Round Steak Cuts and Names

I thought that this would be a relatively simply project… assemble a list of steaks and their alternate names. Sounds simple. Turns out it is a confusing topic. Different regions have different names for the same steak. Some steak names are used for two completely different cuts. And the Meat Buyer’s Guide only specs out a few of the hundreds of names associated with various steaks cut from beef.

The chart below shows a lot of the names which steaks cut from the Beef Round primal go by. The info includes the meat retailer’s UPC number and the NAMP/IMPS meat cutter’s number. I have cross-referenced it with about a dozen sources, but as I stated the topic is very convoluted. If you are a professional butcher please leave comments at the bottom of the page to update this info.

Using the Beef Round Steaks Chart

The left column shows which part of the round primal each steak is cut from. In the Steak Name & Variations column the names in bold are names found in the IMPS guide which is used for the Meat Buyers Guide. To determine alternate names look at the UPC and/or the IMPS Steak column. If the numbers are the same in either column then the associated names are commonly used for this cut.


Steaks Cut from the Beef Round Primal

Sub PrimalIMPS PrimalSteak Name & VariationsUPCIMPS Steak
Bottom Round171Bottom Round Steak14631171
Beef Eye Round Steak14811171
Beef Round Flat Steak14661171
Beef Round Grill Steak14661171
London Broil14661171
Outside Round Steak1171D
Rump Steak12691171G
Western Griller14661171
Round161Swiss Steak1507
Round Sirloin Tip167Beef Center Cut Steak15501167E
Ball Tip Steak15351167A
Beef Tip Side Steak15431167F
Beef Tip Steak15271167
Breakfast Steak15381167A
Center Cut Beef Steak15501167E
Chipped Steak15381167A
Knuckle Steak15271167
Knuckle Steak Peeled15351167A
Round Tip Center Steak1167E
Round Tip Steak1167
Tip Steak15271167
Trimmed Tip Steak15351167A
Top Round169Family Steak23681169
Top Round London Broil1556
Top Round Steak15531169
Top Round Steak Cap Off1169A
Top Round Steak Front Side Steak1169C


Click the image below to download the Beef Retailer Guide PDF (13 mb)

Beef Retailer Guide PDF png


Leave a Comment

Notify of

Suggested Reading