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Cuts of Beef

The Locavore | May 26, 2010 02:26 PM

I'll be the first to admit I'm a bit of a "meat moron". I go to the store and see all the types of beef out there and don't know a thing about them. So, I'm looking for a resource that tells me a few things.

1- lists a cut (rib eye) and then a cheaper substitute that should work

2- What types of meat are best for what types of cooking (grilling vs. slow/stew vs. smoking...)

3-where on the animal it's found?

4- Alternative names... sometimes it's called one thing, sometimes another... why is that?

Any help on these would be great. I've found some sites with "maps" of what part of the animal is what cut of beef, but if someone has a really great one, I'd love an additional one to look at.


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