Feed 5 people for $2.23 TOTAL

03/25/2010 12:16 pm · 8 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

It’s Matt. Sarah is still resting from bringing our new boy into this world. Either I am not eating well, or just miss my wife’s cooking. But here is another post she did awhile ago that I wanted to repost:

I was able to make this meal for my family of 5 for $2.23

That is .45 cents a person

img_0424Here is the break down:

Green beans .50 cents – sale at Albertson in December

Home made fries FREE- potatoes from my friends field, seasoning free with Albertsons double.  For recipe click here

BBQ sauce about .2 cents  Albertsons sale, I got it for .25 cents a bottle

Finger steaks- meat $1.06, onion soup mix .15 cents, egg milk and flour about .50 cents

Recipe for finger steaks


Last week at Albertsons they had beef roast on sale for $1.88 a lb.  I bought 3 large roasts.

I had the man at the meat counter slice one of them  into, 6 one inch steaks.  They do it for free, and it saves me time.  I then am able to use these steaks for stew, stir fry or what ever.  I normally use one steak right away and then freeze the rest in bags.

For Finger steaks I cut the meat across the grain, into thin strips.  One large steak is enough to feed my family.  It makes about 25 finger steaks.

In a bowl mix :

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 packet dry onion soup mix
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk


Add the meat  to the mixture, cover and refrigerate for 1-3 hours.

When you are ready to cook, pull meat strips out with a fork, and fry in oil on medium-high heat.

It takes about 1 minute on each side, or till golden brown.  Drain on paper towel.

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