Over the past two weeks, I’ve been writing a lot about how to save money on meat. Putting philosophical arguments aside, there are budget-directed reasons to try to minimize our meat intake. The obvious answer, of course, is to create meatless meals. It’s not hard — Google “Meatless Meals” and 2 million results will pop up.
But what if you’re like me, living with a family of hearty eaters who simply love some meat with dinner? It’s always good to have a few tricks up your sleeve to make it stretch. I wanted to share some of my favorite recipes that feature meat as a supporting character, rather than the star. Each of the following recipes can be made with 1/2 pound or less of meat per recipe (not per serving):
- Apple and Sausage Roast – Lots of veggies, a few sausage links
- Chicken Quesadillas
- Spaghetti, Sauce, and Homemade Meatballs
- Chicken Tortilla Soup
- Mu Shu Beef and Cabbage Wraps
- Any Stir-Fry: throw in tons and tons of vegetables, and any leftover beef, shrimp, or chicken you have in the fridge