Steaks are the most popular way to eat beef.
They can be sautéed in a frying pan or broiled
in the oven, although the best way to cook
them is on the grill. Premium cuts come from
the best naturally aged beef. They are available
from the butcher, but steaks are also easy
to purchase online or through a catalog.
Packages of steaks make wonderful gifts.
The following are the most commonly
types of steaks:
- Filet mignons are cut from the heart of the
beef tenderloin. They are compact, round
steaks that weigh between 4 and 10 oz. They
have a mild flavor. Filets can be served
alone but are often accompanied by a sauce.
- Sirloin steaks are carved from the beef sirloin
and usually weigh between 4
and 8 oz. They
are tender and lean with a
- Boneless strip sirloins come from the heart
of the beef loin. They are
well marbled and
usually weigh up to 14 oz.
This steak stays
juicy when grilled or broiled.
- Rib eye steaks are cut from the center of
a prime rib roast, giving them
a rich flavor.
They usually weigh up to 10
- Porterhouse steaks are usually the largest
steaks because they include
both the sirloin
strip and the filet mignon
cuts. The bone
is left in. These delicious
steaks can weigh
up to 30 oz.
- T bone steaks are slightly smaller than the
Porterhouse cut because they
have a smaller
filet. They also include the
bone and can
weigh up to 22 oz.
Gift packages of steaks can be ordered to
include a mix of the above cuts.