Kick up the flavor, and keep down the costs with tender and juicy cuts of beef, pork, and chicken.

Grilled Steaks Balsamico
Credit: Tina Cornett

Great Grilling Recipes:

Even with today's high meat prices, grilling is an affordable luxury. If you haven't discovered the new cuts of bargain steaks, start with Grilled Steaks Balsamico. We used boneless beef chuck-eye steaks, a distant cousin of the rib-eye.

Marinated London Broil, an extra-thick cut of boneless top round steak, serves six to eight people for just under $12. Keep a close watch for buy-one-get-one-free sales, and you'll slice that price in half.

Instead of splurging on beef filets, pick up pork tenderloin. It's every bit as tender and flavorful and can be grilled whole or cut into quick-cooking medallions for a fresh presentation.

This article is from the April 2005 issue of Southern Living.