There are over 100 different types of sub-primal cuts and each varies depending on the region of the world you live in. While America has 8 primal beef cuts, Europeans break the cow down differently only creating 6 primal cuts of beef. In other countries, there may be as many as 20 primal cuts. Each of these sub-primal cuts is unique and very different from each other in the way they are handled, prepared, cooked and served.
A Guide To The Primal Cuts Of Beef
In this article, we will go over the list of American primal cuts of beef and their sub-primal cuts to help you get a better understanding of the food you intend to prepare. We will also cover specific techniques and procedures for preparing and cooking each of the sub-primal cuts. This is a great article to have bookmarked just in case you want to go back to it every once in a while, for reference…
While one person may prefer a medium rare filet mignon, another may prefer a well-done pot roast. The temperature will always be a huge factor in how someone likes their meat prepared, click this link to see best thermometer for your beef cuts.
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So, what is the best cut of beef? There really is not one cut that is the best. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and beauty is subjective”. While one person may prefer a medium rare filet mignon, another may prefer a well-done pot roast. The temperature will always be a huge factor in how someone likes their meat prepared, click this link to see cuts of beef chart and their proper temperatures.
You also will not have to worry about breaking down any of the primal cuts of beef. The Butcher at the supermarket always breaks down the primal beef cuts into the sub-primal beef cuts. Very rarely will you find a whole section of cow meat at the grocery store. So, get ready to do some grilling or smoking and make sure to refer back to this article as a reference or guide to aid you in choosing the proper cuts of meat or explaining the beef cuts.
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