GET Beef Cut

Two similar endpoints can be used to fetch all the information about a single beef cut. The endpoints differ by one parameter: one accepts a beef cut ingredient ID, while the other accepts a beef cut's slugged name.

The base URIs for the "Get Beef Cut By ID" and "Get Beef Cut By Name" are:

GET /api/v2/beefcut/{id}
GET /api/v2/beefcut/{name}

Get Beef Cut By ID Parameters

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Name Required Parameter Type Data Type
id path integer
  A valid beef cut ingredient ID

Get Beef Cut By Name Parameters

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Name Required Parameter Type Data Type
name path string
  Unique slugged name of the beef cut

Both endpoints also accept the following parameters either in the query string or the request header.

Name Required Parameter Type Data Type
AuthorizationAppID (optional) query string
  This value must be present in either the http header or in the query string. If you supply an incorrect value or do not supply a value in the header or query string, then you will receive a http 401 error. (Please see Authentication section)
AuthorizationAppKey (optional) query string
  This value must be present in either the http header or in the query string. If you supply an incorrect value or do not supply a value in the header or query string, then you will receive a http 401 error. (Please see Authentication section)

What it Returns

Requests to the "Get Beef Cut By ID" and "Get Beef Cut By Name" API will return the following data:

Name & Description Type
  • IngredientFull object
    A container that holds the resulting beef cut information
    • ingredientID int
      Unique identifier of the beef cut
    • ingredientName string
      Name of the beef cut
    • ingredientNameSlug string
      URL-friendly slugged name of the beef cut
    • isOnline boolean
      Marker to denote if this beef cut is available on the Beef API
    • ingredientText string
      General description of the beef cut
    • marketingText string
      Marketing text of the beef cut
    • preparationText string
      Helpful preparation information for the beef cut
    • orderingText string
      Information that will help when ordering the beef cut from a butcher
    • cutDescriptionText string
      A more scientific description of the beef cut
    • butchersTip string
      Tips that a butcher may provide about the beef cut
    • ingredientMeta string
      Short, concise meta description of the beef cut
    • isBeefIngredient boolean
      True if this is a beef ingredient
    • isBeefPrimal boolean
      True if this is a primal beef cut
    • isBeefSubprimal boolean
      True if this is a subprimal beef cut
    • isBeefSubsection boolean
      True if this is a subsection beef cut
    • isBeefFabricatedCut boolean
      True if this is a fabricated beef cut
    • isLean boolean
      True if this is a lean beef cut
    • isMarinate boolean
      True if this beef cut is suggested to marinate
    • isRecipeIngredient boolean
      True if this beef cut is used in recipes
    • upcNumber string
      The Universal Product Code(UPC) of the beef cut. This information would appear on an on-pack beef label
    • urmisName string
      The Uniform Retail Meat Identity Standards(URMIS) name for the beef cut. This information would appear on an on-pack beef label
    • urmisCutCharacteristics string
      Helpful cut characteristics of a beef cut. This information would appear on an on-pack beef label.
    • urmisPreparationTip string
      Used to tell a consumer the best preparation methods or other helpful information. This information would appear on an on-pack beef label
    • nampNumber string
      NAMP (National Association of Meat Purveyors) number. Used to standardize meat cutting for the foodservice industry
    • nampName string
      NAMP (National Association of Meat Purveyors) name that corresponds with the nampNumber field.
    • grocerySection array
      The grocery section this beef cut can be found in. Object values found in this array will be an exact match to what can be found in the master list of grocerySections in the common endpoint (/api/v2/common/lookups)
      • grocerySectionName string
        Name of the grocery section
      • grocerySectionNameSlug string
        URL-friendly slugged name of the grocery section
    • ingredientType object
      The type of ingredient. Object values found in this array will be an exact match to what can be found in the master list of ingredientTypes in the common endpoint (/api/v2/common/lookups)
      • ingredientTypeName string
        Name of the ingredient type
      • ingredientTypeNameSlug string
        URL-friendly slugged name of the ingredient type
    • showcaseNutrients array
      A list of nutrients from this beef cuts primary nutritional that we suggest to highlight
      • nutritionalType string
        The type of nutritional. This will be "raw" or "cooked"
      • usdaNutrient object
        The USDA nutrient object for the given nutrient. Object values found in this array will be an exact match to what can be found in the master list of usdaNutrients in the common endpoint (/api/v2/common/lookups)
        • usdaNutrientGroup string
          The food group of the nutrient
        • nutrientDisplayName string
          The display name of the nutrient
        • nutrientDisplayNameSlug string
          URL-friendly slugged name of the nutrient
      • unitOfMeasureValue decimal
        The calculated unit of measure for the given nutrient
      • unitOfMeasure string
        The unit of measure for the given nutrient
      • dailyValueCalculation decimal
        The calculated daily value for this nutrient
      • sortOrder int
        The preferred sort order for display of this nutrient
      • isGoodSource boolean
        If the unitOfMeasureValue meets that USDA requirements for a "good" source of the given nutrient, this field will be true, else it will be false
