June 13, 2013
Each week I thought it might be fun to focus on one frugal concept. It might be something from the ad, a tip from a reader or really anything. If it has a frugal focus that might help someone…then I’ll try to feature it.
This week I thought we’d talk about buying and using a sirloin tip roast.
So many people are intimidated when they see a cut of meat that they may not typically purchase. For a long time I never really bought the cuts of meat that I did not understand. I was afraid that I wouldn’t know how to use it or end up cooking it wrong. I was missing out on some great cuts of meat AND some awesome deals.
This week Publix has Sirloin Tip Roast priced at $3.99/lb. This is a great cut of beef that can be used in all kinds of recipes and at under $4 per pound, it’s an awesome deal.
Sirloin tip is a great meat for roasts, stews, stir frys and kabobs. You can do so much with this cut and it is very budget friendly. Whether you roast it, grill it, or throw it in a stir fry, it’s a great cut that is full of flavor and will not break the bank!
You may notice that there are three different prices on sirloin in the ad this week -
- Sirloin Tip Roast, $3.99/lb
- Sirloin Tip Steaks, $4.29/lb
- Top Sirloin Kabobs, $5.99/lb
The steaks and the roast are basically the same thing, one is just a smaller cut. The top sirloin kabobs are from a slightly different area of the cow. I have found that with a good marinade I can get a great kabob from the tip roast without the extra cost of using top sirloin!
The great thing about the sirloin tip roast is that it is a very lean cut of meat. That means you are not throwing money away on a bunch of fat that you have to trim away. So when you shop this week, consider that big sirloin tip roast and you’ll get a great cut of meat at a great price!
Being able to feed my family while staying in budget is one of my most important jobs. I have been doing it for a while and at this point and I think I am pretty good at it. Now, that doesn’t mean I know it all – I learn something new everyday! So, that’s where you guys come in. I would love for you guys to send me in any tips, ideas or email me with areas that you need some help.