Monday, May 9, 2016

Updated Tips For buying Reduced Price Meat

Good Morning dear readers,  I wanted to talk about shopping for meat today.  You know the news is full of stories of how the price of beef and pork is going up.  So how do you deal with the rising cost of meat.  Well you need to shop reduced price meat and here's my tips on how to do just that idea. This link contains affiliate links see disclosure at botton in footer.

1.  Find the stores or stores that have the best deal on reduced meat--for me that's Savemart.  Yes, all stores have reduced meat but still don't have good prices.  I refuse to buy a package of meat over $5. Sometimes its okay to go over a little depending on the size of the package.

2.  Know when to go for the best deals.  Early in the morning is usually the best except the start of a new sale week.  They are putting out the specials first thing so wait or go the next day.  Some stores put out their reduced meet late in the evening.  It's always good to check all the stores you shop at to find out their times.

3.  Sometimes the meat is to far gone and looks off color.  I don't buy those items and let the meat department know it looks bad.

4.  I know this is basic and everyone knows this but freeze immediately when you get home.  Never defrost on the counter(I still know people who do this) always in refrigerator or microwave.  You can also cook meat for instance ground beef and freeze to use later.

5.  It's always a good idea to have a variety of recipes in your files for the variety of meats you can get on clearance.

6.  I wanted to add a little list of freezer times for certain cuts of meat.
  •  Cooked meat 2-3 months in the freezer
  • Uncooked Roast 4-12 months
  • Uncooked Chops or Steaks 4-12 months
  • Uncooked Chops or Steaks 4-12 months
  • Chicken 9-12 months
  • Fish 2-3 months
  • Hot Dogs 1 to 2 months
  • Bacon and Sausage 1 to 2 months
I'm adding some GO TO recipes to help you out.

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