Focus on Scotch Beef PGI cuts, joints and offal: heel



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Located in the hind Scotch Beef leg between the shin and main leg primal muscle. This muscle block contains two main muscle characteristics. The centre core is of high gristle content, the outer muscles are of fine texture. Click to discover a range of excellent Scotch Beef recipes added by other ch

Average weight

1 - 1.2kg

Approximate yield



Centre core muscle to be trimmed at both ends of excess gristle. Outer muscles to be trimmed of connective tissues to leave fine textured single muscles.


Centre core needs slow, long, moist cooking whereas the Finer muscle pieces can be used for braising steaks.

Cooking techniques

Boil Stew

Cut Origin

Cut Origin - Focus on Scotch Beef PGI cuts, joints and offal: heel
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Standard Supplier 22nd June 2016

Focus on Scotch Beef PGI cuts, joints and offal: heel