I am not talking about about cutting meat out of your diet.
Though, having meat free meals once in a while can be tasty AND budget friendly.
There are ways to save some money on meat.
Stew meat costs more than a roast or maybe even steak on sale.
Buy the roast and cut it up.
Use what you need and freeze the rest.
And if you cut the cubes smaller than the stew meat you buy, there actually seems like more meat.
I usually end up with a bigger roast than I need because there are only three of us.
I cut the roast in half and cook that and cube the other half for a meal in the next few days.
Most grocery stores have meat counters and the worker will cut up or slice any meat you want.
If you find a boneless ham at a good price, take it to the meat counter and ask them to slice it and package it how you want.
My sister usually does this and gets so much of it deli-sliced for sandwiches and the rest in thicker pieces.
When a whole pork loin is on sale, get one and have them slice it into roasts or thinner to cook that way or even to make your own tenderloin sandwiches.
Same thing with a beef loin. You can get the most expensive cuts off the loins.
Another way to save on meat is just to use less.
If the recipe calls for a pound of meat, use 3/4 or maybe less if you want.
Especially if the meat is chopped or ground, you really don’t even notice.
If your meat is in pound packages, cook it all.
Take out some of the cooked and save for another meal.
Cooked meat freezes well.
These are a few of my meat tips.
Do you have any?
Have a great Day!
Good tips Ruth. I have basically been following similar guide lines for many years. Right now I limit my personal intake of meat to 3-4 oz. as I am endevouring to reduce me as well as my food bill.
JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE
M. J. Joachim said:
This is some great advice and a lot of it includes things I have done for years. Thanks for posting this.
Jo and M. J., I have done these for years also. Some people really don't think of these things so I thought it worth a mention.