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Food 101: Beef Cuts

BEEF COULOTTE is a flavourful, marbled cut from the sirloin. Best cut into steaks then grilled or broiled, can also be sautéed or stir-fried.

Best known as Picanha steak, very popular in South American cooking. 

OUTSIDE SKIRT BEEF is cut from the plate and has a rich, beefy flavour. Popular in South American cooking, it is best marinated and grilled, then sliced against the grain. Often seen in fajitas and arrachera dishes.

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BEEF SIRLOIN FLAP is cut from the sirloin near the belly and is tender, versatile and economical. It has a coarse grain similar to skirt steak, and can be used for fajitas, stir-fry, cut into kebabs or sirloin tips