Tesco Fresh Sirloin Steak - £7.43Kg - BARGAIN BARGAIN
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Tesco Fresh Sirloin Steak - £7.43Kg - BARGAIN BARGAIN

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Found 13th Feb 2009Made hot 13th Feb 2009
Just popped into my local Tesco and Sirloin on offer at HALF PRICE.

Great for a Valentines meal.

Expect it's National.

35 Comments

Original Poster

Marbled throughout and looks delicious.

Banned

Awesome I got a BBQ going for her tomorrow in a remote location :P

Voted hot. I must remember to go in this week

can anyone tell me when i clicked on Minus 108, it went to 128?

but its tesco there meat is ****, always buy from your local butcher for the best not processed full of water pumped up meat...yuk

wewontgetfooleda;4373698

but its tesco there meat is ****, always buy from your local butcher for … but its tesco there meat is ****, always buy from your local butcher for the best not processed full of water pumped up meat...yuk



I think we were all waiting for this comment

wewontgetfooleda;4373698

but its tesco there meat is ****, always buy from your local butcher for … but its tesco there meat is ****, always buy from your local butcher for the best not processed full of water pumped up meat...yuk



Hey its not all ****,i work on the meat counter and it helps if you know what your looking for,we sell the scottish range of meats to inc rib eye,bone n rib,these are some of the best,dont but the stuff in packets,that i agree is rubbish,as long as you buy meat with some fat on it and some marbling then your normaly fine and of course a good cook helps lol.

Just done a bit of number crunching and a kg of sirloin served at a harvester would cost you £52! (@ £11.95 for 8oz) (although you would get some skanky floppy chips with your steak at a Harvester)

strobez1977;4373822

Hey its not all ****,i work on the meat counter and it helps if you know … Hey its not all ****,i work on the meat counter and it helps if you know what your looking for,we sell the scottish range of meats to inc rib eye,bone n rib,these are some of the best,dont but the stuff in packets,that i agree is rubbish,as long as you buy meat with some fat on it and some marbling then your normaly fine and of course a good cook helps lol.



amen. i worked on the meat counter at Tesco's in my former life as well. Theres nothing better than the feeling of reducing your own shopping!

Foxy102;4373846

amen. i worked on the meat counter at Tesco's in my former life as well. … amen. i worked on the meat counter at Tesco's in my former life as well. Theres nothing better than the feeling of reducing your own shopping!



Good stuff lol,ive been on their for nearly 8 years now,back in tomorrow for a 6am start,been so mad with this offer on today,think thats all i will be cutting tomorrow,my hand kills already lol

strobez1977;4373874

Good stuff lol,ive been on their for nearly 8 years now,back in tomorrow … Good stuff lol,ive been on their for nearly 8 years now,back in tomorrow for a 6am start,been so mad with this offer on today,think thats all i will be cutting tomorrow,my hand kills already lol



Don't do yourself an injury! I didn;t know the offer was on the counter as well! Thought it would just be the pre packed gear.

toycollector;4373624

can anyone tell me when i clicked on Minus 108, it went to 128?



Coz someone else voted hot at the same time. May have been me lol!

tesco and sainsburys meats are rubbish.tough,tasteless,uninspiring.and yes, i am a damn good cook so dont blame me.
we dont buy meat from either anymore, even though we have a big sainsburys and even bigger tesco right on our doorstep, because their meat is pumped up with water and tastes of nothing. and no, i am not talking about the 'value' range, i refer to the ordinary range and the 'taste the difference' and equivalant. i have found that the only good meat to be relied on is either a trusted local butcher or morrissons. have moved our shopping to them for about the last 9 motnths and have never had any reason to complain. their veg is top, meat tastes like meat, everything is good value and cant be beaten in my opinon.

sorry for the waffle!!!
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

sorry but morrisons is no better lol,all supermarkets are the same,the local butchers are always good but thats if you dont mind paying double the price,dont realy see the point of poeple making comments on threads unless they have somthing positive to put towards it.