      • isExcellentSource boolean
        If the unitOfMeasureValue meets that USDA requirements for an "excellent" source of the given nutrient, this field will be true, else it will be false
    • links array
      A list of HATEOAS in relation to this beef cut. Typically if this beef cut is online, you will be provided with a link to the endpoint to get the full beef cut details. You will also be provided a link to get all the recipes that use this beef cut.
      • rel string
        The rel attribute specifies the relationship between the current document and the linked document
      • href string
        URI of the beefapi call to get more information for this links' context
      • title string
        Title of the link
    • aliases array
      A list of other common or regional names that the given beef cut may also be called
      • aliasName string
        Another name for the beef cut
      • aliasNameSlug string
        URL-friendly slugged name of the current alias
    • allergens array
      A list of any allergens that this beef cut may contain. Object values found in this array will be an exact match to what can be found in the master list of allergens in the common endpoint (/api/v2/common/lookups)
      • allergenName string
        Name of the allergen
      • allergenNameSlug string
        URL-friendly slugged name of the allergen
    • alternatives array
      A list of alternative beef cuts that is suggested for the given beef cut
      • alternativeText string
        Any corresponding text that may accompany this alternative beef cut
      • ingredientID int
        The alternative beef cut ingredient ID
      • ingredientName string
        The name of this alternative beef cut
      • ingredientNameSlug string
        URL-friendly slugged name of this alternative beef cut
      • isOnline boolean
        Marker to denote if this beef cut is available on the Beef API
      • links array
        A list of HATEOAS in relation to this collection. Typically if this collection is online, you will be provided with a link to the endpoint to get the full collection details.
        • rel string
          A list of HATEOAS in relation to this alternative beef cut. Typically if this beef cut is online, you will be provided with a link to the endpoint to get the full beef cut details. You will also be provided a link to get all the recipes that use this beef cut.
        • href string
          URI of the beefapi call to get more information for this links' context
        • title string
          Title of the link
    • attributes array
      A list of attributes by type that pertain to this beef cut. Object values found in this array will be an exact match to what can be found in the master list of attributesByTypes in the common endpoint (/api/v2/common/lookups)
      • attributeTypeName string
        Name of the attribute type
      • attributeTypeNameSlug string
        URL-friendly name of the attribute type
      • objectType array
        The type object this attribute type pertains to. Object values found in this array will be an exact match to what can be found in the master list of object type in the common endpoint (/api/v2/common/lookups)
        • objectTypeName string
          The name of the object type this attribute type pertains to
        • objectTypeNameSlug string
          URL-friendly slugged name of the type of object this attribute type pertains to
      • attributes array
        A list of attributes that pertain to this beef cut attribute type
        • attributeName string
          Name of the attribute
        • attributeNameSlug string
          URL-friendly name of the attribute
    • collections array
      A list of collections to which the beef cut belongs. Object values found in this array will be an exact match to what can be found in the master list of collections in the common endpoint (/api/v2/common/lookups)
      • collectionID int
        Unique identifier for the collection
      • collectionName string
        Unique name of the collection
      • collectionNameSlug string
        URL-friendly name of the collection
      • collectionGroup object
        Contains information about the group to which the collection belongs. Object values found in this array will be an exact match to what can be found in the master list of collection groups in the common endpoint (/api/v2/common/lookups)
        • collectionGroupName string
          Name of the collection group
        • collectionGroupNameSlug string
          URL-friendly name of the collection group
        • objectType object
          The type object this collection group pertains to. Object values found in this array will be an exact match to what can be found in the master list of objectTypes in the common endpoint (/api/v2/common/lookups)
          • objectTypeName string
            The name of the object type this collection group pertains to
          • objectTypeNameSlug string
            URL-friendly slugged name of the object type this collection group pertains to
      • objectType object
        The type object this collection pertains to. Object values found in this array will be an exact match to what can be found in the master list of objectTypes in the common endpoint (/api/v2/common/lookups)
        • objectTypeName string
          The name of the object type this collection pertains to
        • objectTypeNameSlug string
          URL-friendly slugged name of the object type this collection pertains to
      • links array
        A list of HATEOAS in relation to this collection. Typically if this collection is online, you will be provided with a link to the endpoint to get the full collection details.
        • rel string
          The rel attribute specifies the relationship between the current document and the linked document
        • href string
          URI of the beefapi call to get more information for this links' context
