Cut from the larger of the chuck shoulder roast, this steak is usually no more than an inch in thickness. Typically weighing in around 10 ounces this steak usually has very little fat. Like other steaks of the chuck primal, this steak has loads of flavor but tends to be tough. This is an excellent steak for braising but is equally great on the grill if it has been properly marinated and isn't cooked much beyond medium. Overcooking this steak will lead to a dry and tough cut of beef. The center cut of this steak is known as a ranch steak.
Also Known as: Chuck Clod Arm Steak, Cut Steak, ranch steak (center cut), Shoulder Center Steak, Shoulder Petite