This is a partnered post with The Motherhood and Beef It’s What’s For Dinner, all opinions are our own.
Last week I spent the afternoon learning all about Beef and it made me very hungry, just thinking about it right now also makes me very hungry. I love beef, I love all different kinds of meals you can make out of it but I can also tell you that I had no idea what the cuts were, where they were on the cow or how to save on purchasing just the right amount for your family. These are the things I’m going to share with you in this post. First, you need to know that by visiting Beef It’s What’s For Dinner you can find all these facts and many more. Another really great resource is Confident Cooking with Beef is a brochure that has all you need to know about beef! First thing you should know is that it’s full of 10 essential vitamins.
I love pot roast, but I wouldn’t know where to begin on how to make the perfect pot roast, so if you’re like me you may want to use the Interactive Butcher Counter:
For Pot roast there were 8 options. Thinking back on what my family used I’m pretty sure it was the bottom round roast in the crock pot for 8 hours with Lipton French Onion flavor mix and it comes out delicious!
Know Your Cuts:
Use the Interactive Butcher Counter – a tool to help you select the right cut at the meat case.
· Available on website or on mobile phone
· Don’t need to download or update an app (optimized for mobile devices)
· Provides nutritional information
· Gives the recommended cooking method
· Links directly to recipes
Anatomy of beef and cuts:
· Middle meats that are more tender: rib, loin, plate, flank.
· Other meats require marinating longer to tenderize: chuck, brisket and round.
Also on the website, see the guidelines for what temperatures you should cook these beef cuts to. And don’t be afraid to talk to your butcher. The best way to save on beef of course is to buy in bulk, but it’s also ok to ask your butcher for the specific amount. Tell him you only need a two person serving and of course you’ll save. You won’t be wasting any money. For more ways to save you can find tips for beef butchery on YouTube:
· Know how to cut beef to make the most of your dollar
· Save $1-$2 per pound!
· Learn how to use one cut of beef as an ingredient in many different dishes: stir fries, casseroles, stews, soups, mixed dishes and more!
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