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Old 08-05-2012, 08:51 PM   #1
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Butt Flap Meat

"Bottom Sirloin Butt Flap Meat" is a cut of meat that's very popular around here for grilling. In New England we call it sirloin tips.

It looks like this raw and grilled. It's always heavily marinated, teriyaki marinade is a favorite. It has a loose grain texture similar to skirt steak. It's a continuation of the flank steak in the vicinity of the tri-tip.

It's most often sold as seen here but could also serve as a fajita or stir-fry meat. If braised it would fall apart to shreds like pulled pork.

I'm just posting this as I had some at a cookout yesterday and was curious about it and looked it up. I suspect it sells a lot better as sirloin tips than it would as butt flap meat. Imagine seeing it on the menu in a restaurant and ordering. "Yes, I'll have the butt flap meat medium rare, please"

It's a tasty cut but texture is an issue for me so I don't buy it for myself.

Have you had this cut outside New England and what do you call it?
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Called sirloin tip here too. I don't buy it often either. When I DO buy it, its usually for either boeuf bourguignon or for fajitas.
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When I've seen it, which is very rarely, it's been labeled as flap steak. I agree that a cut labeled "butt flap meat" would probably not be a real hot seller. It sounds like something you might see hanging out of a pair of those old-fashioned long johns with the flap in the rear. Not a pretty picture.
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When I've seen it, which is very rarely, it's been labeled as flap steak. I agree that a cut labeled "butt flap meat" would probably not be a real hot seller. It sounds like something you might see hanging out of a pair of those old-fashioned long johns with the flap in the rear. Not a pretty picture.

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I've seen something called "pointe de surlonge", which would be sirloin point, literally translated into English. Okay, Google says that's sirloin tip. But it doesn't look like your "butt flap meat". It's a much larger, chunkier piece of beef. I get it at Costco and use it for roasts and stuff cut into strips or chunks.
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Sirloin tips here too.
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I've seen something called "pointe de surlonge", which would be sirloin point, literally translated into English. Okay, Google says that's sirloin tip. But it doesn't look like your "butt flap meat". It's a much larger, chunkier piece of beef. I get it at Costco and use it for roasts and stuff cut into strips or chunks.
Exactly. I don't believe it's the same cut. Sirloin tip to me is a roast, whereas flap meat is like Andy's picture, i.e. something that is coarsely grained and more closely resembles a flank steak.
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If it's a sirloin tip roast it looks like this. It's not the same cut.
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Butt Flap Meat "Bottom Sirloin Butt Flap Meat" is a cut of meat that's very popular around here for grilling. In New England we call it sirloin tips. It looks like this raw and grilled. It's always heavily marinated, teriyaki marinade is a favorite. It has a loose grain texture similar to skirt steak. It's a continuation of the flank steak in the vicinity of the tri-tip. It's most often sold as seen here but could also serve as a fajita or stir-fry meat. If braised it would fall apart to shreds like pulled pork. I'm just posting this as I had some at a cookout yesterday and was curious about it and looked it up. I suspect it sells a lot better as sirloin tips than it would as butt flap meat. Imagine seeing it on the menu in a restaurant and ordering. "Yes, I'll have the butt flap meat medium rare, please" It's a tasty cut but texture is an issue for me so I don't buy it for myself. Have you had this cut outside New England and what do you call it? 3 stars 1 reviews
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