Enjoy Upscale Dining For Less
by Heidi Diller, RD
(NAPSA) - The economy might have you sticking more closely to a budget and scouring the newspaper for coupons, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice taste. For instance, you can create a great steak dinner at home without feeling like you are missing out on taste and quality.
Look for lean beef that's hand carved for freshness and tenderness. Many cuts of beef, including prime grilling steaks such as T-bone and sirloin, meet the government labeling guidelines for lean. Increasingly, premium beef, such as Stockman & Dakota USDA Choice Premium Angus Beef offered at Albertsons, is available.
When you grill beef, make sure it reaches the correct temperature. Most beef is best served medium rare, 145 degrees F, or medium, 160 degrees F. Grilling steak doesn't take much time-anywhere from 7 to 30 minutes, depending on the cut-so keep your eye on the grill.
If you get premium beef at Albertsons, you'll find handy cooking tips and recipes like this one right on the package:
Prep time: 30 minutes - Grill time: 15 minutes