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Old 07-02-2014, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I noticed in our paper today Strip steak for $5.99. I got so excited, that was until I read the rest of the add: it was 10 oz, not a lb. We have cut back on beef naturally in the past few years, now we are down to about once a week. I can't afford it any more often. Even fish is cheaper because it is so rich we only eat small amounts. How are others coping?
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Old 07-02-2014, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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I noticed in our paper today Strip steak for $5.99. I got so excited, that was until I read the rest of the add: it was 10 oz, not a lb. We have cut back on beef naturally in the past few years, now we are down to about once a week. I can't afford it any more often. Even fish is cheaper because it is so rich we only eat small amounts. How are others coping?
When I walk through the grocery store and see the price of beef, I'm glad I don't eat it any more.
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Old 07-02-2014, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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We don't really eat much beef, so we're oblivious to the cost of beef.
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Old 07-02-2014, 03:11 PM
 
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How are others coping?
i am slaughtering the cows myself, cutting out the middle man
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Old 07-02-2014, 03:16 PM
 
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i am slaughtering the cows myself, cutting out the middle man

If only my HOA allowed me to do that on the back patio of my townhouse. LOL
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Old 07-02-2014, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I don't eat actual steaks that often. When I do, I'm certainly not buying it for anywhere near that price ... if a steak is worth doing, it's worth doing it right, and prices tend to start around $15-18 a pound and go up for anything of actual quality. I guess that's why I rarely actually buy them.
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Old 07-02-2014, 04:09 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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I'm pretty sure, corn being converted to ethanol is one, if not the biggest reason for the sky-rocketing beef costs. Congress needs to quit subsidizing/promoting this practice.
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Old 07-02-2014, 05:11 PM
 
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I noticed in our paper today Strip steak for $5.99. I got so excited, that was until I read the rest of the add: it was 10 oz, not a lb. We have cut back on beef naturally in the past few years, now we are down to about once a week. I can't afford it any more often. Even fish is cheaper because it is so rich we only eat small amounts. How are others coping?
the cost of beef is at record highs

rib eyes, strips, porterhouse and T-bones and tenderloin, are mostly over 10lb for choice grade
yes, there are lower grades for less,

keep an eye out for the sales in the flyers, some stores might have some of the better steaks as a loss leader
the bone in strip steak will be pushed, because of a cheaper retail, as will the top butt sirloin simply called bnls sirloin steaks (not the strips)


if you get a hankering for a nice steak, that wont break the bank try this- buy one of these bnls sirloin steaks (choice grade ) look for 3.99lb-4.99lb

then use one of these handy dandy tenderizers (needlers)
hit both sides of the steak with this

they are only 5.00 on ebay and they work great,,,
I use it on pork and chicken too- not only does it marinade - the marinades go deeper into the muscle

look for "shoulder chuck steak for London broil" might be on sale for 2.99-3.99lb
use this tenderizer on it, now you get the flavor of the chuck with the tenderness of an expensive steak

here is a link
Stainless Steel Needle Kitchen Knives Professional Cooking Meat Tenderizer Tool | eBay

I really like these- I give em out for gifts and they work great!!
I've used them quite a bit this spring
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Old 07-02-2014, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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the cost of beef is at record highs

rib eyes, strips, porterhouse and T-bones and tenderloin, are mostly over 10lb for choice grade
yes, there are lower grades for less,

keep an eye out for the sales in the flyers, some stores might have some of the better steaks as a loss leader
the bone in strip steak will be pushed, because of a cheaper retail, as will the top butt sirloin simply called bnls sirloin steaks (not the strips)


if you get a hankering for a nice steak, that wont break the bank try this- buy one of these bnls sirloin steaks (choice grade ) look for 3.99lb-4.99lb

then use one of these handy dandy tenderizers (needlers)
hit both sides of the steak with this

they are only 5.00 on ebay and they work great,,,
I use it on pork and chicken too- not only does it marinade - the marinades go deeper into the muscle

look for "shoulder chuck steak for London broil" might be on sale for 2.99-3.99lb
use this tenderizer on it, now you get the flavor of the chuck with the tenderness of an expensive steak

here is a link
Stainless Steel Needle Kitchen Knives Professional Cooking Meat Tenderizer Tool | eBay

I really like these- I give em out for gifts and they work great!!
I've used them quite a bit this spring
I was out shopping today and bought my son a "commercial grade strip loin" steak. I don't know what that is, but it looks OK. Is that any good?
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Old 07-02-2014, 05:47 PM
 
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It is now worth it to buy a freezer, go in with a friend or two for a whole or half a cow, and simply pay to get it butchered yourself. The savings are immense.
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