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Favorite Cuts of Meat?

Hey guys,

I’m currently on a high protein diet, aiming for about 250 grams of protein a day. So I’m eating about 1kg of meat a day which can get expensive and bland. What are some tasty/cheap cuts of meat?

Besides the obvious (ground beef, ground turkey, chicken breast, etc.), I would have to say that my two favorite cheap cuts of meat are Chuck Roast and Pork Loin.

A recipe for each:

Pot Roast:

Brown a 3 lb pot roast in a large pot (I use a dutch oven).
Add in 1 onion, sliced up and 1.5 cups of red wine (I use the cheap stuff @ 6 bucks a bottle)
Simmer for 2.5-3hrs.
Add Carrots

Cheap, easy and tasty

Cedar Plank Pork Loin

Make a rub using
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp cajun seasoning
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

Now, get a 3-4 lb pork loin and rub it with oil, then rub it with the rub.

Stick it on a cedar plank (which you have soaked in water for at least 1/2 hr), and stick on the grill at medium heat. When the internal temperature reaches 160 (bout an hour), remove and enjoy.

Eye of Round. Cheap and as lean as it gets for red meat.

Bone in Ribeye, or just a ribeye in general.

T-Bones are also good, but if not cooked correctly, suck balls.

As far as cost effective:
Cube steak smothered in some sort of sauce
ground beef