I am often asked what a good price is on meat. This is really a good question. I posted this about a year and a half ago, but found that some prices have changed.
Not all beef is created equal. There are so many different cuts and grades of meat that it is difficult to answer. Premium beef is much more expensive than most beef we find in our grocery stores. Also, think of something as simple as ground beef – the 93% lean is going to be much more expensive than the 70% . Just be careful to read your labels. You can educate yourself about beef by reading up HERE and pork HERE.
Although prices of meat generally vary by region, I typically stock up when I see meat at these prices. I do buy meat when it is not at these prices depending on my needs.
Of course, there are always other ways to save money on meats. Those are the strategies I use to get my prices even lower than this.
Remember, this is based on my area and the conditions in my region – i.e. availability of fresh meat, farms, etc. These prices are not considering bulk purchase prices (i.e. 10+ lbs). If you are buying in bulk you should try for better pricing.
- 93% Lean Ground Beef $2.25/lb
- 80% Ground Beef $1.79/lb
- Ground Chuck $1.99/lb
- London Broil $1.99/lb
- Rump Roast $2.99/lb
- Pot Roast $2.29/lb
- Boneless Chicken Breast $1.89/lb (fresh)
- Whole Chickens $.89/lb
- Chicken Quarters $.79/lb
- Split Chicken Breast $.99/lb
- Chicken Thighs/Drumsticks $.79/lb
- Porkchops (boneless) $1.99
- Pork Tenderloin $2.99
- Pork Butt $1.49
- Pork Cased Sausage $1.19
- Porkchops (bone in) $1.59
What are your stock up prices?