Great Quality and Flavor for Budget Price
The Denver cut steak is one of the best kept secrets and is an outstanding alternative to the pricey Ribeye. A key element to the Denver steak is the skill of the butcher cutting it. With the low price, I didn't have great expectations of the Hassell version. But I wanted to give a Texas ranch the business.
When I received the Denver steaks they were individually vacuum sealed (perfect for Sous Vide) and all exceeded the advertised 8oz. The steaks were well marbled and appeared to be skillfully cut. I prepared them Sous Vide for 2 hours at 132degrees and seared them on a gas grill. The steaks were fantastic. Were they A5 Wagyu? Likely not. Were they superior to USDA Prime, absolutely and for a fraction of the price. One of the simple tests I have for a steak is serve it seasoned only with Kosher salt and black pepper to a guest who usually slathers their steaks in butter and elaborate seasoning. Every one of them said it was the best steak they ever had. If you like your steaks medium or longer, this is not the steak for you. This steak has to be served rare to medium rare or it can be chewy. The Hassell Denver steak is the best value online by far!