Charolais Steak with Tomatoes and Onions

I went to the market today, and the butcher gave me a Charolais steak to try.  Shocked and grateful, I stuttered out my thanks, went home and immediately cooked it in butter, adding sauteed onions and tomatoes as a sauce and shared it with Jade.  Scrumptious!   Breakfast of champions !  Free!

Interestingly, the French Charolais cow is quite popular in the United States as a cross breeder with Angus and Hereford cattle.   In addition, the offspring of Brahman and Charolais cattle are a recognized breed called Chambray, says Wikipedia.   I didn’t know any of that, although I have been purchasing, almost exclusively, Charolais beef for it’s flavor and tenderness.

I’ve never seen Charolais/Chambray on the menu in American restaurants, usually just Angus. Have any of you?

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22 Responses to Charolais Steak with Tomatoes and Onions

  1. Is Charolais meat cheaper than Angus right?

  2. Great photo, this looks delicious !

  3. Most breeds aren’t identified on the menu here in the US. Beyond Angus, Waygu, and Hereford – breeds with really good marketing campaigns – the rest is just ‘steak’. (Unless you know the guy who raised it, of course! I have an uncle in Arkansas who raises Charolais….Mmmm, tasty!)

  4. ambrosiana says:

    I love steak with sauteed onions and tomatoes….so delicious!!!

  5. Delicious simple lunch – don’t forget that Parthenaise beef is the premier beef in France at the moment.

  6. ceciliag says:

    perfect, quite the best way to eat a really good steak.. c

  7. We’re going to have to find that uncle! We’ve never had this cut of beef and apparently it’s in our backyard, or somewhere in our state! I love that you immediately cooked it in butter. Sounds fabulous.

  8. I don;t know what any of those cuts are :(. I’m still only a wee young foodie :P

  9. Meredith says:

    My mother works for a large business in the agricultural sector… and says that the only thing angus beef has over other beef is great marketing ;) I’ve often wondered why charloais or limousin beef wasn’t marketed in the same way. Maybe we will see more of that in the future! :)

  10. ....RaeDi says:

    Another great photo, and the food looks delicious! ….RaeDi

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