Whether you prefer choice, prime, top, wagyu beef Oklahoma city or anything in between, most steak lovers agree that all types are delicious. What you prefer is generally a matter of personal taste. That said, some cuts rise to the top. Here are four of the most popular types of steak in America.
Let’s start with the favorite of many steak aficionados: The Ribeye. It gets its name from being cut from the primal rib. Its primary feature is its marbled fat which provides both tenderness and flavor. Because of its source, it can be cut to a very large size and can even be served bone-in for extra moisture and flavor.
Filet Mignon comes from the tenderloin and is usually served in smaller cuts of six to eight ounces. Like the ribeye, it is extremely tender, but it is not fatty. While this results in some loss of flavor, it also makes it very easy to cut and chew.
Sirloin is popular for its value and the fact that it retains flavor and fat, despite being cut from the rear loin, which is a more muscular area. This means that it is not as tender as ribeye or filet mignon, but the muscle and fat combine for a great flavor at a very affordable cost.
Depending on what part of the country you live in, you may see New York Strip steak or Kansas City Strip steak, or both. Strip steaks come from the short loin and contain a good deal of tasty marbling. This makes them a great, tasty value between the ribeye and sirloin. Strips are generally thicker and more tender than ribeye as well.
Of course, your palate and your taste will let you decide your favorite steak. This guide can help you understand why you like the cut you prefer and may point you to something new to try!