The 4 Best Cuts of Steak

4 Best Cuts of Steak & How To Use Them!

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From my own personal preference, to research online and speaking with a friend of mine who also happens to be a chef; I can wholeheartedly recommend the following as the best cuts of steak for Pan frying, Grilling & Broiling.

So What Are The 4 Best Cuts Of Steak & How To Use Them?

Ribeye Steak

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Delicious & juicy and suitable for many styles of cooking. Easily one of the Best Cuts Of Steak available.

Origin

The Ribeye steak comes from the Front end of the Longissimus Dorsi section of the cows back.

Taste

Smooth & textured, with a large swath of fat that gives it the unique flavor that all meat lovers, love!

Best Way To Cook

  • Pan Fry
  • Grill
  • Broil

Best Sauce to Use

  • Mushroom
  • Red Wine
  • Onion Blue Cheese

Strip Steak

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As a result of being a muscle that is not used much, it is super tender and melt in the mouth.

Origin

The Strip steak comes from the Back end of the Longissimus Dorsi section of the cows back.

Taste

Light texture with tender grain. It has a slightly chewy demeanor but has good marbling and a strong, beefy flavor.

Best Way To Cook

  • Pan Fry
  • Grill
  • Broil

Best Sauce to Use

  • Garlic Butter
  • Rosemary Red Wine
  • Chimichurri

Tenderloin Steak

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Also called a fillet steak in Australia, South Africa & most European countries, it is very, very tender, but has low fat content.

Origin

The Tenderloin comes from the psoas major muscle on the side of the lumbar region of the cow.

Taste

Very tender and with a buttery texture. However its low fat content leaves it somewhat lacking in flavor compared with the other cuts of steak on this list.

Best Way To Cook

  • Pan Fry
  • Grill

Best Sauce to Use

  • Horseradish
  • Red wine & Shallot
  • Bordalaise

T-Bone Steak

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Saving the best till last; the T-Bone steak is generally considered to be the best cut of steak  partly because it is the best of both worlds. 

Origin

A piece of Tenderloin Steak & Strip Steak, separated by a T shaped bone.

Taste

Essentially the Tenderloin part tastes like Tenderloin and the Strip part like a Strip steak. However the blend of the 2 creates a very unique and delicious taste that transcends the two.

Best Way To Cook

  • Grill
  • Broil

Best Sauce to Use

  • Garlic & Parsley 
  • Pepper Cream
  • Barbecue
  • Dijon Rosemary
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