As the cost of living continues to rise, many people are looking for ways to cut back on expenses, especially when it comes to food. One way to save money on groceries is by using less popular cuts of Grassfed Beef. These cuts are typically less expensive than the more popular ones like ribeye and tenderloin, but they can be just as delicious if prepared correctly. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to use and prepare some of the cheaper cuts of beef to elevate your cooking game and save money at the same time.
Grassfed Chuck Roast
Chuck Beef Roast Being Cooked in an Oven with a Meat Thermometer to Insure Proper Cooking Temperature for the Perfect Ketogenic or Carnivor Diet Meal
Chuck roast is a cut of grassfed beef that comes from the shoulder area and is known for its rich, beefy flavor. This cut is best slow-cooked, either in a crockpot or oven, to break down the tough connective tissues and turn it into tender, juicy meat. A common dish made with chuck roast is pot roast, which is made by searing the roast on the stovetop and then slow-cooking it in the oven with vegetables and liquids such as beef broth or red wine.
Packer brisket smoked on the charcoal grill
Brisket is another cut of Grassfed Beef that is known for its tenderness and rich, smoky flavor. This cut is perfect for barbecue, and it can be slow-cooked on a grill or in a smoker until it’s fall-apart tender. Brisket can also be used in stews or soups, or it can be sliced thin and served on a sandwich.
Grassfed Round Steak
Tyner Pond Farm Grassfed Round Steak
Grassfed Round steak is a cut of beef that comes from the round, or hindquarter, of the cow. This cut is relatively lean and can be tough if not prepared correctly. However, it’s an affordable option and can be made tender by marinating it or using a tenderizing tool, such as a meat mallet, before cooking. Round steak can be sliced thin and used in stir-fries, or included in Mexican Food like Tacos.
Grassfed Flank Steak
Tyner Pond Farm Flank Steak
Flank steak is a flavorful, versatile cut of grassfed beef that comes from the lower abdominal area of the cow. It’s a relatively lean cut, but it can be tough if not prepared correctly. To make it tender, it’s best to marinate the steak for several hours before cooking, or to slice it thin and grill it quickly over high heat. Flank steak is a popular cut for fajitas and can also be used in stir-fries or salads.
As we’ve shown, using less popular cuts of grassfed beef can save you money while still allowing you to create delicious, restaurant-quality meals at home. These cuts may require a little extra effort and preparation, but they are well worth it in the end. Give these cuts of beef a try and see for yourself just how delicious and affordable they can be!