Little Red (mylittleredgirl) wrote,
Little Red
mylittleredgirl

Hey knowers about meat!

I had a super-exciting foray recently into cooking beef at home. It was this: I bought pre-cut strips of beef labeled "stir-fry beef" and then I stuck the bits in a skillet and stir-fried them like I would tofu. (Note for the future: Beef probably doesn't need to "simmer off" the way tofu does to get the water out.)

There are A ZILLION kinds of beef/cuts/complicated pricing structures, so I'm looking for some advice here. I don't buy a lot of meat, but would rather buy cheaper cuts of local non-factory beef when possible, so please advise with cheapness in mind.

1) I want to stir-fry beef. I am capable of cutting it into strips myself. What should I buy?

2) I have heard that you can get "tougher cuts" of beef for cheaper. I'm okay with marinating something in the fridge ahead of time or whacking it with one of those spiky hammer things. Now what do I buy?

3) Forget the stir-fry thing. Is there a super-nutritious and/or super cheap cut of beef I should learn to cook?

Thanks!

I miss thekatebeyond at times like these. :(
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