Monday, December 13, 2010

Beef Share Contents

Well, it has taken a few weeks, but I finally dug my way through all the beef in the freezer and took an inventory. I now have a much better idea of what's in there to work with (and a list to remind me). For anyone who's interested in what a share might contain, here's an example. Of course, the size of a share will vary depending on the size of the cow and how many people you share it with. And the cuts can vary quite a bit; if you're the organizer of the sharing, you get to tell the slaughterhouse what you want in the way of cuts. Here's what we got:

Total weight of share: about 62 lbs. We split a cow among 6 households.

Ground beef: 12 1-lb packages
Hamburger patties: 3 packages of 4 4-oz patties each
Stew meat (in chunks): 6 1-lb packages
Shanks (also called soup bones): 3
Eye round roast: 1
Standing rib roast: 1
London broil (shoulder): 2 (about 1 lb each)
Skirt steak: 1
Short ribs: 2 pkgs
Top round steak: 1 (about 1 lb)
Chuck steak, bone-in: 4 (huge; probably 2+ lbs each)
NY sirloin steak, bone-in: 2 (also huge, probably 2+ lbs each)
Porterhouse steak, bone-in: 3
Rib-eye steak, bone-in: 2
T-bone steak: 2

I think tomorrow I'm going to make Beef and Parsnip Stew.

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