A fashionable steak, having being showcased in recent years by top restaurants, but long a staple of weekly shops at the butchers. The key to its new found popularity is its outstanding flavour, especially when cooked fast and rare, before being thinly sliced. Boasting outstanding value, the Flat Iron is a great introduction to how good our steaks are.
Chuck comes from around the shoulders and is often sold pre-diced to be used in certain dishes. The shoulders are one of the hardest working parts of the animal, so chuck can be quite tough if not cooked correctly. Because it has a good fat and tissue content which needs to be broken down, chuck steak is usually used in stews, casseroles or pies, which are cooked for over an hour.