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Beef. It’s what’s for dinner (and lunch) many days! There is a good reason why we love meal prepping with beef. Not only is it versatile and extremely delicious, but it is also affordable, as well as, an excellent source of protein. One type of beef can be used in multiple ways, so if you are a shopper who likes to buy in bulk, fear not! You don’t have to worry about eating the beef the same way over and over again. Instead, you can divide it up and use it on a couple of the recipes below or use half now and freeze half for later.
But, no matter your budget, we have something to satisfy that beef craving!
Price per pound of beef can fluctuate week by week and even region by region in the country. But, if you’re looking for the most affordable cuts of beef to use in your meal preps, these are it! Oh, and the list doesn’t stop here! You can check out the full list of affordable beef cuts here!
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Ground beef is perfect for just about anything! It is not only limited to burgers and meatballs! You can also serve it for breakfast in a hash or turn it into egg cups! The possibilities with ground beef are endless!
Chuck roast is perfect for a slow cooker or pressure cooker recipe! When you need something, but don’t feel like really ‘cooking,’ this is where it’s at!
Ready for summertime grilling? Then, grab yourself some brisket! One part of it, the brisket flat, is considered lean. It’s the leaner half of the whole Brisket also known also as the “first cut,” this full-flavored meat can be sliced or shredded. You can either buy Briskets whole, or the flat from stores. This cut of beef is ideal for low and slow grilling or using in a slow cooker! Have a smoker, then this is a must-try!
Top Sirloin is a great choice because it’s flavorful, but also tender and can be used on anything from salads to steaks to stir frys and kabobs.
Skirt steak is great when you want tons of flavor and something done fast! This cut of meat is best when marinaded and sear quickly over high heat! Can we save, “time-saver?”
Top round is a lean and inexpensive cut that is great for a variety of meal prep recipes! It’s an easy way to get extra protein into your meals.
Beef ribs come in many varieties! They are great for grilling, oven baking, cooking in your pressure cooker, and more!
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