365 Days of Slow Cooking: Make your own stew meat and save $$$

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Make your own stew meat and save $$$

Use chuck roast

Cut into cubes and freeze on parchment paper

Place in freezer bags

Stew meat at the grocery store can be expensive (like $4.00 per pound).  Plus it's not always taken from the same cut of meat so it may not cook evenly.  Make your own.  Wait until chuck roast, chuck eye roast, or another great pot roast goes on sale (I watch for less than $2.00 per pound).  Buy a bunch and cut into one inch cubes.  Place on parchment lined cookie sheet and freeze.  This makes it so they don't all stick together in a big clump. You'll basically have little beef ice cubes.  Place in freezer bags and label.  Easy peasy.  Then when you have a great recipe that calls for stew meat you'll have it already to go.  (I don't defrost mine.  I just throw them in frozen). 

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