pretty surprised when I read the package and realized I could eat the beef right out of the package! Of course, I had to try that.
To my eye, the beef looks beautifully cooked to about medium rare or medium. I took a bite and was immediately impressed. It’s juicy, tender and nicely seasoned. The beef is good quality for the most part. There are some fatty/gristly pieces, unfortunately. They’re still edible (probably more so than they looked), but not nearly as good as the prime pieces.
I tried cooking the beef too, and it turned out pretty well. It seemed to lose some of the tenderness, but it was still good. It really comes down to your taste. Some people will be turned off by cold, pink slices of beef, so they’ll want to cook it more.
Even though I liked the beef more right out of the package, cold beef doesn’t feel like an entrée to me (though it would be awesome on the right salad or sandwich!). Just be careful not to overcook it when heating it up, because that’s really easy to do, particularly if you want to keep it to medium.
This is a unique and delicious beef product. I really enjoyed it right out of the package. If it was all as good as the best pieces, it would probably be a 9 or so. Unfortunately, I don’t like fat and gristle, so it loses points.
The pack costs $23.21 USD which isn’t super cheap for the 2.02-pound package that contains two vacuum-sealed packs of beef. In general, beef isn’t cheap and I think you’re for sure paying for the convenience factor.
As I said earlier, the sirloin is fully-cooked so you can eat it straight out of the package or heat it, depending on how you’re planning to serve it. For salads and sandwiches, I recommend keeping it cold. If you’re going to be making mashed potatoes or warm sides to have with it, I would heat it.
The best-before date is a month and five days from when I purchased it and it needs to be kept refrigerated. I’m sure you could freeze it if you’re not going to be eating it by the best-before date.
To heat the sirloin, just cook it in a non-stick pan on medium-low heat for 30 seconds to a minute. Make sure to turn the slices continuously so they don’t burn, and don’t overcook it!
A three oz (84 gram) serving contains 120 calories, five grams of fat, 310 milligrams of sodium, one gram of carbohydrates, zero grams of fiber, one gram of sugar and 19 grams of protein. This is perfect for anyone on a keto diet.
The ingredients list is short and sweet, it’s basically beef with some seasoning. There are no chemicals, preservatives or unnecessary unhealthy ingredients added.
Give it a try!
If you’re looking for a convenient beef option that doesn’t have artificial ingredients, this is perfect. It’s a bit on the expensive side, but worth it given the quality of the meat.
What do you think of the Cuisine Solutions Sliced Grass-Fed Beef Sirloin if you’ve tried it?
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