Go Lean on Beef

Many cuts of beef are 20 percent leaner than they were 14 years ago — great news if you want to indulge in a steak or beef stew every now and again. The following cuts of beef are listed in order of leanness, and all contain less than 10 grams of total fat, 4.5 grams of saturated fat or less, and fewer than 95 milligrams of cholesterol per serving.


  • 1.

    Eye round roast

  • 2.

    Top round steak

  • 3.

    Mock tender steak

  • 4.

    Bottom round roast

  • 5.

    Top sirloin steak

  • 6.

    Round tip roast

  • 7.

    95 percent lean ground beef

  • 8.

    Flat half of a brisket

  • 9.

    Shank crosscuts

  • 10.

    Chuck shoulder roast

  • 11.

    Arm pot roast

  • 12.

    Shoulder steak

  • 13.

    Top loin steak (such as strip or New York steak)

  • 14.

    Flank steak

  • 15.

    Rib-eye steak

  • 16.

    Rib steak

  • 17.

    Tri-tip roast

  • 18.

    Tenderloin steak

  • 19.

    T-bone steak

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