The Meat Hook owners Ben Turley and Brent Young are at their Brooklyn butcher shop in this episode of Prime Time to show off one of their favorite underrated cuts: the beef leg. “There are things we love about a beef leg that nobody really knows about,” says Turley. Among them are the beef shank — beloved for how tough the cut is and generally being an excellent value. A couple inches away is a cut known as the merlot steak which Turley considers one of the top three steaks on the animal.
“Generally people don’t think too much about the [beef] shank,” says Turley, a cut that happens to be Young’s favorite. “No one really gives it that much thought or care, but us being a whole animal butcher shop we have to care about every single thing, so we try to find value where other people don’t.”