        • title string
          Title of the link
    • groups array
      A list of ingredient groups that this beef cut may belong to. Ingredient groups are used to manage ingredients that are considered synonyms. When retrieving a list of recipes, typically all the recipes will be returned for all the ingredients in a group. An example group would be "Ground Beef", and it would include all the beef cuts ("83% Ground Beef, 95% Ground Beef, etc"). Object values found in this array will be an exact match to what can be found in the master list of ingredientGroups in the common endpoint (/api/v2/common/lookups)
      • ingredientGroupName string
        The name of the ingredient group
      • ingredientGroupNameSlug string
        URL-friendly slugged name of the ingredient group
    • nutritionals array
      A list of nutritional information objects that pertain to this beef cut
      • nutritionalType string
        The type of nutritional. This will be "raw" or "cooked"
      • ndB_No string
        The unique identifier found in the USDA nutrient database that this nutritional object represents
      • usdaFoodName string
        The food name for the beef cut found in the USDA nutrient database
      • servingSizeText string
        The serving size used to calculate the nutritional information
      • cookedTipText string
        Information about how the nutritional information was calculated
      • insignificantText string
        Information about any insignificant nutrients for the beef cut that are not large enough to have a nutritional impact in the calculated nutritionals.
      • dvDietBasisText string
        Information about the amount of calories used to calculate the daily value percentages
      • calorieDietBasisText string
        Information about the amount of calories used for the daily value calculation for calories
      • source string
        USDA release version of the data being reported
      • isPrimary boolean
        Used to determine if this is the primary nutritional record from the list
      • nutrients array
        A list of the nutrients provided for the given nutritional record
        • usdaNutrient object
          The USDA nutrient object for the given nutrient. Object values found in this array will be an exact match to what can be found in the master list of usdaNutrients in the common endpoint (/api/v2/common/lookups)
          • usdaNutrientGroup string
            The food group of the nutrient
          • nutrientDisplayName string
            The display name of the nutrient
          • nutrientDisplayNameSlug string
            URL-friendly slugged name of the nutrient
        • unitOfMeasureValue decimal
          The calculated unit of measure for the given nutrient
        • unitOfMeasure string
          The unit of measure for the given nutrient
        • dailyValueCalculation decimal
          The calculated daily value for this nutrient
        • sortOrder int
          The preferred sort order for display of this nutrient
        • isGoodSource boolean
          If the unitOfMeasureValue meets that USDA requirements for a "good" source of the given nutrient, this field will be true, else it will be false
        • isExcellentSource boolean
          If the unitOfMeasureValue meets that USDA requirements for an "excellent" source of the given nutrient, this field will be true, else it will be false
    • pairings array
      A list of ingredients that may go well with the given beef cut
      • pairingText string
        Any corresponding text that may accompany this ingredient pairing
      • ingredientID int
        Unique identifier of the paired ingredient
      • ingredientName string
        Name of the paired ingredient
      • ingredientNameSlug string
        URL-friendly slugged name of the paired ingredient
      • isOnline boolean
        Marker to denote if this paired ingredient is available on the Beef API
      • links array
        A list of HATEOAS in relation to this collection. Typically if this collection is online, you will be provided with a link to the endpoint to get the full collection details.
        • rel string
          A list of HATEOAS in relation to this paired ingredient. Typically if this paired ingredient is online, you will be provided with a link to the endpoint to get the full paired ingredient details. You will also be provided a link to get all the recipes that use this paired ingredient.
        • href string
          URI of the beefapi call to get more information for this links' context
        • title string
          Title of the link
    • rollups array
      A list of beef cuts that this beef cut rolls up to. Ingredient rollups are used when one ingredient rolls into another ingredient. Typically this scenario is one ingredient rolls into a generic ingredient. Such as beef for kabobs, beef for stew, beef for stir fry etc.
      • rollupText string
        Any corresponding text that may accompany this rollup
      • ingredientID int
        The rollup beef cut ingredient ID
      • ingredientName string
        The name of this rollup ingredient
      • ingredientNameSlug string
        URL-friendly slugged name of this rollup ingredient
      • isOnline boolean
        Marker to denote if this rollup ingredient is available on the Beef API
      • links array
        A list of HATEOAS in relation to this collection. Typically if this collection is online, you will be provided with a link to the endpoint to get the full collection details.
        • rel string
          A list of HATEOAS in relation to this rollup. Typically if this rollup beef cut is online, you will be provided with a link to the endpoint to get the full rollup ingredient details. You will also be provided a link to get all the recipes that use this rollup ingredient.
        • href string
          URI of the beefapi call to get more information for this links' context
