Recently, I had the perfect opportunity to test this tip sent in by a reader: “Before you pay full price for ground beef, look at other cuts of beef that might be on sale. If the price is better, ask the butcher to grind that roast or steak.”
This particular day 80-percent lean ground beef was $4.99 a pound, but boneless flank steak was that week’s loss leader at $2.47 a pound. Wow! What a difference.
I selected three large flank steaks that had the best marbling and the butcher was more than happy to grind them. Just like that, I saved $2.52 a pound. When I got home I broke it down into six packages of about one pound each and froze them.
So what can you do with just one pound of ground beef when you have many mouths to feed? Check out three of favorite family-friendly, comfort-food meals, just perfect for a cold wintry day!