Eating lean meat is healthier.
It also costs more.
One thing you can do is buy a cut with a higher fat content and cut off the visible fat before cooking.
If it is ground meat, you can drain the meat on paper towels or dump in a strainer.
You can also rinse the meat after cooking.
But, if you do this, be aware some nutrients will be lost as well as any seasoning you may have used.
Cheaper cuts of meat can be a little tougher.
You can make the meat more moist by adding a little water or broth to the pan while you are cooking it.
You can also marinate the meat before cooking.
Adding a little fat to the frying pan before cooking the meat will seal in juices.
Heat the pan, add the oil and make sure it is hot before you add the meat.
If the oil is not hot, it will soak into the meat, instead of searing the outside.
If you can afford to, you can save quite a bit of money by purchasing a quarter, half, or whole cow, pig, sheep, or whatever you want.
It is a big expense up front.
But, when you figure out the cost per pound it is a good investment.
I am sorry I missed last week’s Frugal Me Fridays. I was unable to get to my computer.
What about a nice flank steak, delicious but so much cheaper.
Jo, Flank steak is good. I don't know why, but I seldom see it in the meat case anymore.
Sherry Ellis said:
Good tips. My mom was always one to trim off access fat rather than get the leanest meat.
Thanks, Sherry. My parents always got the side of beef.
Lynn Proctor said:
cool tips–thanks ruth 🙂
You are very welcome, Lynn.