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sonofabutcher

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Cheap cuts of beef
« on: September 28, 2020, 04:37:25 PM »
These chuck eyes are hard to beat and almost identical to ribeye , but 1/2 the price. These 2 certified angus beef steaks were $10 @$6.99 lb. If you can source them Iím highly recommend it.


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Foster Dahlet

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Re: Cheap cuts of beef
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2020, 04:39:15 PM »
Chuck eye...how is marbling? Is it a lean cut?

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michaelmilitello

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Re: Cheap cuts of beef
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2020, 04:46:16 PM »
Chuck eye...how is marbling? Is it a lean cut?

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Itís the part of the chuck thatís closest to the ribeye, so itís well marbled. It can be slightly tougher.  Very flavorful.  Excellent cut. 


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sonofabutcher

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Re: Cheap cuts of beef
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2020, 04:47:19 PM »

Chuck eye...how is marbling? Is it a lean cut?

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itís marbled and tender like a ribeye. Itís actually where the ribeye starts on the chuck end and has a few inches of the spinalis in the cut. Extremely beefy and tender.


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sonofabutcher

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Cheap cuts of beef
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2020, 04:49:53 PM »
Here is a picture of another pack I got. Decent marbling and tender to the touch. The top steak where my thumb is  the spinalis part of the ribeye.


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« Last Edit: September 28, 2020, 04:59:53 PM by sonofabutcher »

Foster Dahlet

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Re: Cheap cuts of beef
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2020, 05:07:25 PM »

Chuck eye...how is marbling? Is it a lean cut?

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itís marbled and tender like a ribeye. Itís actually where the ribeye starts on the chuck end and has a few inches of the spinalis in the cut. Extremely beefy and tender.


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Thank you.  I will look for it.

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AZ2FL

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Re: Cheap cuts of beef
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2020, 05:11:39 PM »
I purchase whole boneless chuck rolls (18-24lbs) in a cryovac. I cut my own chuck roast, chuck steaks and stew meat. Trim is used for ground chuck.

Would I be able to cut chuck eyes from a boneless chuck roll?

Thanks

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sonofabutcher

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Re: Cheap cuts of beef
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2020, 05:52:10 PM »

I purchase whole boneless chuck rolls (18-24lbs) in a cryovac. I cut my own chuck roast, chuck steaks and stew meat. Trim is used for ground chuck.

Would I be able to cut chuck eyes from a boneless chuck roll?

Thanks

 Cheers
hereís a video to watch. Iíve never done it myself.

https://youtu.be/Q4JCybil58w


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sonofabutcher

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Cheap cuts of beef
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2020, 06:10:57 PM »
Normally I get Australian wagyu chuck eyes for $12.99 lb and theyíre  better than any prime ribeye out there. These CAB eyes arenít as tender and buttery as the wagyu but 1/2 the cost. Not sure how a lower grade cut compares. I know CAB is upper 2/3 choice .


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bbqking01

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Re: Cheap cuts of beef
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2020, 08:30:58 PM »
Most steak, if cut right, can be tender. aka Lodon broil.


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AZ2FL

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Re: Cheap cuts of beef
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2020, 11:55:58 PM »

I purchase whole boneless chuck rolls (18-24lbs) in a cryovac. I cut my own chuck roast, chuck steaks and stew meat. Trim is used for ground chuck.

Would I be able to cut chuck eyes from a boneless chuck roll?

Thanks

 Cheers
hereís a video to watch. Iíve never done it myself.

https://youtu.be/Q4JCybil58w


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Thanks for sharing the video.
At the one minute mark he cuts CE, it looks easy enough.

Iíll definitely cut chuck eyes with my next boneless chuck roll.

Cheers

JEBIV

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Re: Cheap cuts of beef
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2020, 03:00:58 AM »
Awesome info thanks Y'all
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Hoprock

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Re: Cheap cuts of beef
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2020, 12:59:10 PM »
Agree, one of our favorite cuts. FYI-Some butchers, Whole Foods comes to mind, will call it a Delmonico steak.
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Foster Dahlet

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Re: Cheap cuts of beef
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2020, 06:37:58 PM »
Since this post, I had two dinner parties where I cooked Chuck Eye steaks....10 one night, 12 on another.  Reverse seared them.  They came out perfect and everyone was amazed at how good Chuck Eye Steaks taste.  Thank you for the suggestion.  I am a convert

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HoosierKettle

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Re: Cheap cuts of beef
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2020, 03:07:07 AM »
Chuck eye is great. The oneís that my local grocery has are a bit tougher than ribeye but have excellent flavor. They are usually cut a little thinner and you donít notice the toughness as much. Iíll have to keep an eye out for some high quality chuck eye.


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