Square-Cut Chuck

Also Known As: Chuck Flat; Chuck Meat Square

This cut is composed of various muscles which are commonly broken down into the Shoulder Clod, Chuck Tender and Chuck Roll. This beef is flavorful, tender and juicy due to the natural fat content in the area.
Butcher's Note

May specify that the Square-Cut Chuck be separated into arm and blade portions as 113A.

Where This Cut Comes From:

Chuck Primal

Chuck Primal | Primal Cut

This large primal comes from the shoulder area and yields cuts known for their rich, beefy flavor. Features roasts ideal for slow-cooking as well as more tender, grill-ready cuts such as the Flat Iron Steak.

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Cuts From This Subprimal

Identified by the 7-shaped bone it contains. Slow-cook to bring out its full, savory flavor.

A relatively inexpensive cut with loads of beef flavor. Marinate before grilling.

Identified by the 7-shaped bone it contains. Rich and flavorful, it’s ideal for the slow-cooker.

A relatively inexpensive cut with loads of beef flavor. Moist and tender when slow-cooked.

A savory cut for roasting or slow-cooking to achieve a tender finish.

Rich in flavor and tender after slow-cooking.

A crowd favorite, known for their richness and meatiness. Flavorful, moist and tender when slow-cooked.

Section of the pectoral muscle that remains in the Square-Cut Chuck primal after removal of the Brisket. Most often used for further processing into ingredient beef.

Richly flavored and finely textured. Best for slow-cooking whole or grilling if very thinly sliced across the grain.

Great, rich flavor perfect for slow and low cooking.

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