Most Popular Cuts of Meat by State

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…

Read More: Everything You Need To Know About Texas Style Smoked Beef Brisket 

The Most Popular Cuts of Meat by State

Alabama

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.

Alaska

Caribou backstrap

Arizona

Flank steak

Read More: How To Tell If Steak Is Bad (5 Simple Steps)

Arkansas 

Prime cut of sirloin

California Carne Asada

California

The meat motto in California: “If it bleeds it feeds.” The most popular cut of meat in California is carne asada.

Colorado

Denver/Zabuton cut of beef (cut between rib- eye and New York Strip).

Read More: 5 Best Flat Top Grill (2021 Review)

Connecticut 

Wagyu steak is the most popular meat in Connecticut.

Delaware

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.

Florida

Prime porterhouse

Georgia

Ribeye

Hawaii

Hawaiian Red Veal tenderloin

Idaho

Sirloin center steak

Illinois

Chuck Roast for  Italian Beef

Indiana Pork Tenderloin

Indiana

Pork Loin

Iowa

Pork Tenderloin, Iowa is the top pork producer in the US.

Kansas

Brisket, burnt ends

Read More: Best Wood For Smoking Brisket

Kentucky

Chuck roast, made into the delicious Kentucky Burgoo

Louisiana

Andouille sausage for Gumbo

Maine

Filet Mignon to be pared with Lobster for Surf and Turf

Maryland

Top Round, to be transformed into Pit beef

Massachusetts Ribeye Roast

Massachusetts

Ribeye Roast

Michigan

Beef Frankfurter, Michigan is Famous for its Coney dog

Minnesota

Ground beef for Swedish Meatballs

Mississippi

Shoulder Steak

Missouri

Spare Ribs

Read More: Best Wood For Smoking Ribs or Top 5 Best Dry Rubs For Ribs (2021 Review)

Montana

Filet Mignon, Bison

Nebraska

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

Nevada

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

Brisket

Read More: How To Reheat Brisket Without Drying It Out

North Carolina

Pork Shoulder for that good ole BBQ

Read More: Best Wood Smoking For Pulled Pork

North Dakota

Butcher’s steak

Ohio

Spicy smoked sausage

Read More: Best Smokers For Beginners (2021 Review)

Oklahoma Cube Steak

Oklahoma

Cube steak, to be made into country fried steak

Oregon

Bone-in Lamb shoulder for stew

Pennsylvania

Top Round, for that famous Philly cheesesteak

Read More: How To Clean Your Flat Top Grill

Rhode Island

Flat Iron Steak

South Carolina

Lower loin pork chop

South Dakota

Ribeye

Tennessee

Pork butt

Texas Brisket

Texas

Brisket

Utah

Lamb, loin from rack

Vermont

Bottom round

Virginia

Leg cut of Pork, Ham

Washington

Spinalis (cap of the ribeye)

West Virginia

Bottom round

Wisconsin

Beef Tenderloin

Wyoming

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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