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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!
Most Popular Cuts Of Meat By State

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. 

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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…

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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.


Caribou backstrap


Flank steak

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Prime cut of sirloin

California Carne Asada


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.


Prime porterhouse




Hawaiian Red Veal tenderloin


Sirloin center steak


Chuck Roast for  Italian Beef

Indiana Pork Tenderloin


Pork Loin


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

Massachusetts Ribeye Roast


Ribeye Roast


Beef Frankfurter, Michigan is Famous for its Coney dog


Ground beef for Swedish Meatballs


Shoulder Steak


Spare Ribs

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Filet Mignon, Bison


Bone-in Rib-Eye-  Nebraska is the #2 Beef producer in the U.S.


Chuck Roast for Nevada famous BBQ

New Hampshire Sirloin Tips

New Hampshire

Sirloin tips

New Jersey

Pork Roll or Taylor Ham

New Mexico

Pork Shoulder, to make Carne Adovada

New York


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North Carolina

Pork Shoulder for that good ole BBQ

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North Dakota

Butcher’s steak


Spicy smoked sausage

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Oklahoma Cube Steak


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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Rhode Island

Flat Iron Steak

South Carolina

Lower loin pork chop

South Dakota



Pork butt

Texas Brisket




Lamb, loin from rack


Bottom round


Leg cut of Pork, Ham


Spinalis (cap of the ribeye)

West Virginia

Bottom round


Beef Tenderloin


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.

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Shawn Hill

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