baron of beef


In the United Kingdom the baron of beef is a cut. It is a large joint comprising the saddle and both hind legs, including both back ends of sirloin in beef. This joint was dubbed 'Sir Loin, Baron of Beef' by King Henry VIII. In the United States it is a more imprecise term for any of a number of large, sub-primal beef cuts used for roasting or a section of a lamb including both hindquarters, which would mean the loin and legs.