Brisket is located in the bottom of the front quarter of the animal. It is best known for the brisket rolled roast. Corned beef is also made out of meat from this area, but this process takes a long time and is not done by all butchers. Brisket can also be ground into burgers.
Shank is the lower area of this section and is the toughest part of the animal. It is most commonly used for soups or stews as a direct result of its consistency. It is also used to prepare extremely low-fat ground beef due to its nature of being a very lean cut in itself.
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