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Grade is an important measure of the quality of beef. The USDA assigns beef grades based on the degree of marbling and maturity of the beef. Making The Grade USDA Prime • The highest quality beef grade Ȉ ϐ
ϐ and price of beef products including: • GRADE – what part of the animal the beef is • COOK – • MARBLING – • PROCESS – the production method by which the product is made PRICE & QUALITY DETERMINANTS the USDA’s method for grading beef the ratio of fat present in the meat the method used to pack for shipping • CUT – • PACK –
• Tender, juicy • Limited supply USDA Choice • High quality, with slightly less marbling than USDA Prime • Tender, juicy Ȉ USDA Select • Leaner than Prime or Choice • Tender, but with less marbling Ȉ No Roll • Does not meet the criteria for Prime, Choice or Select • Usually older, mature cattle • Lower marbling or tenderness Utility • Least marbling and tenderness • Cattle with a higher maturity score Ȉ
Cook level refers to the internal ϐ Ǥ External packaging labels for beef must state the degree of doneness. Cook Level
Rare: 130º to 135ºF
Medium Rare: 136º to 142ºF
Medium: 143º to 145ºF
Medium Well: 146º to 155ºF
Well Done: 156º to 175ºF
PREPARATION IS EVERYTHING. The step-by-step process to produce the ǦǡϐǤ USDA grades and primal cuts are important, but there’s even more to know about beef. How the meat is prepared also affects its ultimate price and quality. The following steps outline the processes that take raw beef to a saleable state. ǦǦ ǯϐǤ
Step 1: TRIM ϐ Ǥ Step 2: INJECTION Injecting a marinade of water and other ingredients such as salt or sugar prior ϐǤ Step 3: TUMBLE Placing injected beef into a rotating drum to distribute the injected Ǥ Step 4: STUFF Placing the cut of beef into a bag which will seal in the natural juices Ǥ Step 5: COOK Cooking the meat to the desired Ǥ Step 6: CHILL Quickly chilling meat to 40°F ϐ ϐ Ǥ
Step 7: PACK Ǥ
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The Cuts ϐ animal are known as primal Ǥϐ diagram comprise more than 75 percent of the animal’s weight. The additional cuts are known as sub-primals.
ROUND Cuts from the hindquarter and leg are tender enough for protein, used for roasts, deli Ǥ
Sub-primals • TOP ROUND • BOTTOM ROUND • EYE ROUND • KNUCKLE
LOIN ǡϐ ǡ this part is most often cut Ǥ
Sub-primals • SHORT LOIN • TENDERLOIN • SIRLOIN • SIRLOIN TRI-TIP
RIB The rib section is prized for its ϐǡ Ǥ Ǥ
Sub-primals • BACK RIBS • PRIME RIB ROAST • RIBEYE • SHORT RIBS
CHUCK from the front-most part of ǤǦ and moisture, chucks Ǥ
Sub-primals • SHOULDER CLOD • CLOD HEART
Sub-primals • FIRST CUT BRISKET • BRISKET
BRISKET / PLATE / FLANK The brisket cut is from the lower chest and is often used in barbeque, corned Ǥ
• FLANK STEAK • SKIRT STEAK • NAVEL
THE LANGUAGE OF BEEF Familiarize yourself with the terminology of beef products.
The whole cut of beef.
Meat sliced prior to packaging.
A percentage of water or solution injected into the meat prior to cook. Beef prepared with higher percentages of injection are generally less expensive.
The percentage of water or injected solution retained after cook. Higher retention typically indicates lower cost.
Proteins injected to increase water retention. Beef containing binders is generally lower cost. Types of binders include Isolated Soy Protein (ISP), Concentrated Vegetable Protein (CVP) and Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP).
Meat that is cut against the grain after cooking. This gives the face of the meat a texture that is visually appealing.
Meat that is cut with the grain before cooking that has an oblong shape and offers consistent slicing.
Beef that is cooked and packaged in its own juices, generally ϐǤ
Cooked beef that is drained of its natural juices and re-packaged which is convenient for displaying in a deli case and slicing.
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