Tips on buying and saving on costs
Here's what you need to know
Buy on Sale
BUY the packages of meat that have been marked down for quick sale. Make sure to cook or freeze them by the indicated date.
Choose cheaper cuts
Buy more affordable cuts of beef. Then season and cook them to your taste.
Family-sized packages of meat usually cost less than smaller packages. So, buy one big package, and divide it into the portions that you need. Freeze the unused portions until you want to cook them.
Buy Lean Cuts
The meat with more fat may cost less than the leaner choice, but once both are cooked, the fat will have cooked away, which will leave you with less meat than the leaner choice.
You can use the bone for soups and stews.
Buy only meat or poultry that has been stored in the right refrigerated conditions. Do not buy meat or poultry in packaging that is leaking or torn.
Ensure that there is no excessive moisture on the surface of meat or poultry. It shows that the food items have not been handled properly.
Go home straightaway after buying meat so that it will not be left out of the fridge for too long.
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