Hi ladies- well the cost of meat is a killer these days and I can't find a wholesaler close by so what are your tips for saving money when buying meat?
For eg. Do you get pork mince instead of regular as its cheaper but tastes the same? How do you buy beef for casseroles? I buy the 500gm strips from woolworths but it doesn't go that far and shrinks down in the slow cooker! So what do you buy alot of? What's the cheapest way of buying it?
I did shop at the butchers for a while- I can't figure out if it's cheaper than woolworths or same price but better quality!
Sorry for the boring topic but I've got to change how I buy meat especially with a growing family wink
I buy which ever grade of mince is on special but I dont buy pork or lamb mince cause I really dont like it. I also buy it in the bigger packs and split it into two and freeze it, especially when its much cheaper the usual.
With casserole/stewing meat I buy stewing steak because its cheaper. You have to cut it yourself but its not that much effort. I find my local super iga is normally cheapest for red meat.
One of the smaller igas has a policy of heavily reducing meat on Thursdays/Fridays so I drop in and see if there is anything worth getting then.
Sometimes tin tuna is good for keeping costs down. And tuna mornay and tuna patties make a nice change sometimes.
Left over tuna patties are good cold in sandwiches with salad and mayo for lunches the next day.