Is this a NYS or Ribeye?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by flbobecu, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. flbobecu

    flbobecu Smoking Fanatic

    I was cutting some steaks from a rib eye roast, and this is how the first one turned out. It appears to be cut like a NY strip, more than a rib eye. Or at least has the same shape. This was near the end, so I was wondering if near the middle the steaks would cut more like a rib eye. 

    The rib eyes I have been eating were more "round" in shape, not long and thin, like a NYS. 

    What do you guys think? Is it something I may have been doing? (just cutting to desired thickness..)

  2. flbobecu

    flbobecu Smoking Fanatic

    I would think so too. Maybe I meant to ask is if it's a rib eye in the shape/form of a NYS. I'm not too sure how to ask the question.. 

    I was watching a video where a guy was cutting his short loin, and got rib eyes "shapes/form". I'm just a little confused.. It's no big deal, but I'm curious - that's all. :)
  3. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hopefully Pops will be by shortly and give you the straight dope.  Until he does that and makes me look silly, I am going to take a stab at it.

    My GUESS is that was cut from the loin end of the standing rib roast.  The round portion in the middle has a definite rib look to it.  Also the shape of the fat looks a little ribby to me.  My guess that the "new york" shape of it is because it was cut from the end of the rib that is nearest to the short loin.

    Come on Pops, give us the real story.  LOL
  4. ballagh

    ballagh Smoking Fanatic

    Definetly a Rib-Eye steak.  Looks like it was cut off the end or the roast.
  5. flbobecu

    flbobecu Smoking Fanatic

    It's an end piece. I wasn't sure if the middle will be more "ribeye" traditional look, or not. Figured I'd ask.. :)
  6. flbobecu

    flbobecu Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks. :)
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now that looks like a rib-eye to me too. Now you don't know how the meat cutter did that day. Maybe that's why it looks like a strip. He didn't cut to close to the bone. That's why I try to do as much of my own butchering as I can. But I'm not a Pop's or some of the other meat cutters we have here. 
  8. flbobecu

    flbobecu Smoking Fanatic

    Problem is - "I" was the meat cutter today. [​IMG]

    Trying to figure out what I had done wrong, if anything. I just cut to desired thickness.. Am I supposed to do something else?
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2010
  9. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Its most certainly a Ribeye...Like was said earlier it was cut from the end closest to the shortloin.

    With different breeds of cattle you will get subtle differences in the shape of the muscles. Some more round and plump some more long and lean.  Kinda like people we dont look all the same.[​IMG]  So dont worry looks like an awesome steak no matter what you want to call it.

  10. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    if NY's were marbled like that i would like NY's............
  11. flbobecu

    flbobecu Smoking Fanatic

    They are. [​IMG]  And better. 

    Although about 6x more a pound than what I paid for that Prime pictured. 
  12. flbobecu

    flbobecu Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks, SOB. [​IMG]
  13. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I certainly would never want to make you look silly!  You are right, and as is SOB, it's cut from the rib but the rib is flatter because of the steer's conformity.  It's a beautifully marbled piece of meat and should eat very well; I'd be glad to try some for you![​IMG]

  14. Did you smoke those bad boys then or grill them? [​IMG]
  15. flbobecu

    flbobecu Smoking Fanatic

    Going to be grilled. Going to try it kinda like "black and blue" but a tiny bit more rare. 
  16. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    that ain't no normal strip..........

  17. sloweredcivic

    sloweredcivic Smoke Blower

    That looks like some Kobe beef..... And what ever your steak is it will loook better cooked!!!!


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