One way to save money is to cut down on food waste. My family does not always like left overs so sometimes I will make “piggy back meals” … these are meals that are able to use leftovers, but give them new life in a different recipe or meal plan.
For example this week I make a small beef roast into French Dip sandwiches, (for recipe click here) But we ran out of the dipping sauce. Which left me about 3 cups of shredded beef.
I then took the 3 cups of shredded beef, chopped it up real good added a can of refried beans, and a dash of hot sauce.
Stirred it all up till it looked like a nasty brown ball of muck …lol.
Then I rolled them into small burritos. You know kind of like the ones you buy at Taco Time… But they call them a Crisp Meat Burrito and charge you $2.25 🙂
I fried mine in a skillet with a bit of olive oil… but you could bake them in an oven as well.
What are your favorite meals to Piggy Back?