Folks with more experience in buying bulk meat than me, can you tell me about how many steaks we can expect from this 1/4? We wanted 3/4" steaks and more ground than roast, but this one is already pre-processed coz we got in on it late. I'm sure it will still be great, I'm just wondering if someone can estimate the # of steaks and roasts?
Here's how that 1/4 is processed:
3-4 lb roasts
Sirloin tip roast
pikes peak roast
hamburger in 1# pkgs
Thanks for any info you can share!
We got a hindquarter a little while ago, I'll see if I can remember what we got...ours was a smallish cow too.
I know we got around ~34lb of ground beef. We got maybe 8 sirloin steaks and maybe 5 or so T-bones and also a few porterhouses, 1 flank steak. I asked for 3-4lb roasts and we got quite a few of those...8 or 9 maybe? They were mostly just labeled "roast" so I'm not sure what kinds they were, although I know at least 3 of them were sirloin tip. I got 4 crosscut shanks (labeled soup bones). I got the whole tail not cut into oxtails...I don't know why they would do that, lol, it's funny to me that I have a whole tail in the freezer. We also got the heart and I think they gave us the liver of like every cow they butchered because we got like 15lbs of the stuff (to be honest I did say I would take organs no one wanted, but sheesh). We also got the tongue bc of my organ meat request. I did ask for bones but all I got were the 4 crosscut shanks. I was expecting some rib stuff but I didn't get any...the closest I got was my one flank steak.
Hope that was at least somewhat helpful!
Oh, thank you for this! We did decide to go with that pre-processed 1/4 rather than wait for another month to get custom cuts. Our farm lady delivered it to our door yesterday We ended up with about what you did, too. I wish that we got more bones! But a lot of the steaks are bone-in, so I will just freeze them all together until we have enough for a batch of beef broth.