If you mouth salivates at the sight of a juicy portion of meat or a succulent and tender piece of poultry, a complicated question you ask yourself is, “how do I save money when buying meat”?
After all, meat is not a cheap thing to buy, and unless you are changing your lifestyle, there is very little you can do to exclude this necessary expense from your shopping list. The best and most important thing you can do is learning the best ways to save money on meat to stretch your grocery budget.
However, because we also love our meat as much as you do, we will share our five butcher secrets on how to save on meat;
- Watch The Cut.
Not all cuts of meat are equally created. Typically, you will have to pay a bit more for the tenderest cuts of meat, especially from younger animals. Despite these cuts being tender, they tend to have less flavour.
The best alternative is buying less expensive cuts and still have tender pieces of meat that will satisfy your family’s appetite.
- Learn New Ways To Prepare Meat.
You are known as the undisputed master griller; you can churn on delicious steaks, burgers, and chicken breasts. However, have you mastered the art of braising or roasting cheap cuts of meat properly?
If not, we suggest you start watching some Youtube videos, read some cookbooks, or take cooking classes to learn the finer points of these cooking methods.
- Cut Your Portions.
The best way to save money is to but less of it. If you are a regular meat eater, chances are you overindulging in it. However, that does not you should deprive yourself of chops and steaks, you can always share them.
You can fill your plate with some flavourful vegetables that contain high-quality fats, and you might find yourself not missing the large meat portions you are used to eating.
- Have Meat-Free Days.
Another one of the most effective ways of saving money on meat is skipping eating the entire week altogether. If you can survive eating less meat in one sitting, you can survive this as well.
However, that does not mean eating a bland plate of rabbit food; non-meat meal options are abundant. For example, loaded baked potato without bacon or mushroom and spinach quesadillas pasta to name a few delicious options.
- Buy Whole Animals Or In Bulk.
If the thought of not enjoying your mouthwatering piece of chops or steaks frightens you, this can be a better alternative. The processing procedure done in the store when you purchase meats adds to the cost and buying a whole animal is a much cheaper option.
The bonus of buying a whole animal is the additional parts you will not always get when buying single cuts.
Chop Shop Butcher is your local butcher with a wide variety of affordable meats to satisfy every appetite and budget. Visit us today!