A whole block of dry-aged Austrian (Europe) chuck eye roll. This cut is very rich in flavor and provides good marbling and tenderness. It is often referred to as the best low-cost alternative to the famous ribeye steak. This roast can be cut into tender grill-ready steaks or cooked as a very flavorful and tender roast - why not both. Honestly, we were pleasantly surprised about the tenderness so much that we think this cut is just too good for stew.
The cattle are bred free-range in small groups on the open pastures of the pristine hills and alps of Austria by family farm alliances. The feed is in-house grown and the beef is AMA certified (well known in Austria) meaning all produce has been certified of Austrian origin.
The cattle are grass-fed their entire lives and if lush green grass is not available due to the season or weather - especially during the winter - the cattle are fed a mix of all-natural grains and vitamins - all free of pesticides, GMO and nasties. By regulations, all cattle in Europe are free of growth hormones and free subtherapeutic use of antibiotics. Simmental cattle are genetically a very large animal and therefore the cuts are relatively big in size compared to our American or Australian cattle. See more about the breed below.
Approx. 1kg (2.2lbs.)
20 x 15 x 20cm (7.8" x 5.9" x 7.8")
Shipping & Handling
Shipping and delivery is frozen
Keep frozen below -18°C (32°F)
In the fridge: approx. 48h In ice-water: not recommended
Oven Roast, Skillet, Fry Pan, Grill
Frozen: see packaging label (usually more than 6 months) Chilled: Please consume unopened pack within 5 days.
✔ Carries the locally known and strictly controlled "AMA" certification.
✔ Humanely raised and treated with respect by family farmers in Austria.
✔ 100% Austrian beef. The cattle are born, raised, harvested and processed in Austria.
✔ No subtherapeutic use of antibiotics. No use of growth hormones.
✔ Grass-fed their entire lives. When necessary, due to cold seasons: Added feed of all-natural, pesticide-free, in-house grown, GMO-free grains, minerals, and vitamins.
✔ Free-range with daily pasture grazing time when weather permits. Kept indoors in small groups in cozy stalls with a lot of hay and roaming space during harsh Austrian winters.
✔ Provides monounsaturated fatty acids Omega 3s - yes, the good fats. Including a wide range of essential nutrients such as iron, zinc, protein, B vitamins, selenium and vitamin D.
✔ Austrian beef provides great value and comes with a lower price point compared to our high-end quality Morgan Ranch beef.
Simmental beef is bred for milk and beef in Austria. More than half of Austria's utilized agricultural area is grassland making milk production and cattle farming a major industry. The European Union, especially Austria put rigorous measures and laws in place that put a strong emphasis on animal welfare. On average farmers in Austria only own about 25 cows (!!) per farm - thus being referred to as micro family farms. So small most farmers can distinguish their cattle by their faces. Austrian Simmental beef is grazed on pristine alpine pastures with fresh mountain air - ethically raised with love, free of stress creating quality beef that is appreciated worldwide. The feed and the pastures are locally produced and grown, free of pesticides and GMOs. Simmental cattle are not treated with antibiotics or growth hormones. Small family farms don't own their own processing and export facilities and therefore sell their cattle in alliances to processors who pack and export to Japan.
At A Glance
Simmental (locally known as Fleckvieh)
Alliance of independent family farms in Austria
Upper and Lower Austria
All year free-range. Kept indoors in cozy stalls during the harsh winter seasons of Austria.
Grass-fed their entire lives. When necessary due to cold seasons: Fed a balanced mix home-grown grains, vitamins, and minerals. All pesticide-free, GMO-free of Austrian origin.
100% fully traceable from ranch to fork. Strictly regulated.
Defrost the pack in the fridge for 2 days. Once completely defrosted, open the pack, drain all liquids, pat dry with a kitchen paper towel and leave the meat to "breathe" for 15 minutes at room temperature. I will regain its beautiful color and freshness.
The great thing about the chuck eye is that it can be used as a steak or as a roast. We loved the steaks as much as we loved the roast.
For steaks simply cut into the desired thickness, we recommend thin slices as they cook fast and remain juicy. Season with olive oil, sea salt, and freshly ground pepper only. Keep it simple. This steak comes with plenty of flavors.
Because the steaks are thinly sliced you don't need to worry about the internal doneness. Simply cook for a couple of minutes under medium/high heat - you need to hear it sizzle. Keep turning.
Once both sides are caramelized and cooked - this usually takes less than 5 minutes - you can take off the steak from the heat.
Because the steaks are not thick you don't need to let the steaks rest in order to keep the internal temperature up.
Slice and serve right away. Incredibly flavorful beef.
One of the highly underrated cuts. The chuck eye roll, ladies and gentlemen.
Let's have a look at the roast. Place the chuck eye roast on an oven pan.
Season with your favorite steak or roast spice. We use freshly ground black pepper, sea salt, paprika powder, garlic powder, thyme powder and a tiny bit of mustard seed powder.
Place the roast on the middle rack in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees Celsius or 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30-45 minutes. The cooking time highly depends on oven size, oven type, and other factors. We recommend checking every 5 minutes after the 30 minutes mark. The best is to use our leave-in thermometer which indicates doneness by an LED light.
Once the core temperature of the roast has reached 53 degrees Celsius or 130 degrees Fahrenheit, remove the roast from the oven and place it on a cutting board with a juice groove for about 10 minutes. The resting time is crucial.
Slice and serve while warm. Sprinkle with sea salt flakes for a better experience.