NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 17: Chef Robert Irvine poses for a photo prior to his cooking demonstration during the Grand Tasting featuring Culinary Demonstrations presented by Liebherr Appliances during Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One at Pier 76 on October 17, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

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The Budget Steak Robert Irvine Says You Should Buy
When celebrity chef Robert Irvine tweeted an expensive Crab Crusted Steak recipe that tops a sirloin filet with a spicy crab crust and rich demi-cream sauce, one fan commented, "Robert you're killing me. Can't afford the way you guys cook." Luckily, Irvine responded that there is a budget steak swap for that sirloin filet without compromising on the flavor.
Irvine recommended swapping the filet steak with a baseball top sirloin, which is the center cut of the top sirloin. Named for its round shape, the steak is lean (like a filet mignon), but it is a thick cut and can have less marbling, so cooks need to use care to ensure that the beef is cooked to the perfect temperature.
While a baseball top sirloin might be budget-friendly, it is not often found mingling with the ribeyes and t-bones in the grocery store. However, a local butcher or specialty store might be able to assist home cooks put this option on the plate, thereby helping them swing for the fences with their next beef recipe.