Staring at the butcher’s case wondering what the heck you’re looking at ranks as one of the most daunting food-shopping experiences. You see these beautiful hunks of protein but have little confidence in the spotting the differences between cuts, or knowing how to cook them. We are here for you. Buy a cheaper cut or two, dive into these recipes, and turn those delicious pieces of meat into dishes to stun your dinner guests.

Check out the gallery above for some ingenious ideas for what do to with inexpensive cuts of meat.

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