beef http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/7245/all en-US 5 Turkey Alternatives That Won't Break Your Holiday Budget http://www.wisebread.com/5-turkey-alternatives-that-wont-break-your-holiday-budget <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/5-turkey-alternatives-that-wont-break-your-holiday-budget" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/roasted_ham_000016380536.jpg" alt="Finding turkey alternatives that won&#039;t break your budget" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Thanksgiving is awesome, but all those ingredients equals one time-intensive meal &mdash; especially the turkey. If you're not the biggest fan of brining, spatchcocking, or roasting one in an exhaustive two-day process, then try these five turkey alternatives that won't break your budget.</p> <h2>1. Roast Ham</h2> <p>If you don't have diet restrictions against pork, <a href="http://www.chowhound.com/recipes/honey-mustard-glazed-ham-13715">honey-roasted ham</a> makes for a great low-maintenance turkey alternative. Simply buy a frozen or fresh bone-in ham, and enjoy days of delicious sandwiches after Thanksgiving.</p> <p>Want a lower calorie, albeit slightly pricier alternative? Try a <a href="http://www.marthastewart.com/925877/pork-persimmons-and-mustard-greens#Beyond%20Turkey%3A%20Thanksgiving%20Main%20Dishes%7C/275157/beyond-turkey-thanksgiving-main-dishes/@center/1009014/thanksgiving-turkey-main-dishes%7C925877">pork tenderloin</a>. This is a lean, succulent cut that is perfect for oven-roasting or even pan-roasting. It's great with sweet garnishes like apples, pears, or cranberries, plus it cooks very fast in comparison to birds.</p> <h2>2. Brisket</h2> <p>Brisket is so delicious that we eat it all year round in sandwiches and in barbeque. This leads to us not thinking of it as anything special &mdash; but oh, it is. Roasted brisket is an affordable, deliciously well-marbled cut of beef that is easy to prepare and can feed a lot of people.</p> <p>It can be prepared in many different ways, but your best bet for Thanksgiving is a <a href="http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/braised-beef-brisket-355532">braised brisket</a> with slow-roasting root vegetables like parsnips, carrots, sweet potatoes, and celery.</p> <h2>3. Roasted Vegetables</h2> <p>Fall and winter boast lots of great seasonal veggies that make for tasty main dishes. Some ideal options for big whole vegetable roasts include these <a href="http://guiltykitchen.com/2010/02/03/stuffed-portobello-mushrooms/">meaty stuffed mushrooms</a>, this <a href="http://letthebakingbeginblog.com/2012/10/acorn-squash-with-walnuts-cranberry/">cranberry acorn squash</a>, and these <a href="http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-chipotle-lime-grilled-cauliflower-steaks-recipes-from-the-kitchn-204490">hearty cauliflower steaks</a>.</p> <p>If you're looking for a more complex dish, a vegetarian casserole can also make a crowd-pleasing main entree. Try this <a href="http://go.redirectingat.com/?id=74679X1524629&amp;site=buzzfeed.com&amp;xs=1&amp;isjs=1&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Ffood52.com%2Frecipes%2F31216-autumn-root-vegetable-gratin-with-herbs-and-cheese&amp;xguid=4244823a9358b2898714b5fb8208c3b6&amp;xuuid=5461eedfb5083b274690c226e3bdbe9f&amp;xsessid=2cc44d1a848de471996d1ba1f8fa2b69&amp;xcreo=0&amp;xed=0&amp;sref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.buzzfeed.com%2Fdeenashanker%2Fwho-needs-turkey%23.rlnq0Vkee&amp;pref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F&amp;xtz=480">root vegetable gratin</a>, this <a href="http://www.familyfreshcooking.com/2012/11/02/quinoa-stuffing-recipe/">quinoa stuffing</a>, or this <a href="http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2008/10/pumpkin-and-black-bean-casserole.html">pumpkin and bean casserole</a>.</p> <p>Those who like a prettier baked centerpiece might want a savory pie. You might like this <a href="http://thefloursack.blogspot.com/2012/03/swiss-chard-sweet-potato-feta-tart-with.html">tart filled with squash</a>, greens, and feta. Or, for extra umami, this <a href="http://www.thefirstmess.com/2013/01/30/mushroom-stout-vegan-pot-pies-with-sweet-potato-crusts-recipe/">mushroom and stout pot pie</a> with sweet potato crust.</p> <h2>4. Rotisserie Chickens</h2> <p>If you're still jonesing for poultry, but can't stand the fuss of roasting a turkey, it's okay. Just pick-up two or three whole chickens, which will be easier to cook because they are much smaller. A <a href="http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/perfect-roast-chicken-recipe.html">perfect roast chicken</a> is so easy to make.</p> <p>Also great? The fresh rotisserie chickens at your local grocery store deli! For only $7 to $9 a pop, you can feed everyone (no fighting for the last bits of light or dark meat) without spending the time to cook. If you buy a few hours ahead, keep them warm in a roast pan with chicken broth to prevent them from drying out.