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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Is steak tar tar raw steak?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (14368points) 3 weeks ago

Just wondering what tar means?

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elbanditoroso's avatar

Check your spelling and read this link

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Guess that answers that! But if actual steak was used would it still be steak tartare?

zenvelo's avatar

@Dutchess_lll It is actual steak that has been ground or minced, it isn’t McDonalds hamburger.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

@elbanditoroso‘s link said it was raw ground beef or horsemeat. .

JLeslie's avatar

Yes, yuck. I’ve seen it in some restaurants where the meat is not ground, but technically I think it is supposed to be. My husband would probably like it, he likes rare steak, although in the last 20 years he now orders his steak medium rare. I make him get hamburger at least medium for safety reasons, but ground steak tartare can be basically safe if a steak is seared, then remove the cooked part, then ground the meat, chill, and serve. That makes it as safe as steak, rather than the health concerns that come with ground beef.

zenvelo's avatar

Steak is a cut of meat, not a preparation method. Steak tartare is steak that has been ground. Last time I checked steak is a cut of beef, and ground steak is also called ground beef.

Horsemeat tartare is not steak tartare. But it is tartare.

JLeslie's avatar

I think horse meat is illegal in America?

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

I just googled it, Obama made it legal again in 2011. It was illegal from 2007–2011

elbanditoroso's avatar

@ARE_you_kidding_me I wonder where it can be found for a retail purchaser.

Why was it considered illegal in the first place?

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Google stated that there was no FDA inspection for horse meat funded so therefore it was not legal to sell it for consumption. I have never seen it commercially available here in the US. If the FDA inspects it now that would make me think it is being sold though.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

I have eaten Horse Meat but that was 60 years ago.

It wasn’t tartare.

JLeslie's avatar

That’s interesting. I had no clue it became legal in 2007, I’m shocked there wasn’t some outrage about it.

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