Recently I’ve taken a break from obsessing over wedding dresses and flowers on Pinterest to obsess over recipes. I mean it’s basically food porn (another great site for recipes). Noticing one of the trends on Pinterest, there’s at least one really popular recipe that everyone repins and repins for a day or two, then everyone moves on to something else. The other day I was trying to find a recipe for all this ground beef I had in my freezer, and this particular recipe was the hot pin of the day. So I went to Save-On-Foods to get a few ingredients and made enough for 5 portions (plus a side of green beans).
- 1 2/3 to 1 3/4 pounds extra lean ground beef ($9.88; $12.50 per 1 kg)
- 1 medium onion, cut into chunks ($0.70)
- 2 ribs celery from the heart of the stalk, cut into 2-inch pieces ($0.65)
- 1 green bell pepper ($1.29)
- 1 large egg plus a splash of milk, beaten ($0.58)
- 1 cup plain bread crumbs ($2.10; $0.89 per 100 g)
- 2 tablespoons grill seasoning (recommended: Montreal Steak Seasoning by McCormick) ($1.38; $5.49 per 188 g)
- 1 cup smoky barbecue sauce ($2.05; $4.50 per 500 ml)
- 1/2 cup tomato salsa ($0.98; 3.49 per 430 ml)
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce ($0.31; $3.25 per 142 ml)
- Vegetable oil or extra-virgin olive oil (I’m gonna guess and say $0.25 worth)
Total cost = $20.17
Total cost per meal = $4.03
If you didn’t want to just eat meat in your meal, you can add a side of green beans like I did which cost me approximately $5.00 (so add on a dollar per meal). All I did was cook them in boiling water for 5 minutes, then tossed them in a frying pan for a few more minutes with a splash of olive oil, lemon juice, lemon rind, salt, and pepper. I gotta say, I’m no chef, but this was one of the most delicious things I’ve ever made. Also, as I mentioned in my post about banana bread, I didn’t use any points or coupons for these ingredients, so you can definitely make this meal for cheaper than I did, or even spread it into 6 meals.
What are some of your favourite recipes from Pinterest?
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