A years-long drought in the West has hit the largest beef-producing states hard. Right now, there are the fewest numbers of cattle in Texas in over six decades, and the price of beef is near an all-time high across the nation. While you might be priced out of that daily filet mignon, there are other, less-requested cuts that are just as delicious – and a lot less expensive. We talked to Bill Cavanaugh, production manager at Fleisher's butcher shop in Brooklyn, New York to help us find the best, high-quality bargains in meat.
“Heart are just muscles, same as any steak,” says Cavanaugh. The best preparation for heart includes soaking it in a simple oil and vinegar marinade, then skewering and grilling it. You might have to ask, but any retailer that gets whole animals will have them.
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