        • title string
          Title of the link
    • menuApplications array
      A list of suggested Menu Applications that this beef cut could be marketed for
      • subheading string
        Used to group uses together in a list.
      • menuApplicationText string
        Text of the use.
      • sortOrder int
        The sort order that this use should be displayed.
      • media array
        A list of media objects containing information about media assigned to this menu application record
        • widenURL string
          This is the base part of the URL that is needed to build the embed link
        • widenUID string
          This is the customer userid part of the URL that is needed to build the embed link
        • externalID string
          This is the unique identifier of the media item
        • filename string
          This is the filename of the media item
        • title string
          This is the title of the media item
        • caption string
          This is the caption used for the media item
        • mediaGroup object
          Media will always be returned grouped and sorted. Use this grouping to help manage any groupings that may be suggested from the BeefAPI. Object values found in this array will be an exact match to what can be found in the master list of mediaGroups in the common endpoint (/api/v2/common/lookups)
          • mediaGroupName string
            Name of the media group
          • mediaGroupNameSlug string
            URL-friendly slugged name of the media group
          • objectType object
            The type object this media group pertains to. Object values found in this array will be an exact match to what can be found in the master list of objectTypes in the common endpoint (/api/v2/common/lookups)
            • objectTypeName string
              The name of the object type
            • objectTypeNameSlug string
              URL-friendly name of the object type
          • mediaType string
            The type of media returned
          • sortOrder int
            The suggested sort order to be used for this media item
          • links array
            A list HATEOAS for this media item that is a link to view the media in its original size.
            • rel string
              The rel attribute specifies the relationship between the current document and the linked document
            • href string
              URI of the beefapi call to get more information for this links' context
            • title string
              Title of the link
    • substitutes array
      A list of beef cuts that could used in place of the current beef cut
      • substituteText string
        Any corresponding text that may accompany this substitute beef cut
      • ingredientID int
        The substitute beef cut ingredient ID
      • ingredientName string
        The name of this substitute beef cut
      • ingredientNameSlug string
        URL-friendly slugged name of this substitute beef cut
      • isOnline boolean
        Marker to denote if this beef cut is available on the Beef API
      • links array
        A list of HATEOAS in relation to this substitute beef cut. Typically if this beef cut is online, you will be provided with a link to the endpoint to get the full beef cut details. You will also be provided a link to get all the recipes that use this beef cut.
        • rel string
          A list of HATEOAS in relation to this alternative beef cut. Typically if this beef cut is online, you will be provided with a link to the endpoint to get the full beef cut details. You will also be provided a link to get all the recipes that use this beef cut.
        • href string
          URI of the beefapi call to get more information for this links' context
        • title string
          Title of the link
    • ingredientTree array
      A list of beef cuts that are found as parents, children or cousins of this beef cut. This data structure is used to communicate the hierarchy of relationships of this beef cut
      • parentIngredientID int
        The parent beef cut ingredient ID of this beef cut tree record
      • isBeefPrimal boolean
        True if this beef cut tree record is a primal beef cut
      • isBeefSubprimal boolean
        True if this beef cut tree record is a subprimal beef cut
      • isBeefSubsection boolean
        True if this beef cut tree record is a subsection beef cut
      • isBeefFabricatedCut boolean
        True if this beef cut tree record is a fabricated beef cut
      • isLean boolean
        True if this beef cut tree record is a lean beef cut
      • isMarinate boolean
        True if this beef cut tree record beef cut is suggested to marinate
      • ingredientID int
        The beef cut ingredient ID of this beef cut tree record
      • ingredientName string
        Name of the beef cut
      • ingredientNameSlug string
        URL-friendly slugged name of the beef cut
      • isOnline boolean
        Marker to denote if this beef cut is available on the Beef API
      • media array
        A list of media objects containing information about media assigned to this ingredient record. This data will only be present if a beef cut is online.
        • widenURL string
          This is the base part of the URL that is needed to build the embed link
        • widenUID string
          This is the customer userid part of the URL that is needed to build the embed link
        • externalID string
          This is the unique identifier of the media item
        • filename string
          This is the filename of the media item
        • title string
          This is the title of the media item
        • caption string
          This is the caption used for the media item
        • mediaGroup object
          Media will always be returned grouped and sorted. Use this grouping to help manage any groupings that may be suggested from the BeefAPI. Object values found in this array will be an exact match to what can be found in the master list of mediaGroups in the common endpoint (/api/v2/common/lookups)
