Thursday, June 18, 2009

Frugal Beef Tips -- Thrifty Thursdays

Beef. It's one of the most expensive grocery items you can buy, both in terms of dollars and environmental impact. So my tips is to buy the best beef you can buy (organic or grassfed), but what you need and use every bit of what you buy.

To buy the right amount, check out our chert that will let you know how many servings you can expect to get from various cuts of beef.

For the 2nd half of the equation, check out tips for how long you can keep beef.

Maximum Recommended Storage Times for Quality, According to the National Cattlemen's Beef Association

(35°F to 40°F)
(0°F or colder)
FRESH BEEF Steaks, Roasts 3-4 days 6 - 12 months

Beef for Stew 2-3 days 6 - 12 months

Ground Beef 1-2 days 3-4 months
LEFTOVER COOKED BEEF All types 3-4 days 2-3 months


Make Your Own Aged Beef!
For those who want to go through the trouble (and the flavor is worth it), Judy over at Judy's Kitchen has a wonderful tutorial on how to age your own beef. Click here.

Thrifty Thursdays is a blog event created by my fried Amanda Formaro from Amanda's Cookin' blog. I've agreed to participate, so look for a frugal themed post here each Thursday. In addition to reading my posts, be sure to visit Amanda's blog for a round-up of all the thrifty home and cooking tips and recipes that came in this week from folks around the blogosphere.

1 comment:

kristent said...

i'd love to have you participate in our upcoming "blog of the day" program that we're doing for the release of julie and julia! if you're interested, please contact me at ktarnol (at) thanks!

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