people think that to enjoy a scrumptious meal, you have to spend an arm and a
leg. With a little know-how, you can easily stretch that budget and have a
is often perceived as being expensive. Truth is, some cuts cost no more than
other types of meat, and you get the same nutritional value regardless of the
cut you buy.
choosing the right cuts and using them in the proper recipes, your family can
enjoy all the delicious and nutritious benefits of beef just as often as you
like without going over your budget!
best way to judge the quality of any cut of beef is to simply look at it. It
must have a bright red color, a fine grain which is smooth to the touch, and fat
should be firm and white. Cuts known as liempo, kostillas, punta de petso, and
kamto are suitable for dishes like nilaga, sinigang, tinola and batsoy. Cheaper
cuts like batuk, kentsi, tapadera and pata are tougher and need long, slow
cooking process, but are just perfect for putsero, kare-kare, mechado or pastel.
The internal organs like goto, librilya, bituka and tripilya are the cheapest of
all. They are rich in nutritional value and, when cooked well, are just as
delicious as the other cuts of meat. Even the bones are full of flavor and are
used for making soup stock and bulalo.
itself, beef is a mouth-watering dish when served as steak or roast. It's an
ideal companion to many vegetable dishes (broccoli, asparagus, ampalaya,
mushrooms and son on). And, it also adds a distinctive body to soups, stews and