steak http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/2082/all en-US 7 Secret Cheap Steak Cuts You Should Be Asking For http://www.wisebread.com/7-secret-cheap-steak-cuts-you-should-be-asking-for <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/7-secret-cheap-steak-cuts-you-should-be-asking-for" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/steak_000051038948.jpg" alt="Cheap steak cuts you should ask for" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Summertime is steak time. That is, unless you can&rsquo;t afford a steak.</p> <p>Fortunately, you don&rsquo;t have to spend a fortune to get some <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-easy-ways-to-make-cheap-cuts-of-meat-taste-expensive">good quality beef</a>. While not all of the cheaper cuts grill up well all by themselves, most of them do with a bit of extra preparation, and the others taste great as part of a kebab or in other favorite dishes.</p> <p>Bon appetit!</p> <h2>1. Flat Iron Steak</h2> <p>The flat iron steak, or the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/29/dining/29beef.html?pagewanted=all&amp;_r=0">chicken steak</a>, is seriously a hidden gem. It&rsquo;s got the tenderness of the much more expensive filet, but because no one has ever heard of it, it&rsquo;s a lot cheaper. Cook it exactly like you would cook your favorite tender cut of meat &mdash; usually on the grill or by pan frying it. (And if you&rsquo;ve never pan fried before, this <a href="http://allrecipes.com/recipe/perfect-flat-iron-steak/">steak recipe</a> would be a great place to start.)</p> <h2>2. Shoulder Steak</h2> <p>The shoulder steak, also called the <a href="http://www.esquire.com/food-drink/food/g604/cheap-steak-cuts/?slide=5">London Broil</a>, is what you need to get if you love it when the flavor of beef is almost overwhelming. Because this is a larger piece of meat, it can be roasted, though it is also tasty when you cook it on the grill. Then, slice it into thin pieces and you can feed the whole crowd. Or, you can <a href="http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/3090-shoulder-steak-with-herbs">pan fry it</a>, and even <a href="http://www.food.com/recipe/barbecue-shoulder-steak-skillet-287868">add that barbeque flavor</a>.</p> <h2>3. Chuck Eye Steak</h2> <p>The chuck eye steak is kind of like a rib eye, for a good reason: It is the cut <a href="http://strongertogether.coop/food-lifestyle/cooking/meat-your-top-5-affordable-steak-cuts/">nearest the rib eye</a> on the animal. So while it costs significantly less, it retains many of the characteristics you love about the more expensive cut of meat. This is a very flexible hunk of meat: you can do anything from cooking it like a roast to grilling it. Just don&rsquo;t cook it all the way to well done! If you don&rsquo;t have access to a grill, <a href="http://www.sweettmakesthree.com/2013/10/chuck-eye-steak-recipe/">chuck eye can be pan fried</a>, too.</p> <h2>4. Flank Steak</h2> <p>Flank steak is tasty, but it&rsquo;s also tough. Luckily for us, there are ways to get around that. Braise it, grill it, or marinate it. Keep in mind, though, that marinating it won&rsquo;t make it tender. If you use a dry method of cooking, like grilling, be sure to use high heat, only keep it on the grill for a short time, and cut it against the grain. This looks like an <a href="http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/flank-steak-242598">amazing marinade</a> to use with that method!</p> <h2>5. Tip Sirloin</h2> <p>Tip sirloin (or sirloin tip) is another name for <a href="http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/05/the-best-inexpensive-steak-for-the-grill-part-4-flap-meat-sirloin-tip.html">flap meat</a> (which has got to be one of the most unfortunate names out there for a cut of steak!). If you cook it carefully, it has a fabulous steaky taste, is tender and juicy, and goes great with a bunch of different marinades. You can do pretty much anything you want with it: Make it into kebabs, braise it slowly, or <a href="http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/05/steakhouse-style-grilled-marinated-flank-stea.html">grill it</a> for that steakhouse taste.</p> <h2>6. Chuck Arm Steak</h2> <p>If you&rsquo;re looking for cheaper beef, look no farther than something labeled &ldquo;chuck.&rdquo; This particular cut can come out tough and fatty, but it&rsquo;s wonderful when cooked in a way that will keep it moist. This usually means that you <a href="http://everydaylife.globalpost.com/cook-arm-steak-31922.html">braise it</a>. Afterwards, you can pull it apart, slice it and serve, or use it in a soup or stew.</p> <h2>7. Brisket</h2> <p>A brisket is an incredibly tough cut of meat, which means it doesn&rsquo;t usually work well on a grill. But that makes it perfect for cooking slowly, and especially for true BBQ. If you have access to a smoker, that&rsquo;s the best way to go when cooking brisket. But you can <a href="http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/texas-oven-roasted-beef-brisket-recipe.html">oven roast</a> or <a href="http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/braised-beef-brisket-355532">braise brisket</a> as well. As long as the meat has time to get tender and gain flavor, there&rsquo;s no reason to buy a more expensive cut.</p> <h2>A Note on Tenderizing</h2> <p>You might have noticed that many of the cheaper cuts of meat don&rsquo;t always reach the same levels of tenderness that most of us like our beef to have. There&rsquo;s a way around that, though: kosher salt. <a href="http://steamykitchen.com/163-how-to-turn-cheap-choice-steaks-into-gucci-prime-steaks.html">Salt the steak</a> and then, for every inch of steak, let it sit for an hour. After that, rinse off any excess salt and cook it however you want. Basically, the salt helps the steak hold onto moisture in such a way that it actually becomes more tender, which is good by me!