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6 Ways to Save On Beef!
Our family is a beef and potatoes kind of family. So, when inviting everyone over for the holidays, it’s a no brainer to serve beef. Did you know that this season, beef retail prices are down nearly 10 percent from the highest prices in late 2014, making it easier on your wallet. This is great news as we plan for holiday meals! I am always looking to save on beef.
If you haven’t seen the lower prices yet, you can expect to be seeing lower prices at the meat case in your grocery retailer. Take advantage of these prices as you shop for roasts, steaks and ground beef this season.
I like to make the Citrus-Marinated Beef & Fruit Kabobs. They are easy to make and they can be picked up and eaten easily.
Here are 6 Ways to Save on Beef for the Holidays:
The Beef Checkoff, the leading authority on all things beef, shares expert tips on how to get the best deals on beef this holiday season and every day.
1. Consider the price per serving. Buying in larger packs or bulk usually saves you money. They usually have the price per serving available right on the package.
2. Buy Family Size packs or bundles. These are usually the cheaper way to go. As long as you have enough freezer space, separate it and freeze enough for each meal.
3. Go Small. Cooking for one or two? Buy a small size and get exactly what you need.
4. Buy Larger Cuts and Slice your own. I like to do this because you can get the perfect size slice of beef that you want. It won’t be either too thin or too thick.
5. Hunt for bargains. Every week our supermarket puts out a sale ad. I watch to see what is on sale and then stock up. I also plan my meals around what is on sale.
6. Ask for help. Most supermarkets have a butcher available. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Sometimes if I’m not familiar with the cut of beef that I buy, I refer to the oven roasting guide. It helps me take the guesswork out. It also helps to figure out how much I will need and it lets me know which beef cuts fit my need. I have a tendency to go overboard and have a ton of leftovers when I don’t refer to the guide.
Check out this delicious Rib Roast: