This morning I hit up Publix. I saw in the sale that “Whole Bottom Rounds” were $1.99/lb. I had a feeling that it was going to be like the Whole Pork Loin; HUGE! I was right! These things are massive; 15 lbs to be exact. So, I walked down the meat counter to where the smaller roasts were $2.69/lb. My wheels started turning, What if I showed you how to save $0.70/lb. and make 5 + meals?! I think that would count as saving you time and money in the kitchen and at the store. Let’s do it!
First things first, Publix has a sign up that says they will cut the Whole Bottom Round for you! Thank goodness! So, I picked one that was almost 15 lbs. exactly. I had them cut it into 5 almost equal pieces. That is 5 (3 lb) roasts that will be perfect for dinners. You could also have them grind some to get some really cheap ground beef. I try to never pay more than $1.99/lb for ground beef. There is always a sale somewhere, and it doesn’t take up that much space, even if you have a small freezer.
I take advantage of whatever services grocery stores offer for free. Publix is very customer friendly! They don’t mind doing this for you at all! I suggest hitting the meat department first and telling them how you want it cut, then doing the rest of your shopping, and stop back for your meat! I don’t really understand how they can charge you $0.70 a pound more for cutting it when they offer to cut it for free! Still trying to figure that one out!
Just as a heads up. I stopped by the deli and was going to get some roast beef for sandwiches $9/lb! Highway robbery. I can tell you right now that one of these roasts will be cooked and sliced for sandwiches. I like $1.99/lb much better! I wish I had one of those fancy meat slicers! That would make it much easier!
So, what to do with all of that beef! That is easy here are some fantastic meal ideas for you…with photos of course. Click on the name of the meal to see the post with full instructions.
My personal favorite is to throw one of these roasts in the crock-pot all day with some salt and pepper. Then about 30 minutes before you are ready to serve shred it with a fork and toss some BBQ sauce in! It makes a mean BBQ Sandwich!
Savory Beef Stew (Cut some beef into chunks!)
Meat and Bean Burritos (So Easy and Delicious!)
Ground Beef Options
This is a super idea to really stretch your dollar! If you have all of the meat turned into ground beef you will end up with enough for 15 meals! That is amazing! Oh, I have a gazillion recipes for ground beef! Here are just a few…
So, I just gave you Nine Meal ideas for your Whole Bottom Round. They are all super simple, family friendly, and low cost. So, don’t be discouraged when you see such a large cut of meat! Just think of the possibilities! That $30 hunk of meat could in reality make 15 meals easily! That is a huge savings of your time, and money. That is a great stockpile builder so you don’t have to purchase meat again next week.