I am SO excited to share this post with you. I have been using this technique for so long, I don't even remember where it originated from. If you are like me, I have a hard time spending $3-$6 a pound for good quality ground beef. However, I am a big fan of a traditional ground beef taco, but I don't want to spend $12-$16 just on the meat. So, I have three simple ways you can stretch your ground beef and feed a large family for under $5! With our clan of 7 people (all big eaters btw), we need to use 2-3 lbs. of ground beef for a weeknight meal. I have found three ways to stretch this ground beef so I only have to buy ONE pound of beef and stretch it to feed our entire family. Here are three simple meat extender ideas to help stretch your dollars at the grocery store--not to mention you'll add some nutrients along the way too. A win-win for everyone!
*Bonus: Ground beef is on sale this week, so check out Deals to Meals before you go shopping and save even more money! :)
Meat Extender #3: Shredded Potatoes and Ground Beef. My Aunt has been adding shredded potatoes to her tacos for years now, and I love it! The potatoes soak up all of the beef juices and takes on all the taco flavor you want and love. It is genius! All you need to do is thaw some frozen, shredded potatoes in the microwave for a couple of minutes and then add to your ground beef and onion mixture. You will need to add a little more salt than normal as the potatoes need more flavoring than the beef. Once the potatoes are cooked and tender, the meat can be used to make delicious tacos with a healthy twist ;)