Saving Money on Meat: Eye of Round

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Eye of Round

 

It’s Easy to Save Money on Eye of Round

There are a lot of ways I save money on meat.  Watching the sales, buying larger pieces and cutting them down, and sometimes swapping out varieties in recipes are all easy ways to save money.  When my favorite grocery store had Eye of Round on sale for $2.99 per pound, I had to pick one up.  There are so many things you can do with an Eye of Round.  To get the deal, I had to purchase a whole piece, instead of steak or roast cuts, but it’s pretty darn easy to make those yourself once you have the big piece.

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Cutting up an Eye of Round

I started with a 6 lb Eye of Round.  That’s enough for a few steaks and a couple of delicious roasts!  I partially froze the beef for about 30 minutes, just to get the meat a bit more solid for ease of cutting.  Then, with a good plastic cutting board and my best sharp knife, I set about to slicing up the Eye of Round.  The ends became roasts, as they did not have a uniform shape.  I cut off the first end, then sliced a few steaks.  The beauty here is you can make your steaks as thick or thin as you like.  I prefer mine on the thick side, so I cut mine about an inch thick or so.  The other end of the Eye of Round became another roast.  Within minutes, I had 2 roasts and 6 steaks, wrapped and ready for my freezer.  And I saved $6 off the price of the whole Eye of Round, but I saved even more off the individual cuts, which range $4.29 to $4.99 per pound at the same grocery store!

Eye of Round Whole

Using Eye of Round

I use Eye of Round just like I would any other beef in recipes.  You can cut up a roast into stew meat, or cook it with poatoes, carrots, and other vegetables for an easy meal.  The steaks work great on the grill.  Tenderize them with your favorite seasonings, allow them to marinade, and you have a perfect meal in minutes.  Only you will know how you saved big money on Eye of Round.

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