A Guide to Buying Meat Online

Buying meat online can be difficult if you are unsure of the weight or size of the piece of meat you might need. If you usually base how much you purchase on visual appearance or physical size then selecting the correct weight might throw up a few challenges!

However to help you purchase what you need we have detailed below some useful guidelines to assist you whilst you are shopping online.

Beef

Roasts - Allow 200g-250g of beef per person but increase this if you are also planning cold cuts or want to have left overs.

Steaks - For all steak apart from fillet steak allow about 200g person but for those with bigger appetites go for a larger steak perhaps 250g-300g. Fillet steak portions tend to be smaller so allow either 150g or 200g per person.

Stewing or Slow Cooking Cuts - Allow between 150g-250g of meat per person depending on what else you are planning on adding to the dish.

Chili, Bolognese and Cottage Pie - For dishes using minced beef then allow 150g per person.

Lamb

Roasts - For Lamb on the bone allow about 450g per person. However for boned out joints then allow between 250g and 300g per person

Chops and Steak - Allow about 175g per person.

Stewing or Slow Cooking Cuts - Allow between 150g-250g of meat per person depending on what else you are planning on adding to the dish.

Moussaka and Shepherd’s Pie - For dishes using minced lamb then allow between 100g and 150g per person depending on what else you are adding to the dish.

Pork

Roasts - For Pork on the bone allow about 300g 350g per person. However for boned out joints then allow about 250g per person.

Chops and Steaks - Allow between 150g and 200g per person.

Stewing or Slow Cooking Cuts - Allow between 150g-250g of meat per person depending on what else you are planning on adding to the dish.

Chicken

Roast - Allow about 350g per person so a 1.4kg chicken will feed around four people. However you might want to plan for some leftovers.

Breasts - Allow about 180-200g per person depending on what else you might be adding to the dish.