Jindurra Station Beef Eye Fillet $20 Per kg @ ALDI

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Only an occasional Aldi customer here
Last week this eye fillet was $25 per kg

Go in today it was $20 per kg.
Sure its not Wagyu, but at $20 its super value for money

Cooked some myself tonight and its well worth it

Not sure if its nationwide

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  • +3 votes

    Can vouch for the quality, it's heaps better than both the Scotch and Porterhouse cuts. They come in huge chunks though, so check the size before you buy.

  • +2 votes

    Hope it's better than the rump, was inedible.

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    Hope it's better than the rump, which was inedible.

  • +1 vote

    Are these steaks or whole cuts?

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    It can and does occasionally come down to this price every once in a while.

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    Currently paying $55 kg at Woolworths, so this is a great buy…

    • +4 votes

      i think all the local butchers I see are about $40-$45 per kg, surely they are better than woolies!

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      You are paying that much to buy meat from a supermarket?

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        Depends on if its the prepack stuff or the butchers window that a lot of the larger stores have.
        The quality from the window in my local woolies is a lot better than what I've gotten from my local butchers previously.

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          Yes there is one local Woolies to me that has that butcher window and it is tops actually, you're right.

  • +1 vote

    We get a fillet of this every time it goes on sale, usually get an average of 5-6 nice sized steaks out of a fillet and its usually great quality.

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      Do most of you guys cut them up into steaks? I buy the eye fillet cuts and pick out the good ones with nice marbling. Looks like the big cuts are almost marble free to me?

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        You do realise this is eye fillet which is a very lean cut of meat? Wrong cut of meat to be looking for marbling.

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          You do realise that eye fillet steaks can have marbling and the ones at ALDI do have marbling. Some have a reasonable amount and are awesome for a reverse sear.

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            @Snoopy113: LOL do you even know what marbling is? Marbling is fat and eye fillet is one of the leanest cut of beef so please tell me how eye fillet can have good marbling?
            I have bought this cut of meat from Aldi a few times and while it was tender and decent, except a couple of times when it tasted horrible, it did not have much marbling at all.

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              @keejoonc: I wouldnt be talking about it if i didnt know what it is. Just have a look at the steak pieces rather than the big cuts next time you go to ALDI and you will understand. Or re-read my question. As i mentioned - I dont see any marbling in the large cut pieces (which this deal is referring to) unlike the steak pieces which when you search through, you can find ones with an ok amount.

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    Time to load up the freezer again. Thanks

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    Mass manufacturing gone wrong. Local butcher I go to has a quality of meat you can taste. Find a local butcher to keep the quality where it should be, their typically small businesses which is a bonus too.

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      most butchers , even smaller ones, get their meat cryovac packed in cut up carcasses, eg a whole eye fillet in a plastic bag. allows them to buy more of a certain cut and also less oh&s in handling a whole carcass and having to cut it up.

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    not much fat in eye though right?

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      Basically none.

      But its from a muscle in the cow that is pretty well not used so doesn't toughen up like other cuts/muscle areas do.

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    Whole eye fillet or steaks?

    I have found that while their eye fillets steaks aren't the best (still a pretty decent steak though) it is great to get their whole eye fillet when on special and roast it.

    Also people saying their scotch fillets not much good. Really about picking the right ones, you want to find steaks that are well marbled but not big bits of chewy gristle/big chunks of white.

    Porterhouse, Rump, T Bone all garbage steaks unless you're gonna cook blue just about because there's no fat to break up the big chunks of meat. The recent Wagyu Rump there was OK if you picked up the right piece and cooked it rare.

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      Used to be able to find a couple good packs of scotch fillet, nicely marbled and pretty tender. Lately have had no luck, and despite looking nice, every pack I've bought has been barely edible.

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        Ahk I haven't bought them for a few months from there so maybe they changed or something. I remember being pretty decent.

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    Fillet Mignon

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    Not equal to Cape Grim for $80/kg - but marinated, cut into right size and cooked quickly on gas - makes a 1st class steak burger.
    Made a whole fillet into a beef wellington with duck pate, spinach, and pastry - Churchill would've risen from his grave to eat this.

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      They can also be good for stir fry because you cook them fast and they are very tender. The sauce will make up for the lack of flavour in the meat.

  • +2 votes

    Can’t say I’m a fan of ALDI cuts. I’ve given them a few goes. They are lowish quality. Costco is a much better option if you have one near by.

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    Aldi meat is usually crap… this cut is only good to slice thin for stir fry or pho.

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    Glad some people have the same view. Jindurra just doesn't cut it for me

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    I'm guessing at that price it would have to be 100% feed-lot. I would rather pay more for grass-fed for my health and the animal's. Also agree that Aldi meat is below par compared to a butcher shop.

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    Well "Jindarra Station" certainly sounds evocative…

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    just read that, pretty deceptive conduct from Aldi,
    I just assumed it was the name of some farm or at least some train station in the middle of nowhere

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    Is there a website where I can look through new catalogue online? I know there would be a new one in store now but only gets to lassoo on Saturday.

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    What's the best way you guys reckon to cook this? I just bought one today - cut into steaks and fry? Roast whole piece? Or slice into thin strips for stirfry…

  • -2 votes

    This used to be great quality, last couple of times I've purchased it has been noticeably lower quality.
    I wouldn't purchase again, but if you aren't used to quality then this might be alright.

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    The last couple of days I've had a real hankering for some meat, don't know why. Maybe it's been advertised on TV more lately, no idea.

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    So is this real eye fillet (cut from the tenderloin) and not rib eye fillet (scotch fillet)?

  • -2 votes

    Jindurra Station is a brand and the meat from no where

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      Well obviously the meat is from SOMEwhere, technology isn't there yet.

    • +1 vote

      FYI, gives you a rough indication where this is coming from.

      Source: https://www.beefcentral.com/processing/bindaree-expands-reta...

      Growth in Aldi operations

      NORTHERN NSW beef processor Bindaree Beef will greatly expand its retail-ready beef operations after securing a dedicated production site at Burleigh Heads, not far from the Queensland NSW border….

      As Beef Central highlighted in this earlier story, Bindaree’s major domestic retail costumer, Aldi Supermarkets, continues to grow strongly in Australia, now operating more than 500 outlets across Australia.

      Aldi will open another 32 stores this year in NSW, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia, and plans to refresh 40 more with is new store format, increasing its focus in fresh produce, meat, healthy foods and organics.

      That expansion, and increasing demand for beef products including the in-house Highland Park and Jindurra Station brands produced by Bindaree, is a significant driver of Bindaree’s retail-ready and value-added expansion plans.

      As part of latest moves, Bindaree is also investing in greater research and new product development capability.

      Contrasting with the Coles and Woolworths models which place meat departments in a far corner of each outlet, Aldi places its chilled meat cases towards the front of each store – a learning which has come out of the company’s UK operations, which they believe delivers a significant uplift in protein sales.

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    Hey guys, I think it's important to remember with meat YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR, Coles and woolies have a much tighter control from paddock to plate than aldi does. I go into aldi and can't believe the shite they are selling. It may be cheap, but what price do you put on enjoying a home cooked meal?

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