3lovelybabas;4374029

tesco and sainsburys meats are rubbish.tough,tasteless,uninspiring.and … tesco and sainsburys meats are rubbish.tough,tasteless,uninspiring.and yes, i am a damn good cook so dont blame me. we dont buy meat from either anymore, even though we have a big sainsburys and even bigger tesco right on our doorstep, because their meat is pumped up with water and tastes of nothing. and no, i am not talking about the 'value' range, i refer to the ordinary range and the 'taste the difference' and equivalant. i have found that the only good meat to be relied on is either a trusted local butcher or morrissons. have moved our shopping to them for about the last 9 motnths and have never had any reason to complain. their veg is top, meat tastes like meat, everything is good value and cant be beaten in my opinon.sorry for the waffle!!!xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx



Sorry, but in my opinion you are wrong. Sainsbury had some half price top rump a while ago and was delicious when cooked. Meat by its very nature is a variable product (not completely predictable) and you will get some good joints and some bad if you are not careful. Grill these sirloin steaks spread with butter and some crushed peppercorns for 5-6mins on each side (on a med heat) and they will be gorgeous!

strobez1977;4374078

sorry but morrisons is no better lol,all supermarkets are the same,the … sorry but morrisons is no better lol,all supermarkets are the same,the local butchers are always good but thats if you dont mind paying double the price,dont realy see the point of poeple making comments on threads unless they have somthing positive to put towards it.



and your positive point is.....

Not online :x

Horses for courses when it comes to meat and fish from supermarkets, it cannot be all that awful but there are cuts that meet the price point that they will always sell, when it comes to steak if you get a cut with a little marbled fat you will be fine more times than not. having packed and still do produce for the stores,I ensure that the reject rates are low or questions need to be asked !

Banned

all supermarket meat is low quality. its hung for the minimum amount of time if at all. go to your local butcher, the meat will be hung properly, itll be sourced locally, and you will be surprised at the price. in most cases its on par with supermarket prices and the cheap cuts are even cheaper as they try to shift the whole animal. this deal should be stone cold.

Surely the fact whether the meat is good or not misses the point: the fact is the price is half what it normally is. For people who buy this meat it is a good deal.

barclays;4374998

Horses for courses when it comes to meat and fish from supermarkets, it … Horses for courses when it comes to meat and fish from supermarkets, it cannot be all that awful but there are cuts that meet the price point that they will always sell, when it comes to steak if you get a cut with a little marbled fat you will be fine more times than not. having packed and still do produce for the stores,I ensure that the reject rates are low or questions need to be asked !



Eh?

Nice price

I would soak this is coke (the brown drink) for 15 mins before cooking...make sit nice and tender.

B

paulsmithmed0;4375083

all supermarket meat is low quality. its hung for the minimum amount of … all supermarket meat is low quality. its hung for the minimum amount of time if at all. go to your local butcher, the meat will be hung properly, itll be sourced locally, and you will be surprised at the price. in most cases its on par with supermarket prices and the cheap cuts are even cheaper as they try to shift the whole animal. this deal should be stone cold.



Not our local one unfortunately. The quality is way better at the local supermarkets. The best quality meat is at a butchers in town but you pay through the nose for it.
In my opinion you get what you pay for....;-)

bomberman;4376408

Nice priceI would soak this is coke (the brown drink) for 15 mins before … Nice priceI would soak this is coke (the brown drink) for 15 mins before cooking.B



The brown drink as opposed to the white class A drug:p:p
Would make your steak and chips go with a bang.
Your mouth would go a bit numb though.....:w00t:

3lovelybabas;4374029

tesco and sainsburys meats are rubbish.tough,tasteless,uninspiring.and … tesco and sainsburys meats are rubbish.tough,tasteless,uninspiring.and yes, i am a damn good cook so dont blame me. we dont buy meat from either anymore, even though we have a big sainsburys and even bigger tesco right on our doorstep, because their meat is pumped up with water and tastes of nothing. and no, i am not talking about the 'value' range, i refer to the ordinary range and the 'taste the difference' and equivalant. i have found that the only good meat to be relied on is either a trusted local butcher or morrissons. have moved our shopping to them for about the last 9 motnths and have never had any reason to complain. their veg is top, meat tastes like meat, everything is good value and cant be beaten in my opinon.sorry for the waffle!!!xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx



Actually, beef is rarely, if ever, injected with water and sugar unlike poultry. You really should check your facts before posting nonsense like this.

