Alt Names: Pastrami Navel, Beef Belly, Beef Navel
French: Navelle | Spanish: Aletilla
THE BASICS & BEYOND
A large, boneless cut from the plate primal, navel has a lot in common with both beef brisket and pork belly. Very much on trend, use navel to create your own brisket-style beef belly, or make your own beef bacon. (Guests will love it!) Or simply trim, rub and smoke it … BBQ style!Schedule A Cutting
Stephen Giunta, Sterling Silver Chef
“This is a good time to be a chef, a great time to be a foodie. It’s a time of contrasts: healthy and decadent; exotic and affordable; user-friendly and crafted; comforting but surprising.”
Some chefs might say that if you love experimentation, and have beef navel, then you’re morally obligated to try making beef bacon. After all, the navel (beef belly) is the equivalent of pork belly.
Smoke / Roast / Braise / Sous Vide
In The Kitchen
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On the final installment of the Primal Series, Chef Pete Geoghegan welcomes Chef Jesse Moore, Cargill Corporate Chef, to In The Kitchen With Sterling Silver. The round primal is the topic, and the two will discuss incredibly delicious ways restaurants can use these value cuts on their menus.
Reviewing the Round Primal | Listen Now!
Chef Pete Geoghegan has taken us from the front to the back of the cow in his informative, 10-part look at beef primals. Now, he tackles the final primal with a robust review of the round. This lean, well-worked muscle features many economical cuts that, with some effort, can result in delicious dishes with incredible beef flavor.
A Recap of Our 2023 Signature Chef Dine-Around
Recently, we invited our Sterling Silver Signature Chefs on a tasting journey to explore traditional flavors, trending ingredients and unique preparation methods while enjoying beef up and down the menu. We ventured to beautiful Vancouver where we indulged on global cuisines in all types of settings, from street food to fine dining. Here’s a look at the specialty fare we experienced.
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Loin Primal Culinary Chat with Chef Michael Siehien | Listen Now!
Chef Michael Siehien, long-time Sterling Silver Signature Chef and owner of the Bedford Social Club in Bedford, Virginia, joins Chef Pete Geoghegan on the latest episode of In The Kitchen With Sterling Silver to discuss preparing and serving the wonderful, mouth-watering cuts of the loin primal.
A Look Into the Loin Primal | Listen Now!
Containing special cuts like T-bones, porterhouses, tenderloins, sirloins and strip steaks, the loin is our next spotlight primal. As our ten-part series continues on In The Kitchen With Sterling Silver, Chef Pete Geoghegan goes in-depth on a primal filled with steakhouse classics, as well as other intriguing cuts.
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