The meat's location on the animal determines how tender the steak will be. The most tender steaks come from the rib and loin sections; the less tender cuts, such as round and flank steak, come from the leg, rump, and shoulder areas. For the most tender grilled steaks, choose one of these cuts:
- boneless chuck mock tender
- boneless chuck top blade
- top sirloin
- top loin (strip)
A good all-purpose steak is the top loin or sirloin steak because it is one of the more tender steaks but won't break your pocketbook.