          • mediaGroupName string
            Name of the media group
          • mediaGroupNameSlug string
            URL-friendly slugged name of the media group
          • objectType object
            The type object this media group pertains to. Object values found in this array will be an exact match to what can be found in the master list of objectTypes in the common endpoint (/api/v2/common/lookups)
            • objectTypeName string
              The name of the object type
            • objectTypeNameSlug string
              URL-friendly name of the object type
          • mediaType string
            The type of media returned
          • sortOrder int
            The suggested sort order to be used for this media item
          • links array
            A list HATEOAS for this media item that is a link to view the media in its original size.
            • rel string
              The rel attribute specifies the relationship between the current document and the linked document
            • href string
              URI of the beefapi call to get more information for this links' context
            • title string
              Title of the link
      • links array
        A list of HATEOAS in relation to this substitute beef cut. Typically if this beef cut is online, you will be provided with a link to the endpoint to get the full beef cut details. You will also be provided a link to get all the recipes that use this beef cut.
        • rel string
          The rel attribute specifies the relationship between the current document and the linked document
        • href string
          URI of the beefapi call to get more information for this links' context
        • title string
          Title of the link
    • parentIngredient object
      Object representing the hierarchical parent beef cut of the current beef cut.
      • ingredientID int
        The beef cut ingredient ID
      • ingredientName string
        Name of the beef cut
      • ingredientNameSlug string
        URL-friendly slugged name of the beef cut
      • isOnline boolean
        Marker to denote if this beef cut is available on the Beef API
      • links array
        A list of HATEOAS in relation to this substitute beef cut. Typically if this beef cut is online, you will be provided with a link to the endpoint to get the full beef cut details. You will also be provided a link to get all the recipes that use this beef cut.
        • rel string
          The rel attribute specifies the relationship between the current document and the linked document
        • href string
          URI of the beefapi call to get more information for this links' context
        • title string
          Title of the link
    • primalIngredient object
      Object representing the current beef cuts primal beef cut ancestor in its hierarchy
      • ingredientID int
        The beef cut ingredient ID
      • ingredientName string
        Name of the beef cut
      • ingredientNameSlug string
        URL-friendly slugged name of the beef cut
      • isOnline boolean
        Marker to denote if this beef cut is available on the Beef API
      • ingredientText string
        General description of the beef cut
      • links array
        A list of HATEOAS in relation to this substitute beef cut. Typically if this beef cut is online, you will be provided with a link to the endpoint to get the full beef cut details. You will also be provided a link to get all the recipes that use this beef cut.
        • rel string
          The rel attribute specifies the relationship between the current document and the linked document
        • href string
          URI of the beefapi call to get more information for this links' context
        • title string
          Title of the link
    • media array
      A list of media objects containing information about media assigned to this beef cut
      • widenURL string
        This is the base part of the URL that is needed to build the embed link
      • widenUID string
        This is the customer userid part of the URL that is needed to build the embed link
      • externalID string
        This is the unique identifier of the media item
      • filename string
        This is the filename of the media item
      • title string
        This is the title of the media item
      • caption string
        This is the caption used for the media item
      • mediaGroup object
        Media will always be returned grouped and sorted. Use this grouping to help manage any groupings that may be suggested from the BeefAPI. Object values found in this array will be an exact match to what can be found in the master list of mediaGroups in the common endpoint (/api/v2/common/lookups)
        • mediaGroupName string
          Name of the media group
        • mediaGroupNameSlug string
          URL-friendly slugged name of the media group
        • objectType object
          The type object this media group pertains to. Object values found in this array will be an exact match to what can be found in the master list of objectTypes in the common endpoint (/api/v2/common/lookups)
          • objectTypeName string
            The name of the object type
          • objectTypeNameSlug string
            URL-friendly name of the object type
        • mediaType string
          The type of media returned
        • sortOrder int
          The suggested sort order to be used for this media item
        • links array
          A list HATEOAS for this media item that is a link to view the media in its original size.
          • rel string
            The rel attribute specifies the relationship between the current document and the linked document
          • href string
            URI of the beefapi call to get more information for this links' context
          • title string
            Title of the link