</p> <h2>5. Trader Joe's &quot;Turkey-Less Stuffed Roast&quot;</h2> <p>Vegans have a hard time at Thanksgiving, especially while visiting their omnivore families. If you are near a Trader Joe's, it is very much worth trying this <a href="http://www.traderjoes.com/fearless-flyer/article/849">Turkey-less Stuffed Roast</a>. It's a meaty, well-flavored blend of soy, ancient grains, and vegetables with a vegan stuffing inside. If it's your only main dish, be sure to get a few &mdash; it will go fast!</p> <p><em>Do you skip the turkey on turkey-day? What's your favorite alternative?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amanda-meadows">Amanda Meadows</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-turkey-alternatives-that-wont-break-your-holiday-budget">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-frugal-items-for-your-organic-vegan-grocery-list">25 Frugal Items for Your Organic Vegan Grocery List</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/35-mouth-watering-lentil-recipes">35 Mouth Watering Lentil Recipes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-delicious-ways-to-use-leftover-mashed-potatoes">10 Delicious Ways to Use Leftover Mashed Potatoes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-meals-you-can-make-with-thanksgiving-leftovers">4 Meals You Can Make With Thanksgiving Leftovers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/perfect-peanut-sauce">Perfect Peanut Sauce</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink beef pork poultry Thanksgiving turkey alternatives vegan Mon, 16 Nov 2015 15:15:29 +0000 Amanda Meadows 1612506 at http://www.wisebread.com 7 Secret Cheap Steak Cuts You Should Be Asking For http://www.wisebread.com/7-secret-cheap-steak-cuts-you-should-be-asking-for <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/7-secret-cheap-steak-cuts-you-should-be-asking-for" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/steak_000051038948.jpg" alt="Cheap steak cuts you should ask for" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Summertime is steak time. That is, unless you can&rsquo;t afford a steak.</p> <p>Fortunately, you don&rsquo;t have to spend a fortune to get some <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-easy-ways-to-make-cheap-cuts-of-meat-taste-expensive">good quality beef</a>. While not all of the cheaper cuts grill up well all by themselves, most of them do with a bit of extra preparation, and the others taste great as part of a kebab or in other favorite dishes.</p> <p>Bon appetit!</p> <h2>1. Flat Iron Steak</h2> <p>The flat iron steak, or the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/29/dining/29beef.html?pagewanted=all&amp;_r=0">chicken steak</a>, is seriously a hidden gem. It&rsquo;s got the tenderness of the much more expensive filet, but because no one has ever heard of it, it&rsquo;s a lot cheaper. Cook it exactly like you would cook your favorite tender cut of meat &mdash; usually on the grill or by pan frying it. (And if you&rsquo;ve never pan fried before, this <a href="http://allrecipes.com/recipe/perfect-flat-iron-steak/">steak recipe</a> would be a great place to start.)</p> <h2>2. Shoulder Steak</h2> <p>The shoulder steak, also called the <a href="http://www.esquire.com/food-drink/food/g604/cheap-steak-cuts/?slide=5">London Broil</a>, is what you need to get if you love it when the flavor of beef is almost overwhelming. Because this is a larger piece of meat, it can be roasted, though it is also tasty when you cook it on the grill. Then, slice it into thin pieces and you can feed the whole crowd. Or, you can <a href="http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/3090-shoulder-steak-with-herbs">pan fry it</a>, and even <a href="http://www.food.com/recipe/barbecue-shoulder-steak-skillet-287868">add that barbeque flavor</a>.</p> <h2>3. Chuck Eye Steak</h2> <p>The chuck eye steak is kind of like a rib eye, for a good reason: It is the cut <a href="http://strongertogether.coop/food-lifestyle/cooking/meat-your-top-5-affordable-steak-cuts/">nearest the rib eye</a> on the animal. So while it costs significantly less, it retains many of the characteristics you love about the more expensive cut of meat. This is a very flexible hunk of meat: you can do anything from cooking it like a roast to grilling it. Just don&rsquo;t cook it all the way to well done! If you don&rsquo;t have access to a grill, <a href="http://www.sweettmakesthree.com/2013/10/chuck-eye-steak-recipe/">chuck eye can be pan fried</a>, too.