Many people are blaming red meat (such as beef) consumption for their expanding waistlines and some illnesses. What they don’t know is that despite the bad rap, red meat is packed with protein and iron, thus these lean cuts can form a part of a healthy diet.
Beef Rump Steak
A rump steak is a lean cut with little fat, and might not be the most tender cut. It is cheaper than sirloin but it’s still a wonderful steak for grilling or frying. Grilling this boneless cut will lock in the natural juices and ensure a more flavourful steak.
Lean ground beef has natural fat, so you don’t need additional oil to cook it through. You may simply cook minced beef in sauce, and let it soak up the flavours - no marinating needed! From bolognese and meatballs to pizza and tacos, minced beef is definitely a must-have in your kitchen.
This prime cut of beef is from the back of the animal. It’s lean enough, yet still holds the flavour well. Sirloin cooks very quickly in a hot skillet, so it’s perfect for a weeknight dinner.
Beef Rib Eye Steak
With its rich marbling that provides that tender texture and superb taste, this cut can be a little daunting. Don’t fret! Just trim the visible fat before you cook and all will be well.
This prime lean cut of beef comes from the rear of the animal. It is a fairly tender piece of meat compared to other cuts from the hindquarter. Roast, braise or even boil your topside steak for a mouthwatering meal!
Now that you know your beef cuts and the best ways to serve them, it’s time to make your way to Cold Storage and shop for the freshest and juiciest steak for your special recipe!