What if the meals coming out of your kitchen every night were as good as those coming from a first-rate steakhouse? That would be pretty nice. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have the money to afford top cuts of meat on a daily basis. The good news is that there are practical solutions to this quandary. With a little care and a great recipe, there are plenty of steak cuts that can taste finer than a filet mignon. We’ve compiled a list of six great steak recipes that won't break the bank.
6 Great Steak Recipes That Won't Break the Bank (Slideshow)
It’s important to note that the cost of certain cuts of beef change depending on availability and region. Some cuts may be significantly cheaper or more expensive where you live. There are so many cuts to choose from; so we’ve provided you with a list that will help you make money-saving decisions about your next beef cut purchase.
Hanger steak and flank steak are lower-cost cuts of beef that work terrific in tacos and fajitas. Top sirloin is another lean cut of meat that won’t set you back as much as the popular tenderloin cuts, but when prepared and cooked properly will yield just as much flavor. Most importantly, according to Beef Retail, a site that provides current wholesale market rates for commercially packaged and sold beef cuts, top sirloin is nearly one-third the price of tenderloin cuts.
The key is to look past the more popular cuts. You’ll find a surprising wealth of beef cuts that are underutilized and priced according to demand. Click on the slideshow to see 6 steak recipes that won't break the bank. We’re sure that some of these cuts will surprise you.
Jonathan Hirsch is the Cook Editor for The Daily Meal. Follow him on twitter @jonathanihirsch.