While supermarket meats are inferior to butchers meat due to the way the meat is hung and stored, this is still a great deal - as it's about a third of the price of the butcher's sirloin.

wewontgetfooleda;4373698

but its tesco there meat is ****, always buy from your local butcher for … but its tesco there meat is ****, always buy from your local butcher for the best not processed full of water pumped up meat...yuk



While not a fan of Tesco, AT ALL.
This is simply NOT true.

I am presuming you base you comments on articles such as this one:
timesonline.co.uk/tol…ece (and others!)

If you read it, and also read AROUND it, you would find that it refers to added water in processed MEAT PRODUCTS.
The types of products have been a good little earner for butchers large and small since the beginning of butchers! Do a little bit of work trimming it up, add a bit of flavouring or whatever, include a bit water, and charge MORE.
Items like supermarket (ALL supermarket) "finest" ranges are a modern way of adding water, a bit of stuffing and a slice of lemon as a way of charging a LOT!

You will find that small butchers ALSO add water to meat products, most recipes will call for it eg. in sausages, or those flavoured Chinese style things in most butchers shops, or items like ready made kebabs. The difference there, is because it is not prepacked, labelling requirements are minimal!

Added water is not legal in non-processed meat, and I can assure you, meat, as well as thousands of other products from Tesco, and any number of other retailers is REGULARLY sampled for such things by hundreds of Local Authorities around the country

Just saying something does not make it true, whatever your hidden agenda with Tesco.

paulsmithmed0;4375083

all supermarket meat is low quality. its hung for the minimum amount of … all supermarket meat is low quality. its hung for the minimum amount of time if at all. go to your local butcher, the meat will be hung properly, itll be sourced locally, and you will be surprised at the price. in most cases its on par with supermarket prices and the cheap cuts are even cheaper as they try to shift the whole animal. this deal should be stone cold.



What are you basing this on?

Lower quality?
LOTS of butchers sell lower quality meat that I have seen in a supermarket butchery! Every area has ALWAYS had it's "cheap" butcher, usually the one with the queues! The only unfit meat I have ever seen outside of a slaughterhouse has been in such "local" butchers, I have never seen this level of low quality ever in ANY mainstream supermarket!

Sourced locally?
Maybe - unless you count ny number of imported meats such as New Zealand lamb - which is very good quality, and is available at it's best at different times to local, lamb! Many small butchers will also sell imported primal cuts, vacuum packed... of varying quality from poor to superb. In fact for my own personal use, I am personally quite happy to buy imported vacuum packed Sirloin when I can get it at a sensible price, as I like the tenderness and maturity it has from up to 6 weeks travel to the UK - but not everyone will appreciate the flavour of this maturity!

Hanging times?
ALL butchers hang meat as little as they can get away with - it looses weight in this process, so they hang it as little as they can to lose less weight, and hence less money! Small young cattle will need less hanging to be tender, than larger older animals, although longer hanging improves flavour - but this stronger flavour does not suit ALL customers! Little meat in the retail trade is older now anyway, BSE saw to that, so lengthier hanging is n t always too necessary.
Most supermarkets have a range which is more expensive, and is hung LONGER than most small butchers would! But like everything deemed a premium product, you DO pay for it!
Hanging is something that is less and less done the traditional way in any case - maturing in vacuum packs (home produced) is widely done now by varying parts of the butchery trade.

Surprised by prices?
You are right... but not always the way you imply - it just depends - like everything else, you need to look around!

