Beef Basics: Strip Steak

As discussed in the article The Next Generation of Beef Consumers, studies indicate that Millennials – individuals born between 1980 and 2000 – like the taste of beef, but need to be educated on beef basics.  

To help this generation branch out and try new cuts of beef, share the information below on your favorite social media website or email it to a friend or family member. 


Strip Steak
Across the country, grills are firing up. And, what better way to celebrate the start of warmer weather and grilling season than with a juicy strip steak. The strip steak - also known as the New York strip, Kansas City strip or top loin steak - is a lean, tender, full flavor beef cut from the loin.   
What to Look for at the Meat Counter
You’ll want to look for a steak with plenty of marbling (fatty streaks inside the meat), as marbling is the greatest indicator of quality grade in beef. When you're selecting a steak at your local grocery store, oher good things to look for include: light cherry red color, no dark spots and fat that is white (not yellow). 

Cooking Methods
Grilling or broiling are the recommended cooking methods for strip steaks. Click here for Three Simple Steps for Grilling Beef and try out this recipe for Grilled Steak and Watermelon Salad from Beef. It's What's For Dinner.