What Is a Coulotte Steak?

The coulotte steak is one of more than 29 cuts of beef considered to be lean. The cut is made by slicing along the coulotte or sirloin cap at a right angle with the grain of the muscle fibers.

This boneless cut is considered a cheaper alternative to a top sirloin cut. However, due to less marbling than other steaks, the coulotte can be somewhat tough and may require marinating prior to cooking or a low, dry heat. Typically, this meat can be prepared as a sirloin and used in such varieties as beef sandwiches, skewered steak satay, roast beef or as a London broil.