The Fattest Cuts of Beef

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Tonight, I'm having steak for dinner thanks to my stepdad who is treating us to dinner at one of his favorite steakhouses. This got me wondering what cuts of beef are the highest in calories and highest in fat. I also remembered seeing an article in the October issue of Muscle and Fitness magazine that talked about this very topic. I'll highlight the main points below.

Cuts of beef in order of fat content from low to high:

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Top Sirloin - (8 oz. raw) 306 calories, 50 grams protein, 11 grams fat

Flank - (8 oz. raw) 352 calories, 24 grams protein, 16 grams fat

Rib-Eye - (8 oz. raw) 592 calories, 40 grams protein, 48 grams fat

T-Bone - (8 oz. raw) 496 calories, 40 grams protein, 35 grams fat

Filet Mignon - (8 oz. raw) 592 calories, 40 grams protein, 48 grams fat

I'm so sad that my favorite cut (filet mignon) has the highest fat content. Good thing I don't eat it all the time. Knowing how much protein are in these particular cuts is good to know if you try to get most of your protein intake from lean cuts of meat. In this case, top sirloin looks like a good choice. According to the article, the higher calorie/higher fat cuts are best saved for low-carb days.

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