Help me identify this unusual steak!

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Kristi S.
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2003/11/13 16:09:19 (permalink)

Help me identify this unusual steak!

Ok gang, need your help again (as usual):

A few years ago, I used to buy in the supermarket a type of packaged minute-style steak (available at the meat dept.). I can't for the life of me remember the name of the brand, but my local stores stopped selling it.

OK: The steaks were two to a pack, and were pounded thin on the outside (something like cheesesteak meat), but in between the two layers of steaks, was what was a lot like a thinly-pounded cube steak. These "layered" steaks would cook up in a matter of minutes and made great sandwiches.

The name of the brand was a German-sounding name, and I believe the company is either located in New York State or Pennsy.

I spent the better part of 15 minutes one day, describing to the best of my ability these steaks to the manager of the store that no longer carries them. He was polite, but looked at me as if I had been smoking something suspicious.

In order to suggest to the store that they re-stock these steaks, I need to know the brand! Can anyone help? Or am I...helpless?

Starving for (these) steaks,
Kristi S.
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    Lone Star
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    RE: Help me identify this unusual steak! 2003/11/13 17:25:30 (permalink)
    Cube steak or Minute steaks?
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    Kristi S.
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    RE: Help me identify this unusual steak! 2003/11/14 10:50:40 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Lone Star

    Cube steak or Minute steaks?


    Yikes...they are a combination of both, I guess. Two Wafer-thin steak layers with a thin cube steak center.
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    RE: Help me identify this unusual steak! 2003/11/14 17:17:24 (permalink)
    I think they are Camp's Steaks----came in a red and clear package. Good for emergencies!
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    RE: Help me identify this unusual steak! 2003/11/14 17:37:33 (permalink)
    EdSails:

    I vote for Camp steaks they had a frozen square of butter between the steak slices (with paper) when I bought them in the 70s. I last saw them in Vons.
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    RE: Help me identify this unusual steak! 2003/11/14 18:50:24 (permalink)
    Now if we could only get into Vons to recheck them!
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    RE: Help me identify this unusual steak! 2003/11/15 01:48:41 (permalink)
    I don't know what they are -- but I find myself really hoping someone is going to be able to solve the mystery!
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    RE: Help me identify this unusual steak! 2003/11/15 15:02:35 (permalink)
    Kristi,
    Camp Steak Co.is still around. I didn't find a website, but they do have an email:

    campsteaks@msn.com

    I definitely think they are what you're looking for. Good luck!
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    RE: Help me identify this unusual steak! 2003/11/17 11:55:09 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by clothier

    Hey Kristi, I'm going to the store this weekend, I'll post the answer as soon as I get back. I know right where they are in the frezeer section.


    Clothier, did you find them? Other folks have suggested that it was Camp's I was looking for, but it isn't. It's definitely a German sounding-name.
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    RE: Help me identify this unusual steak! 2003/11/19 13:11:23 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by clothier

    Hey Kristi, Sorry this took so long. The name of the company is
    Stehouwer. They are located in Grand Rapids, MI, and they don't appear to have their own website. Red and white package, correct?


    OH WOW! That's it!!!! You are amazing!!!
    Thanks SO much!

    (mystery solved!)
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    Linguist
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    RE: Help me identify this unusual steak! 2003/11/19 18:35:21 (permalink)
    Forgive my naivete, but this seems to me a perfect description of "Steak-Umms"...
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    RE: Help me identify this unusual steak! 2003/11/19 18:42:00 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Linguist

    Forgive my naivete, but this seems to me a perfect description of "Steak-Umms"...


    What you said. Possibly by way of the von Staichum family?
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    RE: Help me identify this unusual steak! 2004/03/15 23:06:44 (permalink)
    hope I'm not too late for this, but I was thinking about Camp's steaks recently too, and came across this forum while searching - it seems they have a website now, hope this helps!

    http://www.campsteaks.com/
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    RE: Help me identify this unusual steak! 2004/04/04 00:05:07 (permalink)
    They were "Kneip Steaks." We used to pan fry them when I was a kid.
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    RE: Help me identify this unusual steak! 2004/04/05 08:51:54 (permalink)
    I agree with lonestar, they sound like minute steaks. As a kid, I used to eat them all the time usually with a slice of melted american on top. I have not seen them in the supermarkets but I am still looking. I would love to have this nostalgic snack again.
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    RE: Help me identify this unusual steak! 2004/04/05 09:58:59 (permalink)
    UPDATE: A few weeks ago, I received a phone call from the meat manager at Publix. He informed me that Stehouwer went out of business recently and the steaks in question are but a memory...

    I will have to make a reasonable facsimile with cubed steaks and two slices of Steak-Umm....
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    RE: Help me identify this unusual steak! 2005/06/12 22:15:39 (permalink)
    Just wanted to thank you fine folks! I have been looking for Camp's Minute Steaks for a long time and thanks to all of you, I have found them!
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    RE: Help me identify this unusual steak! 2005/06/13 12:15:05 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Kristi S.

    UPDATE: A few weeks ago, I received a phone call from the meat manager at Publix. He informed me that Stehouwer went out of business recently and the steaks in question are but a memory...

    I will have to make a reasonable facsimile with cubed steaks and two slices of Steak-Umm....

    I've been buying Stehouwer's Beef Sizzlers at Kroger for the past couple of months. In fact, I just bought two more packages of them on Saturday.
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    Re:Help me identify this unusual steak! 2010/02/04 14:40:04 (permalink)
    Hi I just joined, so I'm a few years late for this post, oh well!

    I was searching online today for the web site for the Camp Steaks with the butter pat, but no luck yet, except for finding you folks!

    I did come arcoss the website for the Stehouwer foods with a current 2010 date, so I guess that company is still in business, for those of you looking for them!


     
    Any one find the Camp Steaks with the butter pat in the North Idaho area near Sandpoint  Coeur d' Alene? I remember eating these Camp Steaks down in Southern California when I was a kid! My Grandma used to cook these up for us after school & they were also great budget meal with the wonderful French's Instant Mashed Potato's, that I am also searching for.
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    RE: Help me identify this unusual steak! 2010/02/04 15:55:22 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman

    [id=quote font="arial, helvetica"]quote: Originally posted by Kristi S.

    UPDATE: A few weeks ago, I received a phone call from the meat manager at Publix. He informed me that Stehouwer went out of business recently and the steaks in question are but a memory...

    I will have to make a reasonable facsimile with cubed steaks and two slices of Steak-Umm....


    I've been buying Stehouwer's Beef Sizzlers at Kroger for the past couple of months. In fact, I just bought two more packages of them on Saturday.


    Further Update: It is now almost five whole years later, and I'm still buying Stehouwer's products in the supermarket. I bought a couple of packages of their sizzlers a little while ago.
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    RE: Help me identify this unusual steak! 2010/02/04 16:10:26 (permalink)
    Wow, I hope I can find them here in N. Texas!
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    RE: Help me identify this unusual steak! 2010/02/04 16:21:42 (permalink)
    Please delete....




    post edited by mike1422 - 2010/02/04 16:26:18
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    RE: Help me identify this unusual steak! 2010/02/04 17:17:19 (permalink)
    Mike, welcome to Roadfood! You can delete your own post here. Just look at "message options" But... I want to know what you had to say???
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