Why We Love This
Hand selected and cut, these premium Angus beef steaks taste superb with just salt and pepper. Perfect as surf and turf or even just turf. It's that good.
About this item
- 100% grain-fed Angus beef
- Fresh, ever frozen
- Hand selected and cut
- USDA Choice
- Four steaks are included
USDA Choice Angus Beef Tenderloin Steak are a versatile and delicious addition to any weekly shopping list. USDA Choice is the second highest grade of U.S. beef available.
Cooking USDA Choice Angus Beef Tenderloin Steak
USDA Choice Angus Beef Tenderloin Steak is superb with just salt and pepper, as surf and turf or just on its own. This cut is best prepared using any dry heat cooking method including roasting, grilling and smoking. For best results, let the meat rest at room temperature before and after cooking. Season with salt, fresh pepper and your favorite spices.
What's the Difference Between Grain-Fed and Grass-Fed?
When it comes to red meat, quality is crucial and most health conscious consumers look for a "grass-fed" label. But to select the best burgers, steaks and jerky, here's what you really need to know: there is no USDA marketing standard for grass-fed meat, and independent certifications have varying criteria.
To proponents of grass-fed meat, the label indicates that the cattle have been fed only their mother's milk, grass and other greens throughout their lives with access to pastures during the growing season. Because there's no set standard, meat labeled as "grass-fed" could potentially be from cattle that only spent a relatively short time eating grass. Grain-fed meat does have more fat than grass-fed meat, offering a juicier, more marbled steak.
What Does USDA Choice Mean?
The grading system used by the United States Department of Agriculture determines the quality rating of beef based upon a complicated inspection system measuring the amount of marbling in the ribeye muscle portion and combines the maturity of the beef to determine the grade. The higher the ratio of marbling and the younger the beef, the higher the USDA grade. The fat marbling is what determines tenderness, juiciness and flavor, while the age of the beef determines texture as well as flavor. The highest grade is Prime, which is difficult to find in stores as only 2% of the beef produced in the U.S. meets such high criteria. USDA Choice is the second highest.