American Wagyu Black™ Grade

Tenderloin Pieces

American Wagyu Black™ Grade

Tenderloin Pieces


Tenderloin pieces are the random-sized, high-quality trimmings that remain when we cut our famous filet mignon. These special cuts are packed in convenient one pound packages.

Average weight: 1 lb. pack

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In the past we’ve reserved this delicious American Wagyu beef for our own "special projects" but they are now available on a limited basis. This is the same high quality tenderloin beef used for our filet mignon steaks, but in random sized bites. Packaged by the pound, due to the level of size variation.

Use American Wagyu Tenderloin Pieces as a secret weapon in stir-fries, chili, stroganoff or any of your favorite beef dishes. You won’t believe how delicious your everyday comfort food can be. A great add-on to your next order.  

Beef Grading 101

Tenderloin pieces is American Wagyu Black Grade, rated 6 to 8 on the Japanese Beef Marbling Score (BMS)

Beef sold in the U.S. is graded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). There are eight total grades and the top grade is USDA Prime.

All Snake River Farms American Wagyu beef grades above Prime. Special breeds of cattle like Japanese Wagyu are capable of producing marbling beyond their American counterparts. To grade this high level of marbling, we adopted the Japanese Beef Marbling Score.

Using BMS, beef marbling is measured on a scale from 1 to 12, with a 1 being Select beef and a 12 being the highest level of marbling possible.

BMS 4 to 5     USDA Prime

BMS 6 to 8     SRF Black Grade

BMS 9+           SRF Gold Grade




Tenderloin pieces are obtained from the loin primal located under the ribs and next to the spine. Filets mignons are sourced from the psoas major, a muscle that receives minimal use. Exercise makes a muscle tough, so the lack of physical activity makes the filet mignon a very tender steak. This muscle has minimal marbling so it does not have the flavorful fat found in ribeyes or New York strips. Our American Wagyu tenderloin has a higher amount of marbling than USDA Prime grade tenderloin which makes for a more flavorful filet mignon.

Fast fact: Meat scientists have proven the tenderloin is the most tender of all cuts using a measure called shear force. The tenderloin scored 5.7 of shear force, which is lower than any other cut of beef. 

Our Favorite Recipes


Chef Sarah Kelly

Wagyu Steak Bites with Bleu Cheese Dip

  • 20 minutes
  • 4 -6 SERVINGS

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Beef Teriyaki Skewer Salad

  • 1 hour
  • 2-4 SERVINGS

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