Stretch Your Grocery Dollars
Try these tips to see extra savings on your grocery store ground beef.
Spread It Out
Think of ground beef as a seasoning instead of the main ingredient. Use mostly beans and only a little meat in chili. Add finely chopped eggplant to meat sauce for pasta. Your meals will be less expensive that way, and more creative.
Practice Portion Control
A food scale can prevent you from accidentally supersizing burgers: Weigh 4 ounces of raw beef—once it's cooked, you'll get a burger that's about 3 ounces. Pile on lettuce and tomato.
Punch Up the Flavor
Make even a small amount of meat seem bigger with bold flavors. Season generously with chili powder, soy sauce, garlic or cumin while browning.
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