One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A joint of beef consisting of two sirloins joined at the backbone.
- ‘Instead of a wedding cake, a strawberry shortcake was offered, topping off a menu that included baron of beef, salmon, shrimp cocktail, fettuccine and fruit.’
- ‘But I was thinking of taking a pig and a lamb over and spit roasting it or possibly killing another of my cows and taking a huge baron of beef, or two, you know… something that can feed 60 people.’
- ‘In turn, the double sirloin joined by the lumbar spine became punningly known as a baron of beef.’
- ‘The specific name was given because in past times it was thought suitable for rubbing into a baron of beef.’
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