Cate’s Meat Cheat SheetBy
A simple guide to know your cuts and how to cook them.
Whether you like tender, juicy steaks on the grill or easy, low and slow, melt-in-your-mouth roasts in your crock pot, beef provides choices to satisfy all budgets, schedules and tastes. Don’t let choosing the right cut become confusing. This helpful chart serves as your guide to find the best cut for your needs, whether it’s a quick weeknight dinner or a special weekend celebration. Above all, matching the correct beef cut to the appropriate cooking method is the key to moist, tender and flavorful beef.
Select grass-fed beef whenever possible for more nutrients and a healthier balance of omega-3s. Due to their leaner composition, grass-fed meats require about 30% less cooking time than grain-fed. For the best quality grass-fed products, shop at a local farmers market or check out US Wellness Meats to order online! Get to know your farmer and show him you’re serious about the beef and he or she is more likely to cut you some delicious deals.