Frugal Living

Saving Money On Meat: Freezer Storage Tips

When it comes to saving money on groceries, the question I am asked the most is how to save money on meat. It can be tricky – but it can be done! In this video I’ll share one of my best tips for having a stockpile of budget-friendly meat at your fingertips!

How do you save money on meat?

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3 thoughts on “Saving Money On Meat: Freezer Storage Tips

  1. Great information, Whitney! One major way I save money on meat is just to buy less of it. (We are eating very little red meat these days. I can’t remember the last time I bought beef.) But for those who do — One thing that some of our local supermarkets will do is to grind a roast into hamburger for you. You just pick a boneless beef roast — usually cheaper than ground beef and on sale more often– and ask them to grind it for you. You might ask around and see if one of your local supermarkets does the same.

    For lower prices on meat in general, our regular supermarket does markdowns on meat in the mornings. You can usually find good prices if you are there early enough.

    We wrap boneless chicken breasts individually in plastic wrap and freeze them on a cookie sheet. When they’re solid, I put them in a big ziplock bag and just pull out as many as needed, when needed.

    I also wanted to suggest cooking the bone-in breasts in a crockpot instead of baking them. Sometimes I bake them as you did, sometimes grill them, but the slow cooker is the hands-down easiest way. You can sprinkle them with chili powder, with poultry seasoning, with Greek or Italian seasoning, depending on what you think you’ll use them for. You don’t need to add any liquid, but you will end up with some nicely seasoned broth as a bonus that you can use in recipes. And the meat obligingly falls off the bones!

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    1. Great tips! I never thought to flash-freeze chicken breasts, that’s an awesome idea. I do cook chicken in crock pot if I’m really pressed for time, but I just love the way roasted chicken tastes so I’m willing to do it the not-so-easy way. 🙂

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