What do "lip on" and "lip off" mean for buying rib eye steaks?

Small Meat Processors March 23, 2009 Print Friendly and PDF
The "lip" which is on or off is an extra piece of muscle. Typically, "lip on" is cheaper by the pound, because it hasn't been trimmed enough and is considered lower quality than "lip off."


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