Pork Steak Cuts Explained

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RB-ultimate-guide-pork-chopsSlice it however you want, pig is yummy. I don’t think there was a need to rename the various cuts of pork chops after beef cuts since there are two types of carnivores on this planet–those who embrace the ham beast in all of its tasty glory, and those who don’t. Re-naming pork chops after cow cuts isn’t suddenly going to make people go, “Oh, it’s like a cow! It’s not cut from a pig anymore!”

The new designations do, however, make it easier to tell which type of pork chop is best for your tastes if you like to think in steak terms (I do; steak is also very yummy). Here’s a quick reference from the National Pork Board translating pork into steak.


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