Beef Round Common Cuts and Other Names
Boneless Full-cut Steak regular or thin-cut
Bone-in Full-cut Steak
Boneless Top Round Steak regular-thick-cut or thin-cut
Sandwich Steak, Breakfast Steak
Boneless Top Round Roast
Boneless Bottom Round Steak regular or thin-cut
Boneless Bottom Round Roast
Eye of Round Steak regular or thin-cut
Boneless Eye of Round Roast
Bonelesss Rump Roast
Boneless Melon-cut Rump Roast
Boneless Cubed Steak
Boneless Stew-meat regular and extra lean
Ground Beef regular (30% fat or less)-lean (22% fat or less)-extra-lean (15% fat or
Beef cuts from the round are located in the rear portion of the carcass,
Because of the limited quantity of marbling, round cuts benefit from a moist, slow cooking method such as braising in order to produce the most tender and
|Sub-Primal Cut||Retail Cuts||Description|
|Bottom Round||Bottom Round Roast||The bottom round is the outside muscle of the upper leg.
The bottom round may be used as an oven roast if it is of the best
quality and it is not overcooked, but it is much better if it is
|Bottom Round Steak(Swiss Steak)||The bottom round steak is often referred to as a Swiss
steak (as is a chuck arm steak).
|Standing Rump RoastBoneless Rump Roast||The rump roast is another beef cut that can be a bit tough, especially if it is roasted in the oven.
It is much better when it is pot-roasted. A rump roast that has not been boned is known as a
standing rump roast. A boneless rump roast is sometimes sold as is or
it may be rolled and tied before it is packaged and sold.
|Eye Round||Eye Round Roast||The eye round is the eye muscle of the bottom round.
The eye round roast is boneless and can be a bit tough, so it is best to
cook it with a moist heat process such as braising.
|Eye Round Steak||The eye round steak is cut from the eye round roast.|
|Top Round||Top Round Roast||The top round is the inside muscle of the upper leg.
The top round roast is obtained from the top round.
|Top Round Steak
|The top round steak is a thick steak that is cut from the top round roast. A thinner steak cut from the top round roast is simply called a round steak.London Broil is the name sometimes given to a top round steak, but it is more often cut from the flank primal.|
|Round Tip||Round Tip Roast
|The round tip is found on the front of the leg from the hip to the knee. It is next to the sirloin tri-tip so it is a bit more tender than other round cuts. It may be oven roasted if it is of top quality and it is often cut into pieces for use as kabob meat.|
|Round Tip Steak||The round tip steak is cut from the untrimmed round tip roast. If the steak is obtained from the trimmed roast, it is known as a trimmed tip steak or a ball tip steak.|
|Other||Ground Round(Ground Beef)||Lean trim from the round can be ground, which may be
labeled as extra-lean ground beef 85% lean