</p> <h2>4. Flank Steak</h2> <p>Flank steak is tasty, but it&rsquo;s also tough. Luckily for us, there are ways to get around that. Braise it, grill it, or marinate it. Keep in mind, though, that marinating it won&rsquo;t make it tender. If you use a dry method of cooking, like grilling, be sure to use high heat, only keep it on the grill for a short time, and cut it against the grain. This looks like an <a href="http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/flank-steak-242598">amazing marinade</a> to use with that method!</p> <h2>5. Tip Sirloin</h2> <p>Tip sirloin (or sirloin tip) is another name for <a href="http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/05/the-best-inexpensive-steak-for-the-grill-part-4-flap-meat-sirloin-tip.html">flap meat</a> (which has got to be one of the most unfortunate names out there for a cut of steak!). If you cook it carefully, it has a fabulous steaky taste, is tender and juicy, and goes great with a bunch of different marinades. You can do pretty much anything you want with it: Make it into kebabs, braise it slowly, or <a href="http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/05/steakhouse-style-grilled-marinated-flank-stea.html">grill it</a> for that steakhouse taste.</p> <h2>6. Chuck Arm Steak</h2> <p>If you&rsquo;re looking for cheaper beef, look no farther than something labeled &ldquo;chuck.&rdquo; This particular cut can come out tough and fatty, but it&rsquo;s wonderful when cooked in a way that will keep it moist. This usually means that you <a href="http://everydaylife.globalpost.com/cook-arm-steak-31922.html">braise it</a>. Afterwards, you can pull it apart, slice it and serve, or use it in a soup or stew.</p> <h2>7. Brisket</h2> <p>A brisket is an incredibly tough cut of meat, which means it doesn&rsquo;t usually work well on a grill. But that makes it perfect for cooking slowly, and especially for true BBQ. If you have access to a smoker, that&rsquo;s the best way to go when cooking brisket. But you can <a href="http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/texas-oven-roasted-beef-brisket-recipe.html">oven roast</a> or <a href="http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/braised-beef-brisket-355532">braise brisket</a> as well. As long as the meat has time to get tender and gain flavor, there&rsquo;s no reason to buy a more expensive cut.</p> <h2>A Note on Tenderizing</h2> <p>You might have noticed that many of the cheaper cuts of meat don&rsquo;t always reach the same levels of tenderness that most of us like our beef to have. There&rsquo;s a way around that, though: kosher salt. <a href="http://steamykitchen.com/163-how-to-turn-cheap-choice-steaks-into-gucci-prime-steaks.html">Salt the steak</a> and then, for every inch of steak, let it sit for an hour. After that, rinse off any excess salt and cook it however you want. Basically, the salt helps the steak hold onto moisture in such a way that it actually becomes more tender, which is good by me!</p> <p><em>What is your favorite cheap, fabulous cut of meat? And the recipe you use the most? </em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/sarah-winfrey">Sarah Winfrey</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-secret-cheap-steak-cuts-you-should-be-asking-for">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/one-pot-roast-a-week-of-cheap-and-delicious-lunches">One Pot Roast, A Week of Cheap and Delicious Lunches</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/why-is-gasoline-so-cheap-a-cost-comparison-of-40-common-household-liquids">Why is Gasoline So Cheap? A Cost Comparison of 40 Common Household Liquids</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/stop-dissing-spam">Stop dissing Spam!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-deliciously-affordable-meats-youll-love-grilling">7 Deliciously Affordable Meats You&#039;ll Love Grilling</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-ways-to-eat-paleo-for-super-cheap">20 Ways to Eat Paleo for Super Cheap</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink beef cheap dinner groceries meat steak Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:00:37 +0000 Sarah Winfrey 1462786 at http://www.wisebread.com How to Save Money at the Butcher's http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-save-money-at-the-butchers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/how-to-save-money-at-the-butchers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/449275825_7988a06e2f.jpg" alt="butcher shop" title="butcher shop" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="168" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>You might be aware of the local butcher shop but hadn't given much thought to ever stopping by to check out what they have to offer. Recently, we moved into a new house that is within walking distance of the local meat shop, one which I have never shopped in before. What I found there was quite surprising. It turned out to be good for my wallet and my freezer. If you opt to buy your meats at the grocery or super store, not only are you missing out on savings, you may be missing out on quality.