This week’s Thrifty Meal is one I’ve gotten many, many requests for. It’s a winner at potlucks, and it’s the perfect one-pot meal for a busy day when you need to have a nourishing dinner prepared! Best of all, the recipe is composed of ingredients that are simple and inexpensive!
This recipe is modified from Mabel Hoffman’s book, Healthy Crockery Cookery, my all time favorite slow cooker book!
Cabbage Burger Bake (this makes 2 meals!)
3/4 lb. of ground beef ($2.24 on sale)
1/2 a cabbage, shredded ($1.29)
1/2 # of carrots, shredded ($0.30, great price on organic carrots!)
1/2 tsp salt ($0.10)
1/4 tsp pepper ($0.10)
1 medium onion, chopped ($0.25, but I buy them in bulk from Costco)
1 cup long-grain rice ($0.75, on sale)
1 can (16 oz. size) tomato sauce ($1.29 at New Seasons)
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon dried basil leaves — crushed ($0.10)
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt ($0.10)
Follow the recipe found here. So easy!
Total: $6.52 for 2 meals (freeze half and when you reheat it, freshen it up with an ounce or two of some shredded parmesan cheese $1.54)
$3.26 per meal
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