Selecting a Great Steak
When you're hungry for a steak, here's some advice to help you decide what cut to buy.
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.