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Glycomann

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What are you guys paying for beef? Sirloin yesterday at my local Food Lion was 15.99 a lb. i can get it for less at a family owned meat market but this is getting ridiculous.
 
genetic freak

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The last time I paid for beef at the supermarket was when I visited my brother over the summer. I paid $25 for 3 lbs of 93/7! Ridiculous. Pretty much all my red meat comes from venison anymore. I buy half side of beef every other year from a friend that comes out to just under $4 a pound. As long as I kill a couple deer a year, the beef will cover me for 2 years.
 
Snachito1

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I pay 4.25 per pound of sirloin tip steak at smart and final, BUT I have to buy 50lbs or over!
 
gunslinger

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Normally I try to go in halves on a cow. When I buy at the store I can get 14-16oz ribeyes and new york strips for $6-7 each and 93/7 ground beef got $34 for 10 pounds. A couple days ago I got a pack of 4 New York strips (about 14 oz and 1.5" thick) for $28
 
JackD

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I don’t buy beef. If I’m eating red meat, it’s at a steak house. But all food prices are ridiculous. The Sam’s club and Costco Roasted chicken is still a great deal.
 
parttimer

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We buy a whole each year, and since moving, we pay 4.75/lb up from 4.25. A whole lasts about a year.

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gunslinger

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We buy a whole each year, and since moving, we pay 4.75/lb up from 4.25. A whole lasts about a year.

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Man, I wish I could get a whole year out of mine.
 
Glycomann

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You guys have me beat. I can get sirloin for 8.99 a lbs just buying it 10 lbs or 2 lb at a time. 1/2 a side would be less than 1/2 that. I just think it horrific that regular joes are getting raped. Like Clause says ZAE WILL EAT ZEE BUGS.
 
Tiny

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I’m usually a steak snob, but these prices have made me reconsider. Plus, I’m trying to cut some fat in my diet.

Walmart had small ~.35lbs flat iron steaks that were priced like $3.85-$4.50. I bought a stack of them to try.

Not gonna lie, they’re not bad at all. Definitely buying more. Flavor is fine (after I season it) and cut just fine with a butter knife. Not chewy not too tough.
 
DieYoungStrong

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I just split a cow with a friend. Everything all seal packed into individual 1lb steaks and packs of ground beef, etc. It's then frozen immediately after butchering and packing. I did this for the first time last year. I'm getting my half cow this weekend. 311.5 lbs of beef - ribeyes, filet, sirloins, stew meat, shaved steak, ground beef.

$4.75 per/lb

I did the math and I save over $2k doing this. And the meat is the best steak I've ever had. It's like the difference between store bought eggs and eggs from your friends chicken coupe.
 
macgyver

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Costco has some incredible sirloins packed in bulk packs. They have choice and prime. The prime is only $1 more a lb. I think it is $8, but they are the most tender sirloins I have ever had. They are about 2.5" think and each steak is about 12-16oz. I use them for a bunch of our red meat needs. But we even enjoy them just as steaks. I sear each of them for 1.5min on each side w/ butter in a cast iron pan, and then put them on a tray w/ meat thermometer into a 275 oven and cook until 115. I get no arguments from the kids or wife, and normally they only want fillet ;)

But I have not seen a place with as good quality of meat at consistently good pricing as costo. We have a higher end chain store here as well, that will often run 'loss leader' meat sales and I stock up when they do good sales as well.
 
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The other Snake

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Free if you're a good shot.

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Ok, that's not actually beef but you get my point.
 
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