Cutting instructions / options
when ordering a quarter or a side of beef
Here’s a chart for reference www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/cuts/cut-charts
Choices (* indicates our recommendation):
How many lbs of hamburger in a package? 1 lbs or 1.5* lbs or 2 lbs
How many lbs of stew meat in a package? 1 lbs or 1.5* lbs or 2 lbs
How big do you want your roasts? 3-4 lbs; 4-6 lbs
Rib—choose one of:
Rib Steak with bone in _____
or Rib Eye Steak* ______
or Rib Roast ______
Round steaks (will be large steak including outer, eye and inner together) ____
Round Roasts ____
Or by Specific request: Eye of Round Roast* or steaks_____
Inner Round Roasts ____ or Steaks _____
Outer Round Roasts ____ or Steaks _____
T-bone steaks (the T-Bone steak is the tenderloin and new york strips together) ____
or Porterhouse steaks (like T-bone but larger piece of tenderloin attached) ____
or Tenderloin* (as medallions or as roast) and New York Strip Steaks* _____
Chuck (sometimes called Blade)
(can do half grind/half steaks or roasts)
Chuck Roast _____
or Chuck Steaks _____
or Grind for hamburger _____
Cross Rib roasts included
Included: sirloin steaks and sirloin tip roasts
Included: rump roasts
Short Ribs: yes or no?
Stew Meat: yes or no?
Minute steaks: yes or no?
Soup bones: yes or no? dog bones: yes or no?
Organ meats: liver, kidney, heart, tongue (these need to be ordered prior to butchering, so if ordering late may not be guaranteed)
Other cuts you don’t see mentioned here can likely be had by special request.
Other options with additional cost:
Fresh Sausage + $1.95/lb (minimum 20 lbs)
Smoked Sausage + $2.45/lb (minimum 20 lbs) can choose either pepperoni or garlic sausage; some pork trim will be added in at additional cost as well
Jerky + $5.75/lb (will use the eye of round)
Hamburger patties + $1.00/lb
* OUR RECOMMENDATIONS
1.5 lbs hamburger packages
1.5 lbs stew packages
4-6 lbs roasts (good size for family; if couple or single may want 3-4 lbs)
Steaks will come 2 per pack except sirloin will be 1 per pack (it’s larger) unless otherwise requested
Recommended steak cuts (these do not require marinating, just sprinkle a little salt and pepper and throw them on the grill):
• Tenderloin medallions (or get tenderloin roast)
• New York strip
• Rib eye
+ Flank Steak, which should be marinated
• Eye of round roast, inner and outer rounds as either roasts or steaks
• Sirloin tip
• Cross Rib
• Chuck Roast
Notes re: 1/4 Beef
The butcher charges an extra $12 for splitting a half.
Certain cuts are not available in every quarter because there is only 1 per half:
• Eye of Round Roast (can be steaks)
• Tenderloin Roast (can be medallions)
• Flank steak
The butcher requires a large order to make jerky, so this is not available for quarters.
Lots of info! Let us know if you have questions or need guidance.