Meals Under $8: Guerra's Rolled Flank Steak

Cheap 'n' tasty

Fifty-five-year-old Guerra's Deli & Meats (490 Taraval at 15th Ave.) is about as vibrant a neighborhood butcher and specialty food shop as you'll find in the city's western fog zone, and cheap. Premarinated (and sometimes stuffed) Easy Dinners main courses are mostly under $5 (some, like the apricot teriyaki chicken thigh, are as low as $2.25), while sides like mango-dijon vegetables, green salad, and roasted potatoes cap out at $4. We splurged on the rolled Romano flank steak ($5.95), stuffed with roasted red pepper, feta, and spinach.

We popped it in the oven (25 minutes at 400). Sure, it sagged a bit after we cut the string, but we figure pretty isn't as important as taste. And surprise — old-school Guerra's is wired for the 21st century: You can order online and have it ready for pickup.

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