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October 15, 2023
How to save money with beef:
When cooking a roast, cook it simple the first time. When you start with a great roast (see Tip 2), cooking a roast in a simple way allows you to not only enjoy it the first time but also leaves room for you to transform it for leftovers like stroganoff, enchiladas, stew, etc. There is nothing worse than cooking a cut of beef one way and not enjoying it!
Budget friendly cuts of beef like roast, ground beef, brisket, etc. are a great way to enjoy beef. Many ranchers, like us, have great specials on these budget friendly cuts that you can stock up and save on! (Click here to shop our weekly specials where you can stock up and save!) Buying direct from a rancher can be more expensive than the store, but you can expect the same quality (tenderness and flavor) of beef with every order vs. the grocery store where this will vary.
****There is nothing wrong with grocery store beef! That beef is still raised by ranchers. There will be more variation in quality as the beef that is in the store is sourced from many locations.
Cooking ground beef in bulk at the beginning of the week allows you to use it during the week for multiple recipes. Planning your beef meals in advance helps with food waste, and prepping saves you time and money.
Add vegetables to ground beef! When cooking recipes, you can stretch ground beef by adding vegetables like mushrooms, carrots, bell peppers, etc. This is a great way to sneak in some vegetables for kids (or spouse 🙃) and add some extra nutrients!
Know what the labels mean. Do not be persuaded into spending more money on beef just because the label lists everything the beef does or doesn't have.
Finding a local rancher where you can order a 1/4, 1/2. or whole beef share is a great way to stock up and save. No freezer space? No problem! Many ranchers (like us) not only have beef shares but also offer subscription boxes where you can choose the cuts of beef you like and enjoy - saving you money in the long run!
Remember - beef is one of the most nutrient dense, healthy protein options. While it is more expensive compared to pork and poultry, you are getting more nutrients per ounce!
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