Top Round vs. Bottom Round: What’s the Difference?

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Oct 21, 2021 • 2 min read

Top and bottom beef round cuts are meat cuts from the hind legs of a cow. Chefs use both lean cuts of beef in pot roasts, stews, ground beef, roast beef sandwiches, and more. Learn more about how to differentiate a flavorful cut of top round vs. bottom round steak.