Generally I too DO like local butchers better, (even though hard to come by!) but you need to base your comments on reality, not generalisations put forward by EITHER side of the argument who have vested interests.

3lovelybabas;4374029

tesco and sainsburys meats are rubbish.tough,tasteless,uninspiring.and … tesco and sainsburys meats are rubbish.tough,tasteless,uninspiring.and yes, i am a damn good cook so dont blame me. we dont buy meat from either anymore, even though we have a big sainsburys and even bigger tesco right on our doorstep, because their meat is pumped up with water and tastes of nothing. and no, i am not talking about the 'value' range, i refer to the ordinary range and the 'taste the difference' and equivalant. i have found that the only good meat to be relied on is either a trusted local butcher or morrissons. have moved our shopping to them for about the last 9 motnths and have never had any reason to complain. their veg is top, meat tastes like meat, everything is good value and cant be beaten in my opinon.sorry for the waffle!!!xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx



It certainly IS waffle, and what isn't is largely not true.
I suggest you learn a little about meat and food generally before coming out with outrageous statements :-(

nihcaj;4377502

It certainly IS waffle, and what isn't is largely not true.I suggest you … It certainly IS waffle, and what isn't is largely not true.I suggest you learn a little about meat and food generally before coming out with outrageous statements :-(



Supermarket = cheap nasty + BAD animal welfare standards

Brigid;4378455

Supermarket = cheap nasty + BAD animal welfare standards



You haven't read my posts, or those of others.
Repeating misinformation does not make it true :-(

Butchers shops = cheap nasty + BAD animal welfare standards too.

Now that balances up the argument, but it is also no more true than what you say.

Most Supermarkets have signed up to various quality schemes, and also to various animal welfare schemes - the same is not true of small butchers - and that doesn't necessarily mean the is or isn't a problem, it is far more complicated than that.

Standards vary in ALL areas of the meat industry. Uninformed ranting does nothing to help the discussion, in fact it is more akin to Trolling by simply repeating the untruths, perhaps your idea is to wind up the other posters?

In reality, because the big supermarket chains HAVE signed up to quality and welfare schemes it makes it a LOT easier to find who is and isn't meeting these standards, with the smaller retailers, it is a lot less clear. Most small scale butchers are NOT sourcing meat from anywhere other than the local wholesale butcher or slaughterhouse, and as a result it depends on whre THEY are sourcing their meat.
It doesn't mean that all are bad, just that it is harder to be sure! You can ask your local butcher, he can tell you anything or nothing, but there is little to back it up.

Now if you could add some relevant comments, some specifics would be good - perhaps some information about the quality standards and who is or isn't meeting them; or perhaps you could inform us all of some of the relevant issues in animal welfare standards or schemes to improve them, then your posting then might have some point.

I went into Tesco's yesterday, solely to get some sirloin, but it was £13.00 a kg. Did anyone else manage to get it for the OP's price?

Delightful91;4395567

I went into Tesco's yesterday, solely to get some sirloin, but it was … I went into Tesco's yesterday, solely to get some sirloin, but it was £13.00 a kg. Did anyone else manage to get it for the OP's price?



Hmm... another one like the Asda 50p /kg grapes that never were then! :-(

nihcaj;4397518

Hmm... another one like the Asda 50p /kg grapes that never were then! :-(



Is it possible that Asda and Tesco would have store specific grocery items? I always thought, apart from sale or discontinued items, the prices were the same throughout their stores.

Original Poster

Delightful91;4395567

I went into Tesco's yesterday, solely to get some sirloin, but it was … I went into Tesco's yesterday, solely to get some sirloin, but it was £13.00 a kg. Did anyone else manage to get it for the OP's price?



Let me know when you pop in again and I will ask them to put it on special again DOH! If this is the type of comment we get for tipping bargains maybe we should not bother in future. :whistling:

Delightful91;4399862

Is it possible that Asda and Tesco would have store specific grocery … Is it possible that Asda and Tesco would have store specific grocery items?



It seems they must then!
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