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Mystery meat - Please help me...

Full tummy May 10, 2009 09:48 AM

I found this in my freezer, unlabelled. I purchased it a couple of months ago from a farmers' market. I know it's beef, but I don't know what cut(s) it is and, therefore, how I should cook it.

There are quite a few meat masters on Chowhound. Please help???

  1. Jen76 May 10, 2009 09:57 AM

    How much does it weigh? I'm not a meat master, but it kinda looks like a chuck steak.

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    1. re: Jen76
      Full tummy May 10, 2009 10:00 AM

      I have two of them, and hey each way a about 1.75 pounds. It was quite cheap, on sale, so perhaps you're right...

      1. re: Full tummy
        Jen76 May 10, 2009 10:05 AM

        Well, whatever it is, it doesn't look -to me- like the type of cut you'd cook quickly. Time to braise!

    2. k
      KTinNYC May 10, 2009 10:05 AM

      Looks like chuck steak. There are lots of different things you could do with it, trim it out and grind it for burgers, cube it for stews, or you can marinate and grill. It just depends on what you like best and what the weather is like in your region. Do a google search or just ask for specific recipes.

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      1. re: KTinNYC
        Full tummy May 10, 2009 10:10 AM

        Thanks for your help Jen76 and KT!!!

      2. k
        krbtv May 10, 2009 10:56 AM

        Looks like Chuck to me too.

        1. Full tummy May 10, 2009 11:32 AM

          Thanks, everybody!!! I cut it up, removed some of the fat and gristle (our dogs are very happy!!!) -- don't worry, I left some fat!!! -- browned it, and am now braising in the oven with wine, veggies, etc., to make a stew. Already smells delicious!!!

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