Try less expensive cuts of meat
Just because they’re cheaper doesn’t mean that those cuts of meat are going to taste terrible. You may need to adjust your cooking methods in order to tenderize them, but it’s worth doing. Some of those less expensive cuts of meat are perfectly flavorful when cooked appropriately. Do your research and find great recipes for things like chicken thighs, chuck roasts, and pork sirloin.
When there’s a sale on meat that is too good to pass up, build it into your budget and buy extra to freeze for later. Then make sure to use it up!