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Evil-g
08-17-2016, 07:05 AM
Both are on sale here for $4.88lb. so I figure I'd get some for a rainy day.

Which do you prefer and why?

Q Junkie
08-17-2016, 07:14 AM
Iv'e been getting the flat iron lately and could not be happier.
I sous vide for 2-3 hours at 128 then screaming hot sear and viola!
Oh and BTW...anyway you slice it, it's tender.

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Evil-g
08-17-2016, 07:20 AM
Wow that's a good looking plate.
How are they sans Sous Vide?

tonyjohnson619
08-17-2016, 08:27 AM
I like them both... I just got a bunch of top sirloin for 2.99 and new Yorks for 3.99

Q Junkie
08-17-2016, 08:33 AM
I dont think that they need the sous vide it is just my automatic go to process anymore because it allows me a bigger window of time and it will be done the same every time.

aawa
08-17-2016, 08:33 AM
I enjoy both a top sirloin and flat iron but I'm more partial to the flat iron. I find that the flat irons are more tender and flavorful than the top sirloins.

I do a reverse sear on the flat iron steaks whenever I cook them. They also take well to marinades, and go great in tacos.

Q Junkie
08-17-2016, 08:36 AM
Flat iron with a chimi churi. :)

aawa
08-17-2016, 08:38 AM
Flat iron with a chimi churi. :)

That is actually how I did the last 2 flat iron steaks I have done! Sooooo dericious.

Free Mr. Tony
08-17-2016, 10:20 AM
The flat irons have great flavor,and typically some good marbling. The only downside to them is the usual super gnarly fat vein running right through the middle of most of the ones I see. I just cut around,but wish it wasn't there.

Bigwoods4x4
08-17-2016, 10:27 AM
The flat irons have great flavor,and typically some good marbling. The only downside to them is the usual super gnarly fat vein running right through the middle of most of the ones I see. I just cut around,but wish it wasn't there.

So do the sirloins most of the time, it's a heavy band of connective tissue that runs right across the middle. You have to cut it out unless you want it on your plate (I don't).


....but I've heard Piggy Wiggly is offering A5 Wagyu ribeye on sale for $2.20 a pound today :mrgreen:

Evil-g
08-17-2016, 10:57 AM
I like them both... I just got a bunch of top sirloin for 2.99 and new Yorks for 3.99

New York Strips for 3.99, now that's a great price. Wish I could freeze them and send them home from the bash.

Evil-g
08-17-2016, 10:59 AM
So do the sirloins most of the time, it's a heavy band of connective tissue that runs right across the middle. You have to cut it out unless you want it on your plate (I don't).


....but I've heard Piggy Wiggly is offering A5 Wagyu ribeye on sale for $2.20 a pound today :mrgreen:

I guess the meat prices get better the further west you go. I could eat steak everyday at those prices.

Shagdog
08-17-2016, 12:35 PM
Flat Iron! Great stuff

kathicooks
08-17-2016, 01:41 PM
Flat iron for $4.88? Is it a local grocery? That's a great price, and I second the flat iron with chimichurri. :)

Evil-g
08-17-2016, 03:21 PM
Flat iron for $4.88? Is it a local grocery? That's a great price, and I second the flat iron with chimichurri. :)

Yes it's a small chain named Kuhn's here in Pittsburgh.

cricky101
08-17-2016, 04:56 PM
OK price for top sirloin but a really good price for the flat iron steaks. If the quality of both is comparable I'd be buying some flat iron steaks for the kettle grill.

Grain Belt
08-17-2016, 06:41 PM
If you can talk to the meat cutter and get a look at the whole sirloin. Find one with some marbling, and get them to cut it into 2 inch thick steaks you will be a happy man. Reverse sear those babies on a kettle or egg and life will be good

Evil-g
08-18-2016, 01:33 AM
Thanks for the input everyone. I'll grab some of each.

Smoke Dawg
08-18-2016, 06:23 AM
Flat Iron hands down!

Heavy sear and cold red in the center, slice thin at an angle and enjoy!

jimithing78
08-18-2016, 09:56 AM
I like the flat iron if I had to choose. But if you're into grinding your own meat you might pick up some of that sirloin. Makes great ground beef.

fnjay
08-18-2016, 10:35 AM
Another vote for flat iron. Not a sirloin fan. Too lean and chewy at comparable quality levels.

Evil-g
08-18-2016, 04:04 PM
So I bought a couple packs of the Flat Iron Steaks and got my BBQ Grill Dome Deluxe Smoker started and added a chunk of mesquite.

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w584/rotosound171/image_zpsqeuoa9km.jpeg (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/rotosound171/media/image_zpsqeuoa9km.jpeg.html)

Waiting for the thin blue
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Got it (I swear it's there)
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On the grill
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In for the sear

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w584/rotosound171/image_zps0c4yy4pk.jpeg (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/rotosound171/media/image_zps0c4yy4pk.jpeg.html)

They were a little beyond medium and my wife and I quickly demolished them and I forgot take a photo.

I'm on my way back to the store to get more.

Ummagumma
08-18-2016, 07:04 PM
Both are on sale here for $4.88lb. so I figure I'd get some for a rainy day.

Which do you prefer and why?

Flat iron, by far the easiest to get done just right - consistent and without much toughness.

Too bad it's getting hard to find around here.

WareZdaBeef
08-18-2016, 08:14 PM
Flat iron vs top sirloin at the same price? Thats a no brainer. Flat iron all day , everyday.

I cant even get flat iron for less then 7.99/lb even when Ribeye and porterhouse are on sale for 5.99/lb

tonyjohnson619
08-18-2016, 08:50 PM
i have a hard time finding flat iron for decent prices these days aswell