Cheap Cuts: 10 Steak Recipes That Won’t Break The Bank

By Jeanette Morelan on March 28, 2016

There’s nothing better than enjoying a juicy steak, fresh from the grill—but boy, that butcher bill will get ya. These hearty steak recipes feature less expensive cuts, easily doctored up with a few simple ingredients, for a whole lot of flavor without a hefty price tag.


Asian Inspired Flat Iron Steak

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Opt for either flank or flat iron steak in this recipe—both are inexpensive cuts of meat, but cook up wonderfully in this Asian-inspired recipe.

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Slow Cooker Brisket and Onions

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It's pretty easy to find an affordable cut of brisket, and it's irresistibly juicy when prepared in the slow cooker with caramelized onions.

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Grilled Balsamic and Rosemary Flat Iron Steak

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Although this recipe calls for an 8-hour marinade, trust us—the flavor it brings to this cheaper cut of steak is well worth the wait.

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Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

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Save some major cash by preparing this cut of beef and by making your homemade rub and herb topping.

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Grilled Thai Coconut Lime Skirt Steak

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This recipe features fresh Thai flavors as well as tips on how to ensure that this thinner steak cut doesn't get tough while cooking.

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Carne Asada

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This traditional Mexican dish is usually prepared with skirt or hanger steak—cheaper cuts, but still loaded with flavor.

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Grilled Hanger Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

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Here, hanger steak, which is taken from the underside of the cow, is marinated overnight to make it extra juicy and flavorful, while a chimichurri sauce topping adds freshness.

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Hanger Steak with Italian Salsa Verde

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Spice up this steak with a fresh blend of parsley, rosemary, lemon, and capers. (Hint: This topping would also be great on chicken or fish!)

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Slow Cooker Peppered Beef Shank in Red Wine

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An inexpensive cut of steak, plus a cheap bottle of red wine? Rich results you won't believe!

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Chuck Eye Steak

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Aptly named "The Poor Man's Ribeye," this steak will leave all your cravings satisfied at a fraction of the cost.

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