I participated in a campaign with Beef and The Motherhood to share this great info with you. All opinions are my own.
We eat a lot of beef in our home. Steak is a favorite across my whole family. So I was excited to work with Beef to get to #KnowYourBeef a little more because I didn't realize that I was wasting more on some of the beef I was buying. Beef has all these great tools for consumers to help them save money and educate themselves on the cuts of meat and how to buy for your family.
One of the first tools is the Interactive Butcher which you can use on your mobile phone (or desktop) while you're standing at the meat case browsing all the different cuts. You can explore the different cuts and the anatomy of the cow to better understand which cuts are going to be lean or tender. The nutritional information and ways to cook the specific cut. It even has links to recipes for that cut as well. For example, I didn't know that the middle cuts like the flank, rib, loin and plate were more tender. While the chuck, round and brisket need to marinate to make them more tender. I generally use those cuts in my slow cooker.
I've always been a “shop in bulk” girl. But since we've switched to organic beef it's become more difficult to find in bigger packages. I used to buy prepared cuts also like already cut stew beef, not realizing that I was spending more mont on it when I could save by purchasing a larger cut of beef and cutting it myself. Knowing how to cut your own beef can save you $1-$2 a pound! Beef has a great YouTube channel that has videos on how to do this.
A lean cut of beef (based on 3oz serving) can provide nearly half of the daily value of protein. It has less than 10 grams of fat, 4.5 or less saturated fat and less that 95mg of cholesterol. If you haven't gotten comfortable cooking beef I suggest getting a meat thermometer, it's the best way to make sure your meat is cooked the way you want. This tool for determining the doneness is super helpful as well. You'll learn the right temperature it needs to be. Then you can learn by simply feeling it.
Check out more information and get to know your beef better!