One good thing to come out of this recession, ahem, I mean Great Recession, is the rediscovery of how good certain low cost / free things can be. One of those things is low cost meat. Certain meats, for example, if prepared properly can taste superb, with loads of flavour you won’t find in more expensive and tender cuts.
But don’t take my word for it. See this article, It May Be Cheap, But It’s Also Tasty in NYTimes.com that gives the rundown on cuts of meat that contain the words chuck and shoulder.
(Mouthwatering picture of beef stew from the startcooking kathy & amandine’s photostream at flickr.com. Bonus: if you go to the photo, you get a beef stew recipe.)