Flat iron steak

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These having been showing up at the local Aldis for $7.99/lb.Great alternative to flank as of late the flank I've looked at seems to be of not very good quality and almost paper thin.Really like the flat iron cut.
 
I'd never heard of a flat iron steak until a couple years back, growing up it was just ribeye, T-bone, Porterhouse, NY, sirloin, and fillet mignon. Now there's a ton of new names for steaks, all comes from a steer, must be marketing. RAY
 
These having been showing up at the local Aldis for $7.99/lb.Great alternative to flank as of late the flank I've looked at seems to be of not very good quality and almost paper thin.Really like the flat iron cut.
I used to get them at Kroger but they started getting way too proud of them.
I saw them at Aldi a few weeks ago and was happy to be having them again.
Hot and fast on the grill and sliced thin. Mmmmm :-)
 
I'd never heard of a flat iron steak until a couple years back, growing up it was just ribeye, T-bone, Porterhouse, NY, sirloin, and fillet mignon. Now there's a ton of new names for steaks, all comes from a steer, must be marketing. RAY
Yeah, it's amazing the different cuts and names across the country. Before I saw this forum I had never heard of tri-tip. It's almost unheard of here.
 
Big fan of the flat iron steak. first turned on to by a butcher when I was looking for flank steak for tacos-the gal said they had no flank, but for tacos I should try the flat iron. Great advice, really like them and they are pretty available here.
 
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Before I saw this forum I had never heard of tri-tip. It's almost unheard of here.

Tritip became popular in CA maybe 30 years ago, we used to call them poor man's prime. I used to buy them for $2.99lb untrimmed, a buck more for trimmed, never paid more than that. We moved to AZ a couple years back and the best price I've seen is $4.99lb, and I haven't seen that very often. What they want for tri's in the rest of the country is a joke, if you can ever find them. RAY
 
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These having been showing up at the local Aldis for $7.99/lb.Great alternative to flank as of late the flank I've looked at seems to be of not very good quality and almost paper thin.Really like the flat iron cut.
If they are cut thin, the processor is not taking the time to get the entire muscle out. Sometimes the poorly ones are pre-marinated and marketed that way.

I'd never heard of a flat iron steak until a couple years back, growing up it was just ribeye, T-bone, Porterhouse, NY, sirloin, and fillet mignon. Now there's a ton of new names for steaks, all comes from a steer, must be marketing. RAY

Yeah, it's amazing the different cuts and names across the country. Before I saw this forum I had never heard of tri-tip. It's almost unheard of here.
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Flat iron has only been 'marketed' for about 20 years, before then it was ground along with most of the chuck. It's from the top blade area of the chuck. Research by the University of Nebraska and another school in Florida found that the labor needed to remove that cut was easily offset by the price per pound at the market. I heard one one rancher say that the two flat iron steaks from one steer could easily raise the on-the-hoof price by $5 a head.... and this was many years ago.

Another chuck steak came out about 5 or 6 years and is called the "Vegas Strip", I have not seen it in the Meat Buyers Guide, so for now it's a custom cut. It can also raise the price of a steer by $5 or more.
 
We get Flatiron at Kroger whenever we need it, but the price has gone through the roof, like $12.99 or more per pound. I only get it when it's on sale for $6.99/lb, and that ain't often. I've gotten NY Strips from Aldi in the past and they've been good. I'll have to check out the Flatiron's now. Thanks for the info.
 
I love using flat irons for tacos, fajitas, or just straight up as a steak. Like the others mentioned the price has gone through the roof. Used to be about $4 lb. Was in publix the other day and shit was $17.99 a lb. Better be some damn gold dust on it for that price! Ridiculous!
 
I love using flat irons for tacos, fajitas, or just straight up as a steak. Like the others mentioned the price has gone through the roof. Used to be about $4 lb. Was in publix the other day and shit was $17.99 a lb. Better be some damn gold dust on it for that price! Ridiculous!
Wow! I've seen it at $6/lb, but $18 is crazy.
 
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