9 Affordable Steaks And How To Grill Them

It’s holiday weekend time, kids, and just because there’s a nasty recession going on doesn’t mean you have to skip the steaks. The Washington Post has put together this helpful printable PDF that will introduce you to some cheaper cuts of beef that can be quite tasty when given a little TLC.

The WaPo says:

One thing they all have in common is their tough texture. They come from well-exercised muscles of the animal, which tend to be the most flavorful. There are other cheap cuts to consider, but they suffer from a lack of beefy flavor or from lots of gristle and bones. Attentive prep work, intense marinades and closely watched grill time can do wonders for the bargain cuts we’re focusing on here.

The cuts are:

  • Hanger

  • Flank
  • Flap
  • Chuck Eye
  • Flatiron
  • Skirt
  • Tri-Tip
  • Top Serloin
  • Chuck Shoulder

Once you have your affordable steak, check out this Consumer Reports video on how to grill them.

Affordable Steaks (PDF) [WaPo via Lifehacker]
Affordable Steaks That Make the Cut [WaPo]