It turns out one of the best steaks in the world costs under a tenner – and it comes from Morrisons.
The Morrisons Rib-eye steak, which costs £7.56 for a 280g slab, beat a number of other steaks in the World Steak Challenge (which is an actual thing. Really).
It even beat some Wagyu steaks, which are generally considered to be the best in the world and can cost more than £100, depending on where you buy them from.
The World Steak Challenge was designed to benchmark the quality of beef production against other international competitors and establish a quality mark that everyone can trust.
This years challenge was the fourth annual World Steak Challenge, with entries coming from 22 different countries, and steaks from 35 different breads including cross breeds and pure breeds – with Morrisons cut coming from the Shorthorn breed of cattle.
The people judging the steaks are chefs, butchers and other industry experts from across the globe who know a thing or two about meat. Its a blind taste test so they cant cheat.
The meats are tested both raw and cooked, for appearance, aroma, colour and marbling – which is what gives meat the best flavour – and consistency of fat.
Shorthorn beef, used by Morrisons, is known for intense marbling.
It was voted the second best produced in the UK, just beaten by Aberdeen Angus sirloin, with the overall winner being a sirloin from Finland.
Jodie Bolland, beef buyer at Morrisons, said: Weve always believed in backing British beef and so we are delighted to see Beef Shorthorn up there with the best in the world.
Overall, at the competition, there were 45 Gold, 37 Silver and 54 Bronze accolades awarded to entrants.
Morrisons picked up two silver and two bronze medals for their steaks.
So, there you have it. You no longer have to head out for a fancy, expensive dinner to enjoy a great steak.