A Quick Tour of the Cheap, Flavorful Cuts

The tenderness of a high-end rib-eye steak is great, but it's the cheaper cuts of beef like flank steak, flap meat, skirt steak, and hanger steak that deliver the most flavor—and you won't miss the tenderness if you cut fine slices across the grain. Get leads on sources (they can be hard to find at the grocery store) and find out what preparations work best with each cut.

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