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30-09-2015, 21:24   #46
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Butcher>aldi>lidl>super valu>tesco for me. Main reason in preferring butcher is being able to ask for a thick cut. I hate when the pre packed sirloins especially are actually really big steaks but only a cm thick. Such a waste
1000% agree.

why this is in the bargain alerts forum rather than the food section though is beyond me. not a bargain to be seen yet
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30-09-2015, 21:51   #47
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1000% agree.

why this is in the bargain alerts forum rather than the food section though is beyond me. not a bargain to be seen yet
I think it was a good idea but you're right-most supermarkets will only do a deal on steak if it's very near its sell by date-usually those haven't been sold for a reason
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Some butchers (dry hung, Angus, 21+days)>Tesco (will cut to order)>Aldi (often very different size steaks in the twin pack>Super Valu>another protein entirely

Anyone else notice the M&S meal for two for €14 had miniscule, 1cm sirloins last weekend? I gave them a big fat pass but there were people firing half a dozen packs into their trolleys as fast as the staff could stock the shelves.
I am never in Tesco when the butcher counter is open so I was only referring to their pre-packaged meat.
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01-10-2015, 09:26   #49
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Forget fillet, sirloin, strip loin, ribeye you haven't lived until you have eaten Flat Iron, €4.99 in Lidl for 300g its excellent.

Specially Selected Ribeye in Aldi is lovely too.
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A few people are grumbling about the lack of bargain talk. Often I see specials in the paper like T-bone normally €22.99/kg now €15.40/kg and don't really know how good a deal that is compared to other shops. Maybe a table showing steak type and price per kg would help. Of course, there are lots of factors other than price but as a guide to a good bargain maybe it would help.
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The picture, not the steak itself.
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Yessss, finally a bargain !!
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Yessss, finally a bargain !!
The OP posted that 2 days ago?
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Striploin is more expensive than sirloin.

You can't beat fillet though, a good one just melts in your mouth so good!!
Fillet Steak like Chicken breasts are some of the least flavoursome cuts .

Fine if you don’t particularly like the taste of meat or if you dress in sauce.

if you want flavour though always go for Rib eye or Striploin or if you have time to marinate before hand a really cheap cut like Beef cheeks are yum.

if you know how to cook a piece of top rib prepared right will match nearly any steak.
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Fillet Steak like Chicken breasts are some of the least flavoursome cuts .

Fine if you don’t particularly like the taste of meat or if you dress in sauce.

if you want flavour though always go for Rib eye or Striploin or if you have time to marinate before hand a really cheap cut like Beef cheeks are yum.

if you know how to cook a piece of top rib prepared right will match nearly any steak.
Very high quality 28 day aged fillet lightly seasoned and served RARE is full of flavour. It is not cheap though. People buy cheap fillet and overcook it then wonder what the fuss is.

Good rib-eye, while fantastic, has three or four times the amount of calories of fillet, you cant be eating it all the time.
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Very high quality 28 day aged fillet lightly seasoned and served RARE is full of flavour. It is not cheap though. People buy cheap fillet and overcook it then wonder what the fuss is.

Good rib-eye, while fantastic, has three or four times the amount of calories of fillet, you cant be eating it all the time.
How do you know that?
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The OP posted that 2 days ago?
You are right. Sorry
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Can a normal person buy from Musgraves? or is it not just shops?
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Yummy rib eye calories here I come... Had new york style rib steaks recently and oh myyyy God was delicious it was slightly black in colour before cooking and the flavour was superb... want to try some cheaper cuts of steak such as Chuck or butchers steak meant to have nice marbling so meant to be tender...
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