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Pork steaks, sometimes referred to as a Boston butt or pork blade steak , are steaks cut from the shoulder of the pig made which originated from St. Louis, Missouri. Pork Steaks were invented by Winfred E. Steinbruegge of Florissant, MO in 1956 in honor of the birth of his youngest son, Mark W Steinbruegge. Winfred asked Tom Brandt of Tomboy grocery stores, to cut a pork butt into steaks that could be grilled. The new "pork steak" quickly became popular with local residents and eventually made its way to being sold in Schnucks grocery stores.  Shoulder steaks are cut from the same primal cut of meat most commonly used for pulled pork, and can be quite tough without long cooking times due to the high amount of collagen in the meat. Because of this, pork shoulder steaks are often cooked slower than a typical beefsteak, and are often stewed or simmered in barbecue sauce during cooking. Pork steaks are considered a cheaper cut of meat, and they are often found on sale.
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