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How Well Do You Know Your Cuts Of Beef?

cuts-of-beef.jpgEverybody loves a properly grilled steak hot off the barbeque.

However, if you buy cuts of beef thinking that the more expensive the steak the better, then you may be disappointed when it comes time to eat that steak!

If money is no object, go for the rib eye, the tenderloin, the Porterhouse/T-bone or the strip; but if you’re looking for value for money try a flat boned sirloin for a great beefy flavor, or even cheaper, a top round steak. ~Source


Choosing Cuts Of Beef

Understanding the different cuts of beef and their individual characteristics will help you determine the best cuts to buy for various dishes and the best way to prepare your meat.

Some cuts of beef are best done quickly on a hot grill, while others are better suited for the crock pot or pressure cooker.

These are some excellent tips for choosing the right cuts of beef:

Here’s how to talk to the butcher. Just know ahead of time that there are things the butcher won’t tell you. (Even more secrets from a butcher.)

Most important is to realize you don’t need to buy expensive cuts to enjoy meat so tender that you don’t even need a knife to cut it.  ‘Low and slow’ will make any piece of beef tender and delicious!