Steak Round (Top Or Bottom)
Protein Power: 23 g per 3 oz. (cooked) serving
Steak round provides the perfect balance of flavor and protein. This cut is taken from just inside the hind leg, meaning it’s a bit juicier than the tougher cuts of meat that come from a more muscle-laden leg.
Round manages to provide one gram of protein for every 7 calories, whereas fattier cuts of beef, such as rib eye, delivers roughly 1 gram of protein for every 11 calories. Tender, delicious, and significantly lean!
Oh, and did I mention that round happens to be one of the more price-friendly cuts of beef? It’s what’s for dinner!
Need to Know: Leaner cuts of steak like round and loin will become drier than the Sahara with overcooking, so prepare them quickly over high heat to just medium-rare. Try smothering with salt, pepper, and garlic powder before laying them atop a searing hot pan or open flame.