This meal is hearty and delicious. For me, it says home-cooked comfort food because it is a dish I grew up having as a child. This recipe will feed six or four with leftovers for lunch. Sure to be a man pleaser and kid pleaser alike – this meal won’t bust your budget! See the list below to get the cost breakdown.
1 1/2 lbs. ground chuck $4.48 (or $6 for grass-fed beef)
1 onion $0.29
beef bullion $0.20
Cage Free eggs (1 egg $0.17)
1 can Campbell’s Mushroom Soup $1.14
crackers (about 6 = $0.06)
Potatoes (2 lbs = $1)
Butter (1/3 stick =$0.25 or $0.33 for organic)
2 cans of Del Monte Green Beans $1.92
Total cost is all bought at Walmart = $8.95 or $1.49 per serving. I substituted grass fed beef and organic butter which I bought at my local health food store (Earth Fare) and the cost difference is minimal. Total cost = $11.11 or $1.85 per serving. Either way, your sure to get a delicious, filling dinner on the table for less.
:: Salisbury Steak
1 1/2 lb. ground chuck
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup of bread crumbs (or crushed crackers)
1 can Campbell’s mushroom soup
1 beef bullion cube (I use a tsp of Better than Bullion)
1 cup boiling water
Mix beef, onion, egg, bread crumbs, and 1/3 of the can of mushroom soup. Make 6 patties out of the meat mixture and place into a shallow baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Drain off grease.
Mix bullion cube and 1 cup of boiling water so that bullion dissolves. Mix in the rest of the mushroom soup and pour all of it over the meat into the baking dish. Bake for another 15 to 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
:: Country Potatoes
6 to 8 potatoes peeled and sliced
butter, salt, & pepper
Place potatoes in a baking dish along with a little water and a few pats of butter and salt and pepper. Bake at 350 for 45 to 60 minutes.
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