</p> <h2>Check Price by Pound</h2> <p>When you are price checking between regular packages and that special &quot;family saver&quot; larger package, make sure you are checking out the price per pound and not relying solely on the total price. In some cases, the regular packet is cheaper than the family pack. You can buy multiple packs of the smaller size for less than the supposed family saver packages.</p> <h2>Cut to Order</h2> <p>A butcher shop gives its customers so many more options for meats than just prepackaged, what-you-see-is-what-you-get. For instance, you can save up to $2 a pound on boneless pork chops by purchasing a whole boneless roast. The butcher can then slice the roast into chops suitable for your family dinner. Additionally, butchers can cut out your work time by providing other services like trimming the fat from meats, slicing or grinding meat, and then repackaging it to be freezer-ready &mdash; at no additional charge.</p> <h2>Ask for Substitutions</h2> <p>You can find additional savings in the meat shop by deferring to your butcher for recommendations on meat substitutions for your favorite dinners. Often, they can recommend a less expensive cut of meat, an alternative meat, or a new way to prepare a tired dish. For the adventurous, you can also get expert advice on less pricey cuts of meat that do not look appealing to the eye but are more than acceptable for your stomach. You may not know that some of the most flavorful meats are those that you may not normally look at twice.</p> <h2>Know Your Labels</h2> <p>When shopping for meats outside of the butcher shop, make sure you don't look just for designer labels. The only sticker you should concern yourself with besides the price is the tag from the USDA. Look for meats with &quot;Quality Grade&quot; stickers. You should also understand what the other labels mean to your mouth and your wallet. For example, &quot;prime&quot; is the best cut and the most expensive. The next cut is &quot;choice,&quot; then &quot;select,&quot; followed by &quot;standard.&quot;</p> <p>It is also key to remember that even if a label proclaims the meat to be 100% natural, it is likely that it has still been injected with something unnatural, such as carbon monoxide, to keep the meat from turning brown. Read the ingredients label to see what else is in your meat product.</p> <h2>Choose Fresh</h2> <p>Never go for meats based on price. Grocery stores typically will place the nearly-expired meats at the lowest prices. It is a good choice if you plan on cooking the meats immediately. But if you are looking for the freshest cuts, select the packages furthest from the front and stacked at the bottom of the pile.</p> <p>A trip to the meat market can be much less expensive and much tastier than what you find in your usual grocery store. Don't be afraid to ask questions for a better idea of how to stock your freezer. Also, inquire about meat packages some butcher sell specifically for the freezer. You can select from several packages that are cut, packaged, and freezer-ready to keep your freezer stocked for all your cooking needs.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/tisha-tolar">Tisha Tolar</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-save-money-at-the-butchers">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-grocery-store-secrets-only-the-pros-know">10 Grocery Store Secrets Only the Pros Know</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-6-healthiest-grocery-stores">The 6 Healthiest Grocery Stores</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-tasty-ways-to-use-chicken-stock">25 Tasty Ways to Use Chicken Stock</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-awesome-reasons-to-shop-at-aldi">6 Awesome Reasons to Shop at Aldi</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-chicken-leg-and-thigh-recipes-from-around-the-world">15 Chicken Leg and Thigh Recipes From Around the World</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink Shopping beef butcher chicken grocery store meats stocking your freezer Mon, 13 Sep 2010 13:00:12 +0000 Tisha Tolar 232846 at http://www.wisebread.com One Pot Roast, A Week of Cheap and Delicious Lunches http://www.wisebread.com/one-pot-roast-a-week-of-cheap-and-delicious-lunches <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/one-pot-roast-a-week-of-cheap-and-delicious-lunches" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/roast beef.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="188" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal">Hamburger was once the meat for cheap meal plans.<span> </span>As food costs have risen, however, it is often more common to find a good cut of shoulder roast on sale for less money per pound than regularly-priced hamburger.