Alt Names: Sirloin Roast, Petite Sirloin Steak, Loin Ball Tip Steak
French : Bas de surlonge | Spanish: Centro de falda
THE BASICS & BEYOND
Ball tip is a boneless cut from the top of the hip bone. It’s very lean and less tender than higher quality steaks. However, with some culinary finesse, such as tenderizing via marinade, or slow-cooking, this cut can deliver satisfying entrées and great value. Consider rubs, marinades and sauces (including BBQ sauces) as tenderizing tactics.Schedule A Cutting
Janet Bourbon, Sterling Silver Chef
“Customer expectations are higher than ever. People travel more, and they have more information about food.”
History of the Cut
Long known as a stewing beef, this budget-friendly cut is finding much more menu diversity in the hands of chefs who are willing to accommodate its less-tender but classic beef attributes.
Grill / Broil / Skillet / Roast / Smoke / Stew / Sous Vide
In The Kitchen
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.
Dining Trends in 2023
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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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Rib Primal Culinary Chat with Chef Nick Unangst | Listen Now!
In the latest episode of In The Kitchen With Sterling Silver, Chef Nick Unangst, advisor and partner with SERG Restaurant Group in Hilton Head, South Carolina, as well a Sterling Silver Signature Chef, joins Chef Pete Geoghegan to discuss some tantalizing ways to prepare and menu cuts from the rib primal.
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