A ball tip steak is cut from the ball tip of the round or sirloin. It is an economical cut that is quite popular in Michigan. Ball tip steak is also known as a bola, bell tip steak or butcher's heart.
Ball tip steaks are great for grilling and absorb rubs and marinades nicely, which makes up for their tendency to be tough. They are not as tender as T-bones or rib eyes but they still have a good flavor for the price. Ball tip steaks are best grilled, braised, pan-fried or pan-broiled. Ball tip steaks should be marinated prior to grilling in order to increase tenderness of the meat.