Researchers find new steak cut
STILLWATER — Researchers at Oklahoma State University aided in the discovery of a new cut of beef, the now patented Vegas strip steak. The previously undervalued muscle produces a steak that is on par with or better than today's most popular steaks, said meat scientist Tony Mata, part of the three-member steak discovery team, which also includes Rick Gresh, chef at David Burke's Primehouse in Chicago and Jacob Nelson, a meat processing specialist at OSU's Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center. The university also helped the team evaluate the steak and patent their find. The Vegas strip steak was recently showcased during a national event, the Protein Innovation Summit in Chicago. “I have a feeling this is the last new steak that will have real implications in the industry,” Nelson said. There are two suppliers now licensed to use the cut and others can apply. For more information, visit www.vegasstripsteak.com.
From Staff Reports