Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Saving Money - Cut Your Own Meat

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The next time you are at the grocery store compare the prices on a whole roast and pre-cut stew meat.  You will be shocked at the difference in price.


Cut Your Own Stew Meat and Steaks

By purchasing a whole beef roast you can save up to $2.00 per pound.  Pre-cut stew meat is the same thing as a roast, however, you are paying a higher price for someone else to cut up the roast into stew meat.  Do you really want to pay a higher price just to make stew?  No one does.

Purchase a whole roast and simply cut it up yourself.  It only takes a few minutes to cut your roast into cubes for stew meat. So, what do you do with all of that cut up beef?  Well, freeze it of course.

The Easy Way to make Stew Meat and Steaks

Slice your roast with the grain of the meat.  Essentially, you are actually slicing the roast into steaks.  Once you have your steaks sliced all you have to do is to cut each steak into small cubes.

Once your meat is cut up set aside what you are going to use for dinner then freeze the rest.  Using pint size freezer bags, grab a handful of meat cubes and place in the bottom of the freezer bag. Make sure you fill in the bottom corners.

Now tightly roll up the freezer bag until you reach the zipper.  As you are rolling your meat in the bag you are removing the air inside of your bag.  Once at the top of the bag close it tightly.

Once you have several pint size bags of stew meat rolled, place the pint size bags into a larger freezer bag.  By doing this you are keeping your stew meat all in one place, you have a flat package to place in the freezer and you are able to prevent freezer burn on the meat.

Steaks

If you are more in the mood for a steak, do the same thing when freezing.  Freeze either 2 steaks in one pint size bag or one at a time. Roll the bag removing the air and place your individual steaks in a larger freezer bag.

Saving money is a good thing.  There is no reason to not cut your own steaks or stew meat as it only takes a few moments of your time.

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