Top (Inside) Round

Also Known As: Beef Round, Top (Inside); Inside Round

This cut comes from the inside of the rear leg and is very lean. It can be fabricated into steaks, which benefit from tenderization or marination, but is commonly roasted and sliced for Roast Beef.
Butcher's Note

Given the name “Top” because anatomically it is located directly above the Bottom Round and the Eye of Round in the Round primal.

Where This Cut Comes From:

Round Primal

Round Primal | Primal Cut

Home to lean, inexpensive cuts that come from the rump and hind legs. The muscles in this area are used for movement, so the beef is leaner and less tender. Often sold as roasts, steaks for marinating or Ground Beef.

Explore This Primal

Cuts From This Subprimal

A lean roast that should be slow-cooked to improve its tenderness and then sliced thinly across the grain.

Thick and versatile weekday cut. Typically broiled or slow-cooked to bring out its best.

Thin, lean muscle that covers the Top Round. Can be used as an alternative to Skirt or Flank Steaks. Benefits from tenderization.

Small, lean, fairly tender muscle often removed from the front side of the Top Round.

A simple, lean cut for a lighter steak experience. Marinate and grill quickly over high heat.

Steak cut from the thin, lean muscle that covers the Top Round. Can be used as an alternative to Skirt or Flank Steaks. Benefits from tenderization.

Supply Chain Information

shot_3_openmeatcase_4089.jpg

beef faq's

We all know beef tastes great – but did you know that beef can be good for you, too? Check out some answers to your most pressing questions when it comes to incorporating beef into a heart-healthy lifestyle.

Learn More

PIC_Bear_Valley_Ranch_008.jpg

rethink the ranch

Much has changed since the days of cowboys, cattle drives and the Old West. Today, it's more about drones, apps and computers. Join us as we travel across the country talking to real, modern ranchers.

Learn More

shot_10_momcooking_primavera_2446.jpg

cooking lessons

Curious about the best way to braise a roast? Want to know how to make a delicious stir-fry or perfectly brown Ground Beef? Our cooking lessons have everything that you need!

Learn More

rancher-recipe-farmous-lasagna-horizontal.tif

rancher recipes

Crafted by ranchers across America, these recipes are flavorful, nutritious and proven to satisfy the heartiest of appetites.

see recipes