In these tough times of stagnant wages, high unemployment, increasing taxes and inflation, it is critical that we save as much of our money as possible.
One way that I do this is to purchase large uncut pieces of meat from the grocery store, or from a good butcher if one is convenient and reputable.
Here is a whole sirloin tip, which weighed about 10 to 12 pounds.
This piece of meat is typically broken into three roasts, but I decided to take it a few steps further by butchering it into several different cuts for a variety of uses.
And from what you can see here there is a roast at top left, stew meat beneath that, in the center are steaks cuts from the center eye and on the right of that stir fry meat, and on the far right two "club" type steaks. In the end I produced about 20 - 25-plus portions of meat in a variety of cuts and uses.
The steaks from this cut are not ideal for hot, dry cooking methods like grilling, without some form of marination to help break down the meat fibers, but they can still be cooked that way with success. The flavor is impeccable, but Filet Mignon this is not. Don't be fooled.
To buy all of these cuts individually would probably cost 4 to 5 times what I paid for the entire piece.
Yay me! Fuck you! Eat meat!