Good lean cuts of beef/pork?

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  1. minus

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    Suggestions? It's easy to figure out with ground beef (which I stay away from use bison).

    I look in the meat case and get confused.
     
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    maxxpower OG Lauren Crew - Observer OT Supporter

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    Beef tenderloin.
    New York Strip/Strip Loin

    Those are probably the leanest.
    You can generally tell from the amount of fat on the cut. But, cheaper cuts with less fat dont mean they taste better, flat steaks, round etc are cheaper and lean but arent as good as Strip/Tendloins.

    Prime rib tastes awesome, but has a higher fat content.
     
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    how about filet mignon?
     
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    That is beef tenderloin.

    There are allot of same words in beef.
    Most are related to the size and direction of the cut.

    Beef Tenderloin would be the meat.
    Filet Mignon would be a small filet of that tenderloin that is cut againts the grain.
    Chateaubriand would be a larger cut of that tenderloin that is (usually) cut againts the grain to achieve a larger size since the tenderloin is generally narrow.

    Strip Loin would be the meat.
    New York strip would be the cut of that meat. Can also be referred as "porterhouse" "Loin" or "Shell Cut or Shell Steak".

    Rib/Standing Rib would be the meat.
    Prime Rib would be the cut of steak off the Rib or Rib Roast.
    Rib Roast is a larger "roast" portion of that meat, generally not cut into steaks.

    There is more...
     
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    Another note. Tenderloin by definition would be the one of the leanest portions of beef you can get. Im sure you've seen it wrapped in bacon, people prefer that to add some fat to the beef because it is sometimes too lean for their tastes.

    Me, I stick to Strip Loin with fat cut off and tenderloin. Rarely do I have other cuts with a higher fat content.
     
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    well it makes sense since fat=taste
     
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    eye of round, top round, bottom round, and top sirloin are the leanest cuts. Top sirloin is your best bet though for being edible as a steak.
     
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    pork tenderlion, but visible fat off,
    put salt/garlic/pepper on and roast that bitch
     
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    Slow cooking at a low temps in a humid environment helps with less tender parts too. In fact, it would be dumb to use a pricier, tender part when doing this.
     
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    I usually just buy 96% lean ground beef. Tastes awesome but is pretty expensive. I think I paid 4 dollars a pound for the 5 pounds I just bought.
     
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    werd that's what i meant with "as a steak". Round cuts make good roasts.
     
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    werd on the pork tenderloin and its dirt cheap
     
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    I forgot, if you can find it. Ground Buffalo is really REALLY lean. Fairly certain it's up in the 90% lean category and it's very delicious (I much prefer it over beef but can almost never find it).
     
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    mmm, buffalo

    it can usually be found at local farmer's markets. the big grocery chains up here have pre-made buffalo and lamb burgers. even the shitty one's are starting to have ground lamb.
     
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    My local chain stocks it. 1lb pre wrapped and ground. :yum: buffalo cheeseburgers are my vice.
     
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    i love flank steak
     
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    If all else fails use the price as a gauge of how good the meat is. Shame on you for being a man and not knowing what cut of steak is good or not. :o

    I usually go for NY strips, Fillet, or Delmonico. I stay away from skirt steaks, or any steak you have to marinate for hours to get the meat tender. A truly good steak is one that doesn't require any marinating or steak sauce.

    Ps. We have a Penn Dutch by my way that sells meat in bulk. I got a few pounds of Fillet Mignon and had them grind it up into ground beef. Best tasting burgers I've had next to Kobe.
     
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    top sirloin is the sex of all steaks man. it could have aids in it and i would still eat that buttery sweat flesh.
     
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