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  1. #1
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    Join Date
    Jan 2006

    Default 3 meals from $3 Roast

    I took the kids to the new $2 movie theater about a
    half hour away and right next to it is a salvage
    grocery store. I got 2 bags of food for $8.80. I won't
    buy stuff more than a few days past expiration though.
    You just can't tell what's in the package. I'm not a

    Also, I got 3 meals from a $3 roast last weekend. The
    roast was bottom round on sale for 99 cents a pound,
    so about a 3 pound roast. Here's what I did: cover
    thawed roast with water or beef broth, add seasonings
    and cook in crock pot for 6-8 hours on low. Or, cook
    on high for an hour or 2 and then turn to low for a
    total of about 6 hours, until done through or as done
    as you like it. First night--roast with baked or
    mashed potatoes and veggies.

    After dinner the first night, cut up the rest of the
    meat into cubes, add fresh or canned veggies, whatever
    you have, to the broth from the roast, still in crock
    pot. Cook about 4 hours on high until veggies are
    tender or just heat through if using canned. Once soup
    is bubbling, add a cornstarch slurry to thicken broth
    (take out some broth into a bowl and add a few

    tablespoons of cornstarch, mix until dissolved). The
    soup should go for 2 meals, it did for us. We had it
    with grilled cheese.

    The roast is extremely tender and tasty in the crock
    pot--I won't make it any other way anymore.

    Jen K
    Date: Mon Jul 22, 2002 12:28 pm
    Subject: salvage groceries and 3 meals from a $3 roast

  2. #2
    What's a Budget?
    Join Date
    Feb 2006

    Default Pot pie next!

    With only 3 of us at home, I ended up with left over stew after I had already "piggy backed" that off a meal of roast and veggies. I used the remaining stew to make a pot pie. For a 9 x 13 pan, I used 1 1/2 cups of milk and biscuit mix each plus 1/4 cup melted butter. Pour the stew in the pan and then mix the crust and pour over the stew.

  3. #3
    What's a Budget?
    Join Date
    Apr 2006


    Here's my potroast lineup...

    I do try to buy a cheap roast, but when it's on sale, I cannot pass up a good sirloin roast!

    I get a 3 to 5 pound roast, and the first night will be a simple crockpot roast with potatoes, carrots, and onions in an aujus.

    I divide the remainder into two hunks.

    One hunk goes into a crockpot beef and barley with vegetable soup,

    And the next hunk goes into individual beef pot pies, made with readymade pie crust, kind of like a beef stew calzone. I add beef gravy to that.



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