Lean Beef

Some of your favorite cuts are leaner than you thought! Did you know that many of your favorite cuts of beef meet the government labeling guidelines for lean? They include all-time favorites like flank steak, T-Bone steak, and sirloin steak. Learn more about your favorite lean cuts. >>> 



According to government guidelines, a serving qualifies as "extra lean" if it has less than 5g total fat, 2g or less saturated fat and less than 95mg cholesterol per 3.5 oz. serving. A serving qualifies as "lean" if it has less than 10g total fat, 4.5g or less saturated fat and less than 95mg cholesterol per 3.5 oz. serving.

Learn more:

The Evolution of Lean Beef

Lean Beef fact sheet

Many of America's Favorite Cuts are Lean

Fun facts about lean beef: 

  • Each lean beef cut is a nutrient powerhouse with eight times more vitamin B12, six times more zinc and three times more iron than the same size serving of a skinless chicken breast!
  • When shopping for lean cuts of beef, look for “Loin” or “Round” in the name.

  
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