Beef plate

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American beef cuts
TypeBeef steak

Beef plate (also known as the short plate) is a forequarter cut from the belly of the cow, just below the rib cut. It is typically a cheap, tough, and fatty meat. In U.K. butchery, this cut is considered part of the brisket.[1][2][3]

It is used for short ribs and two kinds of steak - skirt and hanger. It may also be cured, smoked, and thinly sliced to make beef bacon.[citation needed]

The beef navel is the ventral part of the plate, and it is commonly used to make pastrami.

The remainder is usually used for ground beef.


  1. ^ "Beef Plate & Flank Cuts". MeatShop101. Archived from the original on 2015-05-14. Retrieved 2015-09-17.
  2. ^ Virginia Willis (23 March 2011). Bon Appetit, Y'all: Recipes and Stories from Three Generations of Southern Cooking. Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony. pp. 215–. ISBN 978-1-60774-134-3.
  3. ^ "Grilled Skirt Steak with Roasted Corn Salad". Retrieved 2015-09-17.