<span> </span>Stock up, save, and get ready with these four quick ways to enjoy your roast! </p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>The Roasting Process:</strong><span> </span>Many people avoid cooking beef roast because it is a slow process.<span> </span>To get a nice, tender outcome, it is important to take your time, and include plenty of moisture.<span> </span>I like to buy the largest cut I can (or two) and toss them in my largest slow-cooker for 7-8 hours on low.<span> </span>By filling the pot halfway with water, I ensure it won’t get tough, and I guarantee plenty of beef stock for future meals. <span> </span>Spices can be anything you choose – I use garlic, cracked black pepper, and a couple teaspoons of Lawry’s Seasoning salt.<span> </span>Rosemary or onion powder makes a nice variation, and for extra tasty drippings, you can add ¼ cup prepared au jus concentrate or one can of Coke. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">After the roast is tender enough to break up easily, allow it to cool to room temperature and put it in the fridge overnight (juice and all.)<span> </span>In the morning, you can remove the fat from the top of the liquid, and begin preparing one of the four meals.<span> </span>(Be sure to save the liquid.) </p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Traditional Hot Beef Sandwiches</strong> – This my favorite comfort food.<span> </span>Shred and warm enough beef to make up your sandwiches on your choice of bread.<span> </span>Use ¼ of the reserved beef liquid to make your gravy (Simply heat to a slow boil in a sauce pan, slowly adding a mixture of 3 Tablespoons flour and water to thicken.<span> </span>You can also add extra salt and pepper to taste.)<span> </span>Pour the gravy over your sandwiches and a <a href="/5-perfectly-respectable-uses-for-instant-mashed-potatoes">side of mashed potatoes</a>! </p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Not-so-sloppy Joes</strong> – Yeah, I know (another sandwich.)<span> </span>But since they are a favorite at our house, these add a neat little twist to traditional sloppy joes.<span> </span>Just take your favorite sloppy recipes (whether it be from a mix, can, or homemade) and replace the browned ground beef with finely shredded roast.<span> </span>Yum! </p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Quesadillas</strong> – These are fun to serve guests.<span> </span>Get your largest flour tortillas and layer the following on one half of one side of the wrap:<span> </span>shredded beef, black beans, diced red onions, and shredded cheese.<span> </span>Fold in half and spray both sides with cooking spray (I prefer olive oil sprays.)<span> </span>Brown the quesadilla in a skillet until crisp on both sides over medium heat.<span> </span>Remove from heat, cut into four triangles with a pizza cutter, and serve with a dollop of salsa and sour cream!</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Veggie Beef Stew</strong> – You should still have some of that leftover beef broth from cooking.<span> </span>Cook it and the rest of your shredded beef in a stock pot over medium-high heat.<span> </span>Add your favorite veggies (if you’re going cheap, a can of Veg-All will work) and cook until heated through!<span> </span>You can also add cooked rice, egg noodles, or dumplings. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">Other ways to use your beef include:<span> </span><a href="/put-it-in-a-pie-for-fast-frugal-food">various pies</a>, BBQ beef sandwiches, French Dip, and <a href="/gourmet-pizza-for-less-than-a-buck">pizza</a>.<span> </span>The more roast you initially cook, the more meals you will have!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/linsey-knerl">Linsey Knerl</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/one-pot-roast-a-week-of-cheap-and-delicious-lunches">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-9"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wisdom-from-my-favorite-frugal-tv-character-julius-rock">Wisdom from My Favorite Frugal TV Character - Julius Rock</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/put-it-in-a-pie-for-fast-frugal-food">Put it in a Pie for Fast, Frugal Food</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/cheap-and-romantic-ideas-for-valentines-day-and-any-other-day-of-the-year">Cheap and Romantic Ideas for Valentine&#039;s Day (And Any Other Day of the Year)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-secret-cheap-steak-cuts-you-should-be-asking-for">7 Secret Cheap Steak Cuts You Should Be Asking For</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-spectacular-uses-for-that-lone-can-of-fruit">8 Spectacular Uses for that Lone Can of Fruit</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living Food and Drink beef cheap frugal meals pot roast Sat, 02 Aug 2008 15:18:25 +0000 Linsey Knerl 2288 at http://www.wisebread.com