Popo, is that you???? OMG, cooking freaky organ meats, are you my Chinese Grandma in disguise?
Some chinese people are known to eat organ meats that no one else will (cow hearts/brains/kidneys, pork livers/stomachs, fish eyes/heads- at least in my family). "Popo" (grandma) would make soup out of the beef heart, which imparted a sweety-meaty flavor. She'd boil the heart whole, some chicken feet, chopped carrots, chopped onion, these dried red berry things, these small dried white forest nuts, dried barley, some ginger and some garlic Served over hot rice. Usually, though, the heart was discarded once the soup was finished cooking.
You're looking for cheap meat, do you have a chinatown nearby? If so, check out their meat and poultry market. It's often much cheaper there.