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One Meat Purchase – Lots of meals

So if you buy the leaner ground meat here’s how you can get your true money’s worth out of it.

First of all for those who would tell me it’s too expensive for the extra lean even 90/10 let me remind you when you buy 80/20, the 20% of that package is going out in the trash which is like throwing money in the garbage.

If you buy a 2lb or a little more package of 90/10, you can make meatballs (see my recipe for ingredients and instructions it’s easy) for the first meal and then home-made hamburger helper out of the rest.

Same amount of meat scenario #2: 1/2 package for tacos and rest of the package meatloaf

I usually get 2 meals for our family of 4 out of each package I buy. If I really want to stretch it I will buy a matching amount of ground turkey and mix it equal parts. For meatballs, and I make big meal sized meatballs nothing tiny that is a waste of my time, I use 1/2 of the good burger and 1/2 of the ground turkey and get enough for 2 to 3 meals of meatballs out of that. I take the extras and wrap them in freezer paper and freeze them for another night.

If you really want a good deal on your meat, go early in the morning like 8:30 to 9:30 and check for the manager’s specials on meat, chicken, pork, you name it. All fresh meat, chicken, pork, etc. has to be “sold by” a certain date or they can’t sell it at all. What that means for the consumer is you get prime products at a reduced price and for me I wrap it all in freezer paper and label it and put it in the freezer for future meals.

Happy Shopping

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August 25, 2011 - Posted by | Food and Cooking

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