Guide to using the Top Round Yield Factors form
This page is a collaborative place for Chefs to share their experience/knowledge with the yield percentages of cooked Top Round. The goal is to document useful information about the yield % of Top Round based upon what temperature you cook it at, what kind of oven you use and the internal temperature you pull it at. The resulting information will tell you which method of cooking gives you the most yield. It will also offer you an effective training tool for your staff when they over cook a rib or cook it in the wrong oven. The chart will also allow you to calculate if your savings on shrinkage would warrant purchasing an alto sham instead of using your convection oven.
Cryovac is the weight before the item is removed from cryovac which will include your blood loss.
Top Round Raw Weight
Raw Weight is the weight of the meat after removing it from cryovac and discarding the blood. You will usually have some blood/liquid loss so the weight is typically less than the Cryovac Weight.
Cooked Weight is the weight after cooking but before trimming for service.
Top Round Yield %
Top Round Yield % is Cooked Weight divided by Cryovac Weight.
Searing: please indicate in the appropriate space if you sear your roast before slow cooking it in the oven.
Oven Settings: include the temperature you cooked it at and the length of time.
Type of Oven: indicate which type of oven you used. If you used a Combi Oven, please indicate the various settings you used.
|TOP ROUND ROAST YIELD FACTOR|
|Enter The Numbers||Indicate Cooked Internal Temperature of Roast||If Searing, indicate method||Oven Settings||Indicate Type of Oven|
|Item, Grade (select, choice, etc) B/In or Bnls, Meat Buyer’s Guide #||Cryovac Weight||Raw Weight||Cooked Weight||Yield %||Rare
130 – 139
|Stove Top or Griddle||In Oven on High Heat||No Sear||Temp °F||Time||Alto-Sham||Combi Oven
|Top Round #168||17||16.5||15||88%||MR||X||X|
|Top Round #168||17||16.5||13.5||80%||MR||X||X|
|Tenderloin Full #189|
|Top Round #169|
|Top Round #169|
If you have tested & true numbers to add to this form leave a comment below so we can add it to the chart for other chefs to use.