Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Saving on Meat

I just got back from the grocery store and I now have a freezer packed with meat. They had a ton of meat on Manager's Special and I was able to get 35.7 lbs of meat for $27.16. That's 0.76 lb!!! Here is what I bought:

3 lbs of ground chicken
6 lbs of ground beef
20 lbs of chicken quarters (There was a whole chicken in one of the bags so I got 2 breasts too. Lucky me!!)
6.7 lbs of boneless, skinless chicken breasts (not on Manager's Special, but a good price)

What am I going to do with all this meat? Well, right now I am baking a bunch of the chicken quarters in the oven and then I will dice up the chicken and freeze them in dinner size portions in freezer bags. It makes dinner time a lot easier when you have the chicken already cooked. The rest of the quarters will be used in crock pot recipes and, our favorite, on the grill. I'm from upstate NY and our BBQ is slow grilled chicken quarters, so we have these a lot in the summer - so good! The ground beef will be used for burgers, hamburger helper, tacos. The ground chicken is also good for burgers. I don't eat hamburgers, in fact I have never had on in my life, yes I am weird. Chicken burgers are so moist and healthier. The chicken breasts will be used for BBQ pulled chicken in the crock pot and pretty much most of the meals I make.
Manager's Special is one of the ways our family saves money on meat. What are some of the ways you save on meat?


  1. Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I am returning the favor! Man, I need to find a deal around here that good on meat, that is awesome!!

  2. New follower!
    I do the same thing you do, stocking up when meat is on sale.
    I will cook larger quantity of meat when I'm grilling four pork chops or chicken breasts, I'll go ahead and load up the grill. Then I cut and freeze in meal-sized quantities.
    My other big money saver--dare I tell my secret online?--I hit Sam's Club on Monday mornings. They mark down all the meat that didn't sell over the weekend and is near expiration.
    If you cook it right away (or cook and freeze) it really doesn't matter.

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  4. Never eaten a hamburger? That is wierd. Haha.


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