Flap steak

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Beef Cuts
Bottom Sirloin (beef cuts).svg
Beef cut: Bottom sirloin
Steak type: Flap steak

Flap steak, or Flap meat (IMPS/NAMP 185A, UNECE 2203)) is a beef steak cut. It comes from a bottom sirloin butt cut of beef, and is generally a very thin steak.[1]

The flap steak is sometimes confused with hanger steak (IMPS/NAMP 140, UNECE 2180) as they both are thin. The item consists of the obliquus internus abdominis muscle from the bottom sirloin butt. Sometimes mistakenly sold as Skirt steak.[2]


  1. ^ Green, Aliza (2005). Field Guide to Meat: How to Identify, Select, and Prepare Virtually Every Meat, Poultry, and Game Cut. Quirk Books. p. 320. ISBN 978-1-59474-017-6. 
  2. ^ Tara Duggan (16 March 2005). "Butchers' best-kept secret / Seldom-seen flap meat is giving better-known steaks a run for the money". The San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 20 May 2013.