I have just received a butchered 800lb heifer from my parents who have their own ranch. I think it's roughly 450-500lbs of meat.
For the most part this is wonderful. However, there are quite a bit of cuts like roasts, tenderized steaks that my wife and I have no interest in using as they currently are.
Right now I think my only recourse is to buy my own grinder and grind these cuts up into more hamburger meat or buy a kit to make some sausage out of.
Also all the steaks are cut 1&1/2 inches thick. These are great when we want to have a big cook out on the grill, but we really would have preferred for a lot of them to be thinner.
Can anyone provide me with some direction/advice/tips for what to do with all of these unwanted cuts?
I like the idea of grinding the meat into burger. You can a reasonable grinder at Northern Tool pretty cheap If the meat is too lean, you can add in some more fat or even cut up bacon
As far as the steaks go, IF they are boneless you can thaw them to the point of cutting down through the middle of them and refreezing with no problems at all......2 steaks at 1½" thick If they are bone-in, just cut around the bone and then split into two steaks.
As long as you have a grinder, there is no need for a sausage kit. Plenty of recipes out there on the 'Net for beef sausage.
Some of the roasts can be thawed and made into stewing beef, fajita meat, etc, if you are sick of burger.