Short loin
Beef cuts
Typecut of beef

Short loin is the American name for a cut of beef that comes from the back of the cattle.[1] It contains part of the spine and includes the top loin and the tenderloin. This cut yields types of steak including porterhouse, strip steak (Kansas City Strip, New York Strip), and T-bone (a cut also containing partial meat from the tenderloin). The T-bone is a cut that contains less of the tenderloin than does the porterhouse.[2] Webster's Dictionary defines it as "a portion of the hindquarter of beef immediately behind the ribs that is usually cut into steaks." The short loin is considered a tender beef.[3]

In Australian, British and South African butchery, this cut is referred to as the sirloin (sometimes as the striploin in South Africa).

See also


  1. ^ "Short Loin". Beef - It's What's For Dinner. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  2. ^ Alfaro, Danilo (April 23, 2018). "What Is the Beef Short Loin? Hint: It's for Steak Lovers". The Spruce Eats. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  3. ^ Franey, Pierre (January 29, 1992). "60-Minute Gourmet". Retrieved December 12, 2018.