I bought one whole tenderloin for $13.21/kg for a total of $49.22 and two outside rounds, one 6 kilos and the other 7 kilos and costing a total of $62.16 at $4.77/kg. This is a total of just under 37 pounds of meat for $111.38.
I cut this up myself - the tenderloin cutting I learned from Good Eats, the outside rounds I just sort of faked.
When I was done, I had about seven pounds of scraps, fat, connective issue and such which I ground up and made into dog food for Louie. This left me with 30 pounds of meat for us to eat and here is what I ended up with:
- 1.5 lb tenderloin roast
- 1 pound tenderloin scraps
- 5 pounds of fillet steaks
- 7 pounds of stewing beef
- 3 roasts of 2.5 pounds each
- 7 pounds of marinating steaks
By my estimates this is a $240 to $280 value to us for a cost of $111.38. In the hour it took for me deal with, I added close to $150 value to the meat.
The ground stuff went into the dog food for Louie. With 8 pounds of potatoes, several pounds of onions, four cups of dry rice, I made the equivalent of 30 cans of dog food.