Are you curious to know what the most popular cut of meat is in your home state?
Well, you’re in the right place!
In this guide, you’ll learn:
- The most popular cut of meat sorted by state
- A few fun facts
- And much more!
Choose Your State
“This Land is Your Land”, a song written in the 40’s by Woody Guthrie and sung by many famous people, is a song about inclusion and equality.
Add Guthrie’s song, some fireworks and there you have an American tradition.
This land is your land and this land is my land
From California to the New York island
From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me.
Admit it now, you’re humming the song.
This great country we call America, this land that we love, was made for you and meat.
Go ahead and cringe at the dad joke.
We can’t forget the meat. Just like the song, we will include each state and take a look to see if all cuts of meat are created equal.
Now on to the meat of the article…
The Most Popular Cuts of Meat by State
Although not your typical cut of meat, the most popular cut of meat in Alabama is anything ground up.
Alabama is known for their AMAZING meatloaf, but not your run-of-the-mill meatloaf, enjoy this ground delicacy with any ground meat.
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Prime cut of sirloin
The meat motto in California: “If it bleeds it feeds.” The most popular cut of meat in California is carne asada.
Denver/Zabuton cut of beef (cut between rib- eye and New York Strip).
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Wagyu steak is the most popular meat in Connecticut.
Scrapple is the most popular meat in Delaware.
Scapple is hog offal, such as the head, heart, liver, and other trimmings, which are boiled with any bones attached (often the entire head), to make a broth.
Once cooked, bones and fat are removed, the meat is reserved, and (dry) cornmeal is boiled in the broth to make a mush.
Hawaiian Red Veal tenderloin
Sirloin center steak
Chuck Roast for Italian Beef
Pork Tenderloin, Iowa is the top pork producer in the US.
Brisket, burnt ends
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Chuck roast, made into the delicious Kentucky Burgoo
Andouille sausage for Gumbo
Filet Mignon to be pared with Lobster for Surf and Turf
Top Round, to be transformed into Pit beef
Beef Frankfurter, Michigan is Famous for its Coney dog
Ground beef for Swedish Meatballs
Filet Mignon, Bison
Bone-in Rib-Eye- Nebraska is the #2 Beef producer in the U.S.
Chuck Roast for Nevada famous BBQ
Pork Roll or Taylor Ham
Pork Shoulder, to make Carne Adovada
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Pork Shoulder for that good ole BBQ
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Spicy smoked sausage
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Cube steak, to be made into country fried steak
Bone-in Lamb shoulder for stew
Top Round, for that famous Philly cheesesteak
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Flat Iron Steak
Lower loin pork chop
Lamb, loin from rack
Leg cut of Pork, Ham
Spinalis (cap of the ribeye)
Turkducken- made by stuffing a chicken inside a duck, then a duck inside a turkey – invented in Wyoming
As you travel our amazing country, A-W, this land was made for you and meat.