What are you best budget friendly recipes? I'm especially interested in recipes that make enough for multiple meals. Here's mine:
Versatile Meat Mambo
Approximately $12.50 total or $1.14 a serving
Makes Approximately 11 servings ~ Whole Foods prices
$8 - 2 lbs Ground Turkey thighs (or beef if you don't mind spending double on the meat)
$0.15 - 4 tsp Organic Italian Seasoning blend
$0.72 - 4 Eggs
$2.39 - 1 can organic diced Tomatoes
$1.09 - 1 can tomato paste
3 minced garlic Yellow Onion diced 1 tsp salt
Mix it all together in a big bowl, and put it in big rectangular Pyrex cooking dish. Smooth meat so fat distributes evening on top. Cook for 1 hour at 350 degrees.
I eat this with one or two fried eggs at breakfast, mix it up with frozen broccoli and spinach at lunch, and then throw it on a salad with an olive oil/vinegar dressing. I also have it by itself for a meal or a snack. Lasts for quite a while. Would probably work to freeze half of it, or just half the recipe if you don't need quite that much meat.
I think it's really quite tasty and it's versatile enough that I can eat it for days and not get bored. It does it's job, which is to be some ready made tasty protein I can pair with just about anything.
Please share if you have any simple recipes that are cheap!
A site I like did a little experiment to see what could be done with the same ingredients on a budget. Basically, how to make ancestral eating, or paleo-ish diets accessible to as many people as possible. Everything ended up being in the $5-ish range and under using minimal ingredients.
It's worth a peek, I think there are 5-7 recipes WITH photos so you'll know what you're getting into :)
My dinner tonight was VERY budget friendly!
Stuffed Bell Peppers Serves 2 people:
All for about $7 total depending on your price of the ground beef. Mine was on sale this week so this meal cost me only $5!
Tonight's dinner for four cost me about $5 total (and I have leftovers too!):
Add the beef, then carrots and potatoes, let it cook awhile covered. Add everything else until it smells right. Served with redbush tea.
Super delicious; super cheap.