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Share Your Best Budget Recipes?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created April 17, 2012 at 2:13 AM

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!

992862b1b9e443f83aa4e46d14833418

(264)

on April 27, 2012
at 09:06 PM

That's what I'm looking for, too, Meeps!

C79a5b43dfc5749200bd9dcaa6bb0858

on April 26, 2012
at 10:40 PM

Do you have any budget friendly recipes for families of 4+ to add Mama_Z? Please share.

Fc891327db916c10347b008acde0daca

(1022)

on April 17, 2012
at 04:30 PM

in my city you´d pay 4€ just for the Grassfed beef :(

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on April 17, 2012
at 11:45 AM

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 :)

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7b494127ac67e85e572c5222aaee9b4d

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on April 17, 2012
at 09:18 AM

Yesterday I spent 4??? ($5.20) on the following:

  • 500g (18 oz) Fresh local ground beef
  • 500g Strawberries
  • 500g Potato
  • 1/2 dozen free range eggs

All bought here:

share-your-best-budget-recipes?

Fc891327db916c10347b008acde0daca

(1022)

on April 17, 2012
at 04:30 PM

in my city you´d pay 4€ just for the Grassfed beef :(

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6b6c938c368e7a135e74c468c9ed1189

on April 17, 2012
at 07:41 AM

Tonight's dinner for four cost me about $5 total (and I have leftovers too!):

  1. The ground beef left over from breakfast.
  2. All the veggies I could find in the fridge, including:
  3. Potatoes
  4. Carrots
  5. Kale
  6. Onion
  7. Tandori seasoning to taste
  8. Un-holy amounts of Kerrygold butter

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.

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on April 17, 2012
at 02:48 AM

My dinner tonight was VERY budget friendly!

Stuffed Bell Peppers Serves 2 people:

  • preheat oven to 400
  • 1 lb ground beef - browned
  • 1/2 c onion - sauteed
  • season with chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika
  • mix beef & onions
  • Cut three bell peppers in half and remove seeds (I use yellow)
  • fill peppers with beef mixture
  • bake for 30 minutes
  • top with salsa and sliced avocado

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!

DELICIOUS!!!

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on April 17, 2012
at 02:54 PM

This is a neat hack. I'd love to see more additions as I'm a newbie to paleo and am looking for cheap, easy, recipes.

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992862b1b9e443f83aa4e46d14833418

(264)

on April 26, 2012
at 09:50 PM

I'd love more of this, but only for families of 4+ people. Holy food shopping bills, Batman.

C79a5b43dfc5749200bd9dcaa6bb0858

on April 26, 2012
at 10:40 PM

Do you have any budget friendly recipes for families of 4+ to add Mama_Z? Please share.

992862b1b9e443f83aa4e46d14833418

(264)

on April 27, 2012
at 09:06 PM

That's what I'm looking for, too, Meeps!

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