Know Your 12 Cuts Of Meat In 5 Minutes….

When you go to the butcher or grocery store, do you even know what you’re buying when shopping for meat? Or do you just look around, and whatever looks right, is what you buy? Well, now you can get to know your meat cuts in less than 5 minutes, and having this knowledge will be life changing when cooking :)



This is the classic steak house steak that features both a strip steak and filet mignon, separated by a bone.



A T-bone is just like a porterhouse except the piece of filet mignon is not as big, because this steak is cut a little farther forward on the animal.

Flat Iron


The flat iron is nestled into a tender area of the shoulder, so it’s an exception to the rule that shoulder steaks are always tough.

Filet Mignon


Pricey and velvety soft, filet mignons make a nice splurge for special guests, though it’s really the tenderness you are buying.

Bone-In Rib Eye


This incredibly tender and succulent steak includes an actual rib, which adds even more flavor.



A New York strip is a relatively lean cut with a firmer texture than a rib eye or filet mignon, but the flavor is great.

Rib Eye


A rib eye steak’s abundant internal fat melting into the meat creates one of the juiciest steak-eating experiences imaginable.



You can quickly spot this steak by its flat oval shape and its long, clearly defined grain. Minimize the chewy effect of the grain by slicing across it.



Each animal has only one hanger steak, weighing in at about 2 pounds. The beefy flavor is enormous, but a tendon runs down the center of each one, so cut that out before grilling.



Like the flank steak, the coarsely grained skirt steak is cut from the chest area of the animal, so “chewiness” is an issue, but the taste is fabulous.

Top Sirloin


This flat, firmly grained steak brings kabobs quickly to mind because it’s so easy to cut it into solid cubes.



A tri-tip is taken from the sirloin area. It’s not so much a steak as it is a skinny roast, but you can grill it like a thick steak. Just don’t overcook it.

This will come in quite handy when it’s time for grill season! Share with friends!

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