Good Source Of Cooking Knives
I'm rendering down a 3 1/2 pound roast that i found in the Manager's Special's bin of my grocery store today (aka its meat that didn't sell and we need to get rid of it, lol). It was at $3.99 a pound, about $2 less than regular. That's the nice thing about having a freezer, you can buy larger cuts, like this roast, cut it down to 1/3 of a pound bags and then pull them out when you need them.
Now cutting down a roast this size to manageable stew meat, is something that takes time.
And takes a very sharp knife...
Here's a hint I'm not sure I've posted. Visit one of the smaller locally owned butcher shops around you for good knives. They often have on sale knives that the butchers have used, but have grown too short for them. What you use on a side of beef is different from what works on a 3 pound roast.
The quality of steel on these is a cut above what you would find at a big box store, and if you keep an eye out, some grocery and hardware stores offer resharpening services very cheap.
There's nothing finer than a sharp knife sliding through good beef.