I am a pro budget shopper. And I’m loud and proud of it. I don’t let “Best if Used by” or “Use By” dates scare me away from scoring meat on clearance. In fact, it can be a windfall of savings and a delicious dinner. Here’s how to do it.
There are few things more satisfying than a well-prepared steak. But when you’re standing in front of the meat counter at the grocery store or your local restaurant, it can be difficult to know how to choose the right cut.
Steaks come from a variety of parts of the animal, and the quality of each depends on its tenderness, flavor, cooking methods, and price. Some are designed for quick, everyday meals while others are meant to be savored as a special once-in-a-while meal.
The most popular steaks are strip, ribeye, and filet mignon. These cuts are generally tender, with a fine grain and mild flavor. They cook quickly and are best suited to high temperatures, such as sauteing or grilling. Other steaks, such as rump and flank steak, are better suited to slow, moist cooking methods, such as braising or stewing.
Pork is meat from the pig, and it’s commonly found in many cuisines around the world. Some religions and cultures prohibit pork consumption, including Islam and Judaism.
This week, save on pork products like Country Ham, boneless loin chops, and country ribs. This popular meat is low in fat and high in protein, which makes it a good choice for your summer grilling.
It’s important to remember that any red meat should be eaten in moderation, but lean cuts of pork are a great option for those looking for healthy alternatives. It pairs well with a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, which helps pump up the fiber, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients in your diet. Just be sure to thoroughly cook any cut of pork you purchase, as undercooked or raw meat can contain harmful bacteria like Yersinia enterocolitica. This can lead to a zoonotic infection known as yersiniosis, which can cause diarrhea and abdominal pain.
Tony’s offers a selection of meat specials this week bundles that include a variety of items at an average discount of 15-20% off the counter price. These packages are great for stocking your freezer, or if you’re planning on having some home cooked meals. Each bundle comes with the items you choose, bulk wrapped and clearly labeled. The best seller is the “Bulk Bundle” that includes 3 lbs of split chicken fryers, 5 lbs ground chuck, 2 lbs pork tenderloins, 4 lbs Miller’s slab bacon and 2 lbs sausage. Order your meat boxes online today for in-store pickup. Meat bundles are available by the unit or by weight. We also do custom bundles! Ask for details.
*Prices are subject to market availability. We reserve the right to substitute items of equal or higher value if necessary.