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How the flat iron steak got its name.

Posted by the Ogeechee Butcher on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, In : knowledge 
Hey everyone! Well this steak's name is fairly simple to explain but its history is interesting. This steak has begun to gain quite a fallowing here in the US lately. So much so that you can now find it in some major steak house restaurants. But over a decade ago this piece of meat was considered a "junk" or grind piece. (This means it was cut off and considered trimmings that would become ground meat.) But years ago many research dollars were spent to find "new" cuts that could help boost sa...
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