posted by Randa on April 4, 2013
Cuts of Beef – Meat Cheat Sheet
Cuts of Beef infographic by sounas.
Summer is coming and when I think of summer, I think of BBQ. We’re huge beef consumers come summertime: grilled steak, burgers, even roasts. As soon as May comes around, they’re all done on the grill. Since I like to know what I eat and where it comes from I have found the above infographic incredibly helpful and I wanted to share. Think of it as your meat cheat sheet.
To use this cheat sheet is simple: find the area of the cow that you will be eating and you will be able to look up the specifics. Along with the cut of meat you will also find the recommended cooking method. The key is on the right hand side and you will be able to figure out what the symbols mean for the cooking method there. For those of you who are on a budget, or just like to know what’s the better “bang for your buck”, there is also a cost explanation as well.
Usually when it comes to BBQ’d steak, I buy Top Sirloin. It marinates really well (be sure to read my recipe for steak marinade) and it’s just the kind I buy. I honestly I don’t put too much thought into it, I don’t care to spend too much money on steak when it’s just my husband and I because we marinate the heck out of it anyway. Turns out that top sirloin is very inexpensive (up to $4 USD according to the chart) and is best cooked in a stir fry or grilled on the BBQ.
What is your favorite cut of beef and according to this chart what does it recommend?
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