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#1 Sun 02 Nov 08 12:17pm

French_vanilla

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Cheap cuts of meat

Hi everyone...

Was just wondering if we could come up with a list of great alternatives for your typical sunday roast with cheaper cuts of meat?

I like using pork belly (though it's not always available at the butcher's) for example, instead of pork fillet...

Frenchie

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#2 Sun 02 Nov 08 12:23pm

MsPablo

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Re: Cheap cuts of meat

I braise Chuck Blade roast, bone-in if I can find it, boneless otherwise for Pot Roast.  It also works well in Beouf Bourguignon.

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#3 Sun 02 Nov 08 12:37pm

shammrok

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Re: Cheap cuts of meat

I sometimes do a silverside for the sunday "roast", that way I still have cold meat for the boys work lunches.

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#4 Sun 02 Nov 08 1:30pm

Birdymum

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From Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Member since Thu 23 Oct 08

Re: Cheap cuts of meat

I love meatloaf, using 95% lean mince, not expensive if you fill it up with lots of grated veggies and use as sandwich fillings the next day.

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#5 Sun 02 Nov 08 1:33pm

kprice580

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Re: Cheap cuts of meat

Birdymum do you have a recipie for meatloaf?
I bought one from the supermarket and liked it that much I'd like to have a go at cooking it.

Cheers Katy x

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#6 Sun 02 Nov 08 1:41pm

Birdymum

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Re: Cheap cuts of meat

Kprice580

Yes it is easy, equil parts minced meat about 1kilo and mixed finely grated vegetables, carrot, celery, turnip, in fact any combination of vegetables and or herbs, don't forget the onion and garlic. Pepper and salt to taste. I use 4 freerange eggs and about 1 cup breadcrumbs to bind it.

Mix well with your hands if not too squeemish to do so.

Sit in a baking dish with a little space around the meatloaf and cover with foil, bake 180 degrees Celsius for 45 minutes then uncover and cook for further 30 minutes if you want the crust to harden. But ovens vary so check it before taking out by cutting in a little way.

Goes great with freshly made mashed potato.

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#7 Sun 02 Nov 08 1:43pm

kprice580

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Re: Cheap cuts of meat

Thank you soo much! thumbsup  thumbsup  thumbsup  thumbsup  thumbsup 
I thinks me gonna buy some meat & veg so I can cook it tomorrow night for tea!

Katy x x

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#8 Sun 02 Nov 08 1:44pm

Birdymum

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Re: Cheap cuts of meat

Hope it  works out, good luck
Margaret

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#9 Sun 02 Nov 08 1:46pm

Birdymum

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Re: Cheap cuts of meat

PS make sure you get the leanest possible mince, if it has too much fat it won't work well. I love easy recipees smile

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#10 Mon 03 Nov 08 12:03am

TheBeast2

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Re: Cheap cuts of meat

You could try and get the butcher to seam bone a cut like chuck or brisket, and then have it minced.

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