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What is the difference between this beef???

Posted by eileenlaunonen (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 1, 10 at 12:22

Im not to familiar... so I figured someone here could explain the difference between Chuck Blade Steak,Beef Chuck Stew Meat,Beef Chuck Roast. Are they the same but cut/butchered differently. My local store has all on sale for 2.69 a pound. Im cooking for a crowd and wanted to make Steak Pizziola my SIL Italian family uses chuck for this dish oppose to the Rib Eye which is way too expensive when cooking for a large crowd. TIA

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RE: What is the difference between this beef???

Well, I have no idea what steak pizziola is, so I can't conjecture about what would work in that, but I can tell you the difference in your "chucks", at least what the difference would be here in Michigan if I were getting beef cut.

Chuck is chuck is chuck, kind of, at least it all comes from the same part of the steer, the front shoulder section.

Chuck blade steak is thinner, has that bone, and is close to the ribs, making it a little more tender than other chuck cuts. Sometimes stores cut something called "chuck eye" out of this piece because it is more tender. Chuck roast is a thicker piece of meat, usually, i.e., it's a roast and not a steak. It's a bit further "forward" on the shoulder and not quite as tender. Beef chuck stew meat is simply any part of the "chuck" or shoulder, cut into cubes of a good size for stew. Frankly, they are usually the chunks that are left after the steaks and roasts are cut although they can also be the smaler pieces of steak or roast that aren't pretty enough for packaging and sale as another cut.

Good luck, I hope this helps.


RE: What is the difference between this beef???

I had lunch at Bravo Italian Restaurant today and one of the items on the menu was Steak Pizzaiola. However, I ordered Asparagus Frittata and a house salad instead which was wonderful. I had never heard of the steak dish until I saw it on this forum last week. Just thought it was an interesting coincidence.


RE: What is the difference between this beef???

ANNIE: Thank you ...your info was very helpful & appreciated

RE: What is the difference between this beef???

Eileen, you are so welcome.

Jude, asparagus frittata sounds really good, I'm waiting impatiently for it to be asparagus season here.


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