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Knowing the Lesser-Known Cuts at Wellborn 2R Ranch - Wellborn 2R Beef

Knowing the Lesser-Known Cuts at Wellborn 2R Ranch

Dive into the flavorful world of Wellborn 2R Ranch's unique beef cuts. Our ranch prides itself on providing ethically-raised, grain-finished beef with a taste that's unmatched. From the field to your fork, discover why Wellborn beef is a cut above.

Bistro Steaks:

A hidden gem, the bistro steak comes from the chuck and is tender yet affordable. It's a versatile cut that's best enjoyed grilled to medium-rare perfection. At Wellborn, our meticulous grain-finishing process ensures each bistro steak is succulently rich in flavor.

Where It's Cut From: From the shoulder (chuck) of the cow, specifically the teres major muscle.

Why It's Special: It's as tender as a filet mignon but at a fraction of the price, offering both value and luxury.

Cooking Tips: Best served medium-rare and can be quickly grilled or pan-seared.

Tri-Tip Roast:

Hailing from the bottom sirloin, the tri-tip roast is a West Coast favorite known for its robust taste. Whether you're roasting or grilling, our tri-tip from Wellborn is a testament to our ranch's dedication to quality and flavor.

Where It's Cut From: The bottom sirloin subprimal cut.

Why It's Special: Known for its rich flavor and versatility.

Cooking Tips: Ideal for roasting or grilling; marinate then cook over indirect heat.

Flank Steak:

Sourced from the cow's abdominal muscles, the flank steak offers a meaty flavor with a firm texture. Marinate it to imbue flavors, then grill it hot and fast. Our grass-fed, grain-finished approach ensures a balance of lean muscle and marbling.

Where It's Cut From: The abdominal muscles or lower chest of the cow.

Why It's Special: It has a great blend of meaty flavor and firm texture.

Cooking Tips: Perfect for marinating and grilling, thinly slice against the grain.

Flat Iron Steak:

From the shoulder, this steak is second in tenderness only to the tenderloin. It's richly marbled and full of flavor, a prime example of Wellborn's commitment to exceptional beef.

Where It's Cut From: The shoulder of the cow.

Why It's Special: It's well-marbled and tender, second only to the filet mignon in tenderness.

Cooking Tips: Cook quickly on high heat to no more than medium-rare.

Top Round London Broil:

Lean yet flavorful, the top round is a versatile performer. Marinate, then broil or grill it, and you'll see why Wellborn beef is special — it's not just the cut, but how we raise and finish our cattle that sets us apart.

Where It's Cut From: From the rear leg of the cow.

Why It's Special: Lean and flavorful, it's often used for London broil.

Cooking Tips: Marinate and broil or grill, then slice thinly against the grain.

Cube Steak:

Tenderized from the top round or sirloin, cube steak is perfect for quick cooking. Wellborn's cube steaks reflect our heritage — rustic and robust, ready for a hearty meal.

Where It's Cut From: Cube steak is usually cut from the top round or sirloin and is tenderized through a pounding process.

Why It's Special: What makes cube steak special is its quick cooking time due to tenderization, making it a convenient choice for fast and flavorful meals.

Cooking Tips: This cut is perfect for breading and pan-frying for a classic country-fried steak. It can also be slow-cooked for tenderness in stews and casseroles.


At Wellborn 2R Ranch, each cut of beef tells a story of tradition, care, and rancher's pride. Our unique cuts aren't just delicious — they're a piece of our history, a representation of our ethos, and a direct connection to the land we cherish.

In this guide, we've explored the unique cuts of beef that make Wellborn 2R Ranch stand out. From the rich, buttery bistro steak to the robust tri-tip roast, each cut offers a unique taste and cooking experience. Remember, the secret to these cuts' exceptional quality lies not just in their part of the cow they come from, but also in how they're raised. At Wellborn, our grass-fed, grain-finished cattle are raised with care, ensuring that every steak, roast, and kabob is not only delicious but also responsibly sourced. Whether you're looking to impress at your next barbecue or simply want to enjoy a gourmet meal at home, Wellborn 2R Ranch has the perfect cut for you. So next time you're in the market for beef, consider trying something new and explore the lesser-known cuts for a truly exceptional culinary experience.

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