I promised here a little while back that I would post our bulk meat shop from Meat City. We venture down the highway for the 50km drive because of the consistently low prices and great quality.
We do a big stock up once every 3 or 4 months. If you are reasonably local, do have a look at Meat City’s website and sign up to receive their weekly specials. (I am in no way affiliated with Meat City other than being a regular customer)
This trip’s buy produced the following. All of which goes straight in the freezer.
We will not go back until we have eaten all this batch.
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The number of a meals is a minimum estimate. I have estimated a minimum of 4-6 serves from each lamb roast ( not including leftover sandwich meat). There is also 500g of “lamb scraps”in the freezer which will be turned into curries.
The chicken wings have been made into 20 serves of soup/stew for lunches.
We buy whole loins and have the butcher cut them into chops. One of the loins had a really thick layer of fat, so we got the butcher to cut the skin off and score it ready to be made into delicious crackling (YUMMMM) As you can see, we paid $7.99/kg. I was in Woolworth’s recently and they had pork loin chops on “sale” for $15.99 kg
The T-Bones are quite big, so we only need one between the 2 of us.
Mince gets frozen in 250g portions.
The Eye Fillet was a “buy one – get one free” so averaged out at ~$18.00/kg and has yielded 8 meals.
The beef cheeks are also being made into soup/stew lunches
The price of supermarket meat has been the biggest surprise to me while doing this challenge. The cheapest red meat I can find in Woolies is mince at $8 or $9 a kilo.
|Half Side||$ 27.17||3.022||10|
|Half Side||$ 29.06||3.232|
|Whole Leg||$ 33.27||4.164||6|
|Pickled Pork||$ 10.65||2.668||6|
|Loin Chops||$ 21.17||2.650||10|
|Loin Chops||$ 20.31||2.542|
|Leg Chops||$ 8.12||1.628||4|
|Eye Fillet||$ 34.99||1.984||8|
|Beef Cheek||$ 7.59||0.584||10|
|Average price per kilo|
|Average price per meal ( 2 people)|