Meat Cuts

Our mobile app contains detailed butcher's breakdowns for Beef, Chicken, Pork and Lamb.  In total the app contains over 200 meat cuts.  It most cases the primal cuts are shown which reveal many of the derived cuts.

Beef Meat Cuts

For most cuts you find at your local butcher the animal is first divided into a series of primal cuts.  The primal cuts form the basis from which the 'steaks' and other subdivisions are cut.  The term ‘primal cut‘ is not to be confused with ‘prime cut’ which is used to characterise meat of a higher quality.

The following cut diagram show’s a common pattern of primal cuts in the USA, other countries may divide the animal differently as culture and tradition dictate.

In addition to the major muscle cuts there are many offal cuts that can be sourced from the animal as well.  

Beef meat cuts   Beef offal cuts

Complete list of beef cuts:
Arm Roast, Arm Steak, Back Ribs, Bible Tripe, Blade Minute Steak, Blade Roast, Blade Steak, Bone-In blade steak, Bone-in Strip Steak, Boneless Rolled Rump Roast, Boneless Shin, Bottom-Round Roast, Brain, Brisket First Cut, Brisket Front Cut, Butt Fillet, Cheek, Chuck, Chuck 7-Bone Pot Roast, Chuck 7-Bone Steak, Chuck Eye Roast, Chuck Eye Steak, Chuck Short Ribs, Coulotte Steak, Country-style Chuck Ribs, Cross-Rib Roast, Eye of Round, Eye Round, Flank Steak, Flat Iron Steak, Flat Tripe, Flat-Bone Sirloin Steak, Ground Beef, Hanger Steak, Heart, Honeycomb Tripe, Hoof, Kidney, Knuckle Medallion, Liver, Lower Intestines, Oxtail, Pin-Bone Sirloin Steak, Ranch Steak, Rib Eye Roast, Rib Eye Steak, Rib Roast, Rib Steak, Rolled Brisket, Round Steak, Round-Bone Sirloin Steak, Rump Centre Steak, Rump Medallion, Rump Minute Steak, Rump Roast, Rump Steak, Shin Bone-in, Short Ribs, Shoulder Tender, Sierra Cut, Sirloin Flap, Sirloin Roast, Sirloin Steak, Sirloin Tip Center Steak, Sirloin Tip Side Steak, Small Intestines, Spleen, Stew Beef, Stir-fry Strips, Strip Roast, Strip Steak, Sweetbreads, T-Bone, Tenderloin Steak, Tendon, Testicles, Tongue, Top-Round Steak, Topside Minute Steak, Topside Roast, Topside Steak, Tri-Tip, Underblade Steak, Uterus, Wedge-Bone Sirloin Steak

Chicken Meat Cuts

The most common type of poultry, chicken is universally eaten across all cultures.  Its prevalence is attributed to the fact that almost the entire animal is editable.

Chicken cuts Chicken offal cuts

Complete list of chicken cuts:
Breast, Cockscomb, Drumstick, Feet, Gizzard, Heart, Kidney, Liver, Neck, Oyster, Tail, Tenderloin, Testicles, Thigh, Wing

Lamb Meat Cuts

Lamb, hogget and mutton are terms for the meat from the domestic sheep at different ages.  Lamb cuts are derived from 10 major primal from which the lesser cuts are sourced.

Lamb cuts    Lamb organs

Complete list of lamb cuts:
Backstrap, Boneless Blade Chop, Brains, Butterfly Steak, Cubed Lamb, Denver Ribs, Eye of Loin, Feet, Filet, Frenched Cutlet, Frenched Rack, Ground Lamb, Heart, Kidneys, Knuckle, Lamb Drumstick, Lamb Shank, Leg of Lamb, Leg Steak, Liver, Loin Chop, Loin Roast, Lungs, Neck Chop, Neck Roast, Rib Chop, Rib Roast, Rolled Boneless Breast, Rolled Boneless Leg, Rolled Boneless Shoulder Roast, Rump, Shank-Half Roast, Short Loin Saddle, Shoulder Arm Chop, Shoulder Blade Chop, Shoulder Rack, Shoulder Roast, Silverside, Sirloin Chop, Sirloin-Half Roast, Spareribs, Spleen, Sweetbreads, Tenderloin, Testicles, Tongue, Topside, Tripe, Whole Breast

Pork Meat Cuts

Pork is the most commonly consumed meat worldwide and commonly prepared freshly cooked and preserved (smoked hams, bacon & sausage).  Pork is well known for being able to be used from nose-to-tail.  

Pork cuts    Pig organs

Complete list of Pork cuts
Back Bacon, Bacon Square, Belly, Brain, Caul Fat, Cheek, Collar Joint, Collar Steak, Cottage Bacon, Country Style Ribs, Ear, Fatback, Ground Pork, Ham Butt End, Ham Shank End, Heart, Hock, Kidneys, Knuckle, Large Intestines, Leg, Liver, Loin Back Ribs, Loin Blade Roast, Loin Blade Steak, Loin Joint Rack, Loin Steak, Lung, Picnic Bacon, Rib Chop, Ruffle Fat, Salt Pork , Shin Bone-in, Shoulder Arm Picnic, Shoulder Blade Roast, Shoulder Blade Steak, Side Bacon, Skin, Slab bacon, Small Intestines, Smoked Leg, Snout, Spareribs, Spleen, T-Bone, Tail, Tenderloin, Tendon, Testicles, Tongue, Trotter, Uterus, Valentine Steak