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February 07, 2022 4 min read

The crowd won’t stop its thundering roar because tonight, at the Mountain Grillers Arena, the ultimate showdown is taking place. ARE YOU READY?


All-time favorite steaks are joining here to BATTLE. IT. OUT. We are settling which of them is the true champion once and for all. Will it be the flavorful T-Bone? Perhaps... the delicate beef tenderloin? Or will it be the almighty ribeye steak?


First of all, let's present our fighters. All of them have something that makes them stand out from the rest. Once the presentations are done, the battle will start!


T-BONE STEAK


A T-Bone steak combines two cuts of meat in one: a small portion of strip steak and a juicy, tender, flavorful hunk of tenderloin. It’s majestic in size and is truly a cut fit for a king. And that might be its only downside. It is pricey as royal food should be.


Flavor: 8/10

Texture: 7/10

Versatility: 3/10


RIBEYE STEAK


Ribeye is any self-respecting steak lover's wet dream: this is the cut that is taken from the rib of the cow, hence the name, and is covered in a mouthwatering marbling that, naturally, infuses the meat with nothing but flavor. Arguably one of the best cuts of meat.


On top of this, ribeye steak is incredibly juicy, soft, and tender. Damn, ribeye is the stuff of dreams. No wonder Kobe beefone of the most sought-after meat cuts in the world is a ribeye. The downside is quite easy to guess: it is damn expensive and its versatility is limited to only one or two ways of preparing it (after all, who in their right mind would risk ruining a supreme cut of meat like this?)


Flavor: 10/10

Texture: 9/10

Versatility: 1/10


TOP SIRLOIN STEAK


While the bottom sirloin is a popular cut of meat, any pitmaster knows that the top sirloin, taken from the upper hip section of the cow, is clearly a superior option and the best steak for grilling.


Top sirloin steak is definitely flavorful, although not as tender and juicy as other cuts of meat. On the plus side, it's an affordable option and above everything, we like it because it's versatile. On barbecue day, you can grill it as a steak, or cut it and put it in a skewer and please everyone with some killer kabobs.


Flavor: 7/10

Texture: 5/10

Versatility: 7/10


BEEF TENDERLOIN


Tenderloin is a big contender in this battle: it's fine as a steak can be (other than ribeye). Its texture is one of its best attributes since it contains almost no connective tissue coming from the short loin of the cow. Filet mignon and steak tartar are made from this cut of meat, and of course, it also makes up for a great steak.


Its downside is in the flavor. Tenderloin is not as tasty as other cuts of meat, but this can also mean that it is the cut of choice to pair with ingredients such as bacon or shrimp.


Flavor: 7/10

Texture: 9/10

Versatility: 7/10


FLANK STEAK


If you're a huge fan of marinades and putting tons of sauce on top of thin slices of meat, flank steak is your choice. Versatility is this cut of meat's saving grace since it can't compete in texture or flavor with the rest of the contenders.


Grill it, slice it, pour chimichurri or creamy peppercorn sauce on top: flank steak is made for this, and best of all, at a cheap price.


Flavor: 6/10

Texture: 5/10

Versatility: 9/10


Now you've met the steaks that will battle it out in this EPIC SHOWDOWN, here's the competition bracket!


ROUND 1: TOP SIRLOIN STEAK VS. FLANK STEAK


The first round's winner is top sirloin steak. Its high flavor score proved definitely useful when battling it out against the flank steak, which, without any sauces on top, wasn't able to withstand the sheer deliciousness of its opponent.


ROUND 2: BEEF TENDERLOIN VS. TOP SIRLOIN STEAK


Top sirloin did really well in the first round, but when paired against beef tenderloin, its weaknesses became apparent: its weak texture score couldn't compete with the beef tenderloin's heavenly softness.


ROUND 3: RIBEYE STEAK VS. T-BONE STEAK


The last match of the semifinals was a close one! Ribeye steak came victorious and didn't disappoint its devotees. Its all-around quality overcame the T-Bone steak, the only contender who could realistically aspire to defeat the beloved cut of meat.


ROUND 4: BEEF TENDERLOIN VS. RIBEYE STEAK + REMATCH


Mountain Grillers Battle of Steaks finished with an EPIC showdown that matched the beef tenderloin against the ribeye steak. Two heavyweight champions of the meat world battled it out for hours on end... only for ribeye steak to rise victorious. If there's a lesson in this, it’s that flavor always wins.


At the same time, the bronze match was disputed between the top sirloin steak and the t-bone steak. The winner, as everyone expected, was the t-bone steak, thanks to its perfect balance joining forces from strip steak and tenderloin.


FINAL STANDINGS


Gold: Ribeye Steak

Silver: Beef Tenderloin

Bronze: T-Bone Steak

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