What is a pork steak? Specifically, pork steak is butchered from the pork shoulder (also known as Boston Butt), an area typically used for slow cooking. Adding to the confusion is that this cut is also sold as pork shoulder chops. These are the same thing, the only difference being individual butcher naming preference or the size of the cut. Pork steaks are usually thick and being from the pig’s shoulder, have a great balance of fat to meat along with incredible meaty flavour.