Oklahoma State University is trying to obtain a patent on a steak they discovered within the cut of beef that is used for grinding into burger meat. At the moment, the school is not being specific as to exactly which part they are using to make the new ‘Vegas strip steak’. Patenting recipes and food items isn’t common practice and it is not yet known if they will be successful with their pursuit.
School officials say they are trying to patent the specific knife cuts used when carving the steak and not the meat itself.
Beef industry group, Mata & Associates, approached the school’s agricultural department with the vision of creating the new steak. The piece of meat used in the making of the ‘Vegas Strip Steak’ is just muscle. Head of Mata & Associates, Tony Mata said; “Initially, the cut was labeled as undervalued. Whenever we can take a muscle and turn it into a steak rather than grinding it or selling it as a roast, we are adding value to the carcass.”
The ‘Vegas Strip Steak’ had already had its public debut when it was served to the public as a dish during a VIP meeting at the Trump Tower in Vegas.