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where do you guys buy your meats? legs of lamb, beef steak etc,’?

We have been going to Coles and Woolies and buying fillet steak not the cheap rump or stuff, and legs of lamb for $20 and getting them home cooking them (searing not stewing steaks) (cooking roasts at 180 for at least 2 hours) and they are tough like rubber. We had a bbq with family and spent considerable money for a pre chrissy get together.

Such a rip off and such bad quality. I know most of the stuff sold in supermarkets is mutton not actual lamb. I have heard about market farmers where you can order farm fresh produce online. Has anyone done this if so what are the good places/companies and how much does it cost? I am assuming its more.

Thanks merry Christmas everyone!
Wow one person actually gave me some half decent info. Nobody gave me a website except her and even if i wanted to buy from there I am not in that area. BTW First guy its not a forum for you to be telling me I overcook food. Its the butchers fault for selling shite food. At astronomical prices.

I buy the organic beef & lamb from Woolworth’s & sometimes I order free range lamb online from farmer dave http://www.farmerdavedirect.com/ His lamb is beautiful, I usually get a leg of lamb & butterfly it so it is flat, marinade it in olive oil, garlic, sea salt & rosemary overnight & cook it on a hot bbq.

I really recommend buying organic & free range meat, the taste & quality is far superior & if better for the environment & your body.

I would also suggest you slow cook your beef & lamb, I have never had a roast go rubbery. Seal them first in a hot pan & place in an oven at 250c then turn down to 150c after 20 minutes. for about a 3kg roast you would slow cook for 2.5-3 hours (I recommend using a meat thermometer to test when its cooked.

4 thoughts on “where do you guys buy your meats? legs of lamb, beef steak etc,’?

  1. Daniel says:

    Mutton = Lamb…. now that thats strait, it sounds like you are just overcooking it. Beef and Lamb will both be tough if cooked beyond medium well.
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  2. ShannonOfDoom says:

    I buy the organic beef & lamb from Woolworth’s & sometimes I order free range lamb online from farmer dave http://www.farmerdavedirect.com/ His lamb is beautiful, I usually get a leg of lamb & butterfly it so it is flat, marinade it in olive oil, garlic, sea salt & rosemary overnight & cook it on a hot bbq.

    I really recommend buying organic & free range meat, the taste & quality is far superior & if better for the environment & your body.

    I would also suggest you slow cook your beef & lamb, I have never had a roast go rubbery. Seal them first in a hot pan & place in an oven at 250c then turn down to 150c after 20 minutes. for about a 3kg roast you would slow cook for 2.5-3 hours (I recommend using a meat thermometer to test when its cooked.
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  3. cruisepuppy7452a says:

    Tessa, I learned a long time ago you never buy top cuts as a discount store. Go to an international market that has a fresh meat counter, and as a rule, as many countries are represented in that store, and they provide for many cultures, you can get fresh lamb, goat, really tender fillet mignons(whole). For the cost of the bad stuff, you get really top quality meat, its super fresh, as its cut to order, its cheaper. I have bought the larger cuts, butchered them myself and ended up with the best lamb, steaks, ect. For quality sakes, don’t mess with a discount store. Go to the source. International markets are really the best there is, better than online even.
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    caterer

  4. babyboomer says:

    mutton and hogget is exported from Australia to overseas, we only get lamb. Buy your meat from your local butcher, most meat cuts are reasonably priced.

    you can buy meat online try http://www.moppitymeats.com.au as one of many online
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    I work in a butcher shop

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