I want to share a quick tip that I have for saving money on meat at the grocery store. Aside from buying beef in bulk each year and freezing it, I often use this tip to make sure I have inexpensive meat on hand.
Every now and then, my grocery store will have whole Boneless Pork Loins on sale for half-price. You know, those HUGE ones that you have to lift with two hands? And you say, “That’s a good price, but how in the world would I cook THAT monstrosity?”
Actually, it would be great slow cooked on the grill with a Coffee Cayenne Rub. Mmmmmmmmmmm…
I’ve done that, but most of the time, it’s just too big for our family’s needs. So, here’s where the butcher or meat department comes in. And here’s how to have lots of awesome boneless pork chops to split up and freeze!
- Heave the whole pork loin over to the meat window.
- Ask the guy to cut it in 1/4 inch or 1/2 inch chops for you.
- Take the newly packaged meat from the guy and add it to your cart!
- Voila! Pork Chops galore! For half price! I usually wait till they’re $1.99/lb
What do you think of this idea? Do you utilize the meat department at the grocery store?
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