rerun on Jerky Meats

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by tsulcoski, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. tsulcoski

    tsulcoski Smoke Blower

    This is a rerun of a post I made a while back.....hope it will help some

    I have been viewing the threads about making jerky and what " meat " to use, listed below arethe particular cuts referred to in the threads and there tenderness.

    Shoulder..........This piece of meat is going to be the toughest of the bunch
    Anything from the front of the animal ( shoulder,chuck ) will
    potentiallly the toughest.

    Bottom Round.. This piece of meat will be the next toughest, it comes from
    hind of the animal and is sometimes referred to as the
    outside round, as with the shoulder, the bottom ( outside )
    round has more movement when the animal moves, this
    making the muscle tougher

    Eye round........ This piece of meat also comes from the outside round,
    but is more tender than the bottom round.

    Top round....... This piece of meat will be more tender than the bottom, it
    comes from the hind of the animal and is referred to as an
    inside round, as with the name inside relates to less
    movement on the animal making it more tender.

    Sirlon Tip
    (Knuckle)....... This is a piece of meat is often over looked. The solid side of
    Sirloin tip is a lean and tender cut that would work well for
    Jerky. The Knuckle connects to the bottom( outside round )

    Sirloin top butt........ This piece of meat has sadly not been mentioned. This
    particular piece of meat is the intersection of the hind and
    middle( loin) of the animal. If you have the opportunity to
    buy the silver side ( solid muscle side ) of a sirlloin, you
    will not be disappointed in its tenderness.

    Flank ............. Flank steak comes from the loin section ( middle )of the
    animal, less movement, more tender.

    Stir fry meat..... Usually made from any portion of the round, meaning it could
    made from a bottom, top, eye or sirloin tip. It's basically a
    crap shoot as to what a particular store may be cutting at
    the time. You may find the product used is a little less
    consistant than you may like. It is usually more expensive
    because of the convenience of already being cut for you.
  2. phreak

    phreak Meat Mopper

    Great info! Thank you!

    I nominate this thread for sticky status.

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