5 Great Beef Cuts For Your Next Asado

May 28, 2016

Who doesn’t love a good bbq?! It’s the perfect way to say hello to summer – and of course – indulge in all sorts of delicious grilled meat! But from sirloins to skirt steak, how do you know which are the right meat cuts for your barbecue? Steaks are expensive, and while grilling them may sound easy, it can be intimidating—especially if you’re new to it. Read on for five different cuts that will be sure to delight even the pickiest of asado experts!

  • T-bone

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    Although t-bones generally comes with a hefty price tag, you are getting two steaks in one!  A strip steak on one side of the bone and a tenderloin on the other – this thick cut has excellent marbling and flavor. A great grilled T-bone takes a little attention to detail, but the payoff is a big, beefy steak that’s hard to beat!

  • Flat Iron

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    Second only to filet mignon in tenderness, this well-marbled steak cut from the steer’s shoulder makes for great grilling whether marinated or seasoned simply with coarse salt and pepper. The flat iron cut isn’t as widely available as other steaks, so you may want to order it ahead.

  • Skirt

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    These steaks are packed with flavor and have a great mix of fat and meat. Due to their recent popularity they aren’t as cheap as they used to be, but they’re still less expensive than many cuts. Since skirt steak is a really thin cut of meat, the key is to get the fire really hot and grill the skirt steak as close as possible to the heat source. Skirt steaks are usually pretty long, so go for an eye-popping presentation and buy and cook it whole.

  • Ribeye

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    Known as “cowboy steaks”— this is a tender, juicy, super-well marbled steak with rib bone still attached. The fat marbling contained in a ribeye steak makes for a very flavorful and juicy steak without a lot of effort.

  • Strip

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    A slightly leaner cut, but still with good marbling – this is a little firmer than all of the steaks but it still maintain an excellent flavor.  Strips are generally more affordable but just make sure not to over cook as they can easily become tough. Try this great marinade to keep your strip juicy and tender.

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