Flat Iron Fun Fact Friday


I know, I know, it is Saturday, but I wanted to still bring you a fun fact. I have been in a suburb of Chicago for the last several days as a Nebraska representative of the North Central NELD (National Extension Leadership Development) program. Our meeting location has had some pretty amazing food, and one evening the Flat Iron Steak was an option.

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Did you know the Flat Iron (aka Top Blade Steak) was discovered by meat scientists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Florida, respectively? It comes from the shoulder. The Flat Iron is also the second most tender steak based on results of shear force testing with a Warner-Bratzler, and offers a great eating experience!

If you want to learn more about the beef carcass and meat cuts check out the UNL Bovine Myology and Muscle Profiling site.

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