</p> <p><em>What is your favorite cheap, fabulous cut of meat? And the recipe you use the most? </em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/sarah-winfrey">Sarah Winfrey</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-secret-cheap-steak-cuts-you-should-be-asking-for">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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Today, we give you the skills to turn cheap steak into a dreamy dinner, 10 tips for making a family room top-notch, and what to do if you owe more taxes than you expected.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><strong>How to Turn Cheap &ldquo;Choice&rdquo; Steak into Gucci &ldquo;Prime&rdquo; Steak</strong> &mdash; This technique is awesome, and likely to save some big dollars down the road! See how it&rsquo;s done, and fear cheap cuts no more! <a href="http://steamykitchen.com/163-how-to-turn-cheap-choice-steaks-into-gucci-prime-steaks.html">Steamy Kitchen</a></p> <p><strong>The Room that Craigslist and Yard Sales Built</strong> &mdash; Before you write off Craigslist as a haven for junk and unworthy cast-offs, get a load of this room upgrade. <a href="http://www.lazymanandmoney.com/the-room-that-craiglist-and-yard-sales-built/">Lazy Man and Money</a></p> <p><strong>10 Minutes to a Room You&rsquo;ll Love: Family Room</strong> &mdash; Gorgeous. That&rsquo;s how I describe the way our room would look if I were to follow these quick and affordable tips! <a href="http://www.thenester.com/2010/02/10-minutes-to-a-room-youll-love-part-1-family-room.html">Nesting Place</a></p> <p><strong>How I Made My Peace with Hiring a Housekeeper</strong> &mdash; You don&rsquo;t have to tell me why hiring a housekeeper may be a good investment at your house. You had me at &ldquo;hello.&rdquo; <a href="http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2010/02/19/how-i-made-my-peace-with-hiring-a-housekeeper/">Get Rich Slowly</a></p> <p><strong>I Owe More Taxes than Expected. Should I Hire an Accountant?</strong> &mdash; Unless you&rsquo;re looking to go into the way-back machine and do something unethical, this may not help you in the long run. Get Tax Cat&rsquo;s official stance in this article. <a href="http://consumerist.com/2010/02/i-owe-more-taxes-than-i-expected-should-i-hire-an-accountant.html">Consumerist</a></p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><strong>The Tax Filing Deadline is April 15th, but When Should You Mail Your Return or Have it Postmarked?</strong> Tricky question, indeed. Get the details you need to keep you out of trouble with the IRS. <a href="http://genxfinance.com/2008/04/01/the-tax-filing-deadline-is-april-15th-but-when-should-you-mail-your-return-or-have-it-postmarked/">Gen X Finance</a></p> <p><strong>9 Tips to Stretch the Life of Common Household Items</strong> &mdash; Looking for a way to help your bra live longer? Don&rsquo;t laugh, just take notes. This piece is good! <a href="http://www.mydollarplan.com/9-tips-to-stretch-the-life-of-common-household-items/">My Dollar Plan</a></p> <p><strong>You&rsquo;ve Got the Look: Four Steps to Instant Confidence</strong> &mdash; &ldquo;Keep Your Eye on the Prize&rdquo; is just one of the ways to amp up your inner confidence and appear like you own it. See the other tips in this quick read. <a href="http://www.divinecaroline.com/22189/93045-you-ve-look--four-steps-instant">Divine Caroline</a></p> <p><strong>What People Say on Twitter About Tax Refunds</strong> &mdash; This cool graphic gives a great summary of the &ldquo;buzz&rdquo; online regarding taxes. What are you saying? <a href="http://blog.turbotax.intuit.com/taxes-101/what-people-say-on-twitter-about-tax-refunds/">Turbo Tax</a></p> <p><strong>The Onslaught of New Credit Card Fees Begin</strong> &mdash; It&rsquo;s here: New fee time. Get the dirt before you get charged, and guard your purchases with this need-to-know info! <a href="http://moremoney.blogs.money.cnn.com/2010/02/17/the-onslaught-of-new-credit-card-fees-begins/">CNN More Money</a></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/linsey-knerl">Linsey Knerl</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-of-personal-finance-roundup-how-to-turn-cheap-choice-steak-into-gucci-prime-steak">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-of-personal-finance-roundup-20-amazing-fitness-blogs-to-inspire-you">Best of Personal Finance Roundup: 20+ Amazing Fitness Blogs to Inspire You</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-of-personal-finance-roundup-mastercard-acceptance-guidelines">Best of Personal Finance Roundup: MasterCard Acceptance Guidelines</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-of-personal-finance-roundup-make-sure-your-haiti-donation-goes-to-quake-aid">Best of Personal Finance Roundup: Make Sure Your Haiti Donation goes to Quake Aid</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-of-personal-finance-roundup-how-to-be-a-cheap-drunk-with-taste">Best of Personal Finance Roundup: How to Be a Cheap Drunk with Taste</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-of-personal-finance-roundup-how-to-hide-naughty-credit-card-purchases">Best of Personal Finance Roundup: How to Hide Naughty Credit Card Purchases</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance best personal finance roundup steak Fri, 19 Feb 2010 17:56:03 +0000 Linsey Knerl 5380 at http://www.wisebread.com