cuts of beef
Bovine carcasses are divided into quarters, then into pieces of meat that are ready to prepare.
Strip of meat that can be grilled or sautéed; in general, the most tender steaks, loin, sirloin and rib, come from the central section of the carcass.
Made from various parts of the steer; when lean and taken from the tenderloin, it is the basis for steak tartare.
They comprise sections of rib taken from the back and the attached muscles; they are delicious with a sweet-and-sour sauce.
Their tenderness varies, depending on the section from which they were cut; they are mainly used to make brochettes or ragouts, such as boeuf bourguignon.
Taken from the back, along the spine, it is prized for its tenderness and is excellent when grilled; tournedos and châteaubriand come from it.
Comes from a section of the front or hind leg of a steer; somewhat tough, it is primarily used in stews.
Piece of meat intended for roasting, taken from the animal’s rib section; this tender and tasty cut is one of the most popular kinds of roast beef.