In the latest episode of Mom Versus, Nicole cooks and samples a $1 ribeye from Dollar Tree and tests it against a fresh ribeye from a grocery store. Well Done staffers were definitely able to tell the difference between the fresh steak and the dollar store steak, but there are plenty of cuts of meat that are affordable and don’t come across as a pale imitation of ribeye. If you’re looking to save some money without sacrificing flavor, try one of these cheap cuts instead:

Chuck-Eye Steak
Also known as the “poor man’s ribeye,” chuck-eye steak comes from the same part of the cow ribeye is sourced from. The only difference is it’s a thinner cut of meat, but the texture and buttery flavor are still there.

Petite Tender 
This cut is pretty much a cheap hanger steak and tastes like a filet mignon when cooked properly. We recommend pan-searing this cut for a few minutes and then sticking it in the oven until it’s medium-rare.

Flat Iron
If you enjoy flank steak, then you’ll like flat iron—this shoulder cut is nicely marbled and incredibly tender. Thanks to its rich flavoring, you don’t need much more than salt and pepper or spice rub to make this cut shine. 

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