Plan ahead and stock up
Browse store circulars for meat specials (they are usually advertised on the front and back pages). You should be able to find many types of meat priced at $1 a pound or less, depending on how they’re prepared (bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts usually cost less than boneless and skinless, for example). Buy as much as you can fit in your freezer. And take advantage of pre- and post- holiday price cuts― for example, ham at Easter and hot dogs around the Fourth of July.
Try this All You recipe: White Bean and Chicken Chili (pictured)