Aldi Meat

Aldi meat selections - what do they have for sale?  How is their beef, poultry, pork and fish?  Meat reviews and more here!

I am not a vegetarian, pescatarian, or vegan.  I love me a good piece of flesh cooked and seasoned well.  So how does this supermarket chain selections measure up?

I have no stock in this company and they are not paying me for any reviews.  This is what my family and I have discovered after trying some of their brands.  The chicken is the same.  By this, I mean they are right in line with the other large food chains in the area, that sell their own brands as well.  I live in Maryland, so this would be comparing them to Giant, Safeway and Shopper's Food Warehouse.

The store brands are not Purdue, but they are edible, and the succulence of the piece of a chicken lands mostly in the hand of the person cooking it.  So what do they have?

  • chicken - whole, breasts (bone in and boneless), thighs, legs, wings, leg quarters, seasoned breasts, and some organic options that vary, and frozen fried chicken,
  • pork - loin, chops, sausage links, ribs, ground breakfast sausage rolled in a 1 pound pack
  • beef - ground (varying percentages of fat ex. 80% lean 20% fat), brisket, frozen patties and prewrapped one pound and three pound rolls
  • fish - salmon fresh and frozen, and these are all frozen: shrimp, scallops, tilapia, crab legs, halibut, cod

Don't want to ram it in to the ground but all of these meats cost less than the local stores in the area unless that store is having a ridiculous sale that week. 

If you are one of those people that love the prepared meats that are seasoned and put on skewers and such you will not find that here.  Now I'm only talking about my local area but please feel free to add your comments below if you can find things like this in your Aldi meat section.  Our readers would love to know where!

How to wash most meat?

How to wash meat?

  1. Get a large bowl or container big enough to hold the meat.
  2. Take the meat out of the package.
  3. Place the pieces or unit into the bowl.
  4. Place the bowl in a cleaned sink and run cold water in to the bowl.
  5. Pour in a cup of distilled white vinegar.
  6. Then run cold water in to the container with the chicken and vinegar until it is covered.
  7. Roll the pieces around with your hands to make sure every piece gets soaked and cleaned.
  8. Drain water from the bowl.
  9. Now just run cold water in the bowl until the meat is covered and mix around again.
  10. Repeat this process until the water in the bowl is clear.

Here is a video showing you an example of how it's done.

After your meat is clean then you can season to taste and start cooking!