Ground beef is one of the most economical family friendly meats you can buy.
I am sure many of you have noticed that grocery prices are on the rise. Dairy products, meat, and other staples have all increased quite a bit in price over the last few years. Many people are struggling to find the balance in their grocery budget between saving money and serving family friendly quick and easy meals.
One of the ways I have found to make the grocery budget stretch is to serve ground beef several times a week. It is often on sale or can be bought in bulk at Sam’s Club or Costco. I love to buy meat in bulk or on sale and then freeze it one pound packages. Having ground beef in the freezer means I can always get a dinner on the table my family will love.
One of the reasons I love ground beef so much is that it is an easy meat to make stretch.
If you make hamburgers or meat loaf you might need several pounds to serve a family, but if you use that same ground beef in a casserole, pasta dish, or chili you can make it stretch quite a bit more. The most expensive part of the meal becomes just part of the meal instead of the star of the meal.
Now don’t get me wrong, there are times you want the meat to be the star of the meal. I love a good hamburger or meat loaf just like everyone else, but when it comes to making your grocery dollars stretch, incorporating ground beef into the meal is usually the better choice.
Because so many of us are dealing with the struggle of balancing our grocery budget, my goal over the next few months is to share more ground beef recipes along with other budget friendly main recipes. So stay tuned for those over the next few months.
Instead of sharing a new ground beef recipe with you today though, I decided to put together a few of my family’s favorite ground beef recipes. And by a few I actually mean forty ground beef recipes. I think this means my family really does love ground beef!