​One Of The Best Steaks In The World Is From Morrisons

Did you know there was a World Steak Challenge? Neither did we, but we're glad there is.

The results from this year's challenge have put a Morrisons steak near the top spot, beating some Wagyu steaks.

Their Shorthorn Rib-eye was the triumphant slab of meat, dominating over some much fancier-sounding (and more expensive) cuts.

Wagyu steaks are generally considered to be the best in the world, and if you've seen them on a menu anywhere you'll know that the price of them reflects that (you probably saw it and ordered the chicken instead, right?).

The Morrisons Rib-eye, on the other hand, costs just £7.56 for a 280g steak. Bargain.

Credit: Morrisons
Credit: Morrisons

A similar cut of Wagyu can cost eight times that amount.

The steak comes from the Shorthorn breed of cattle. Morrisons worked closely with farmers to revive the breed and produce the steak.

The World Steak Challenge pits meat from across the globe against each other, so it's pretty impressive that one from a British supermarket has stood out, even if it is from their 'The Best' range.

Intense marbling is what gives meat the best flavour - you want it to be full of tiny lines of fat. Wagyu's always ticked that box, but Shorthorn beef is also known for it.

Credit: Pixabay
Credit: Pixabay

The marbling in Shorthorn beef gives it a world-class texture and flavour.

The overall winner of the World Steak Challenge was a Sirloin from Finland. Finland also won the titles of the best rib-eye, best sirloin, and best grass-fed, with Germany and Poland taking the other two top category prizes.

The Morrisons steak was the second-best produced in the UK, beaten only by an Aberdeen Angus sirloin.

How the hell do you judge a steak, we hear you ask. The meat's tested both raw and cooked, for appearance, aroma, colour, marbling, and consistency of fat.

Once cooked, they're also judged on tenderness and succulence.

The judges are chefs, butchers, and other industry experts from across the globe, and it's a blind taste test so they can't pick favourites.

Jodie Bolland, beef buyer at Morrisons, said: "We've always believed in backing British beef and so we are delighted to see Beef Shorthorn up there with the best in the world."

Morrisons also picked up two silver and two bronze medals for their Fillet and Sirloin Shorthorn beef steaks.

Right, peppercorn or béarnaise?

Featured Image Credit: Pixabay

Daisy Jackson

Daisy Jackson is a freelance writer, who has previously worked at Shortlist Media and Trinity Mirror. She has written about the Manchester terror attacks and appeared on BBC Five live to discuss the aftermath, as well as interviewing an orthopaedic surgeon in Syria.

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