Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Frugal Meals and Yummy

A favorite frugal dinner is Beef Shepherd's Pie.
it quick and easy to fix, very filling and absolutely DELICIOUS!
It's a very simple recipe, that is adjustable to not only what you have on hand for veggies and spices, but also to your family size.

Here's how I make it for us, and it lasts a few meals for us.

Beef Shepherd's Pie.
Brown and season your ground beef,
. Peel and cook potatoes, for mashed potatoes. do between 6 and 9 decent sized potatoes.spread your ground beef on the bottom.
Then put in a bag of any frozen vegetable mix or 2 cans of whatever veggies you have on hand, (we like corn... )
Mix the meat and the veggies together so that it's all evenly spread out.
Once your potatoes are done, you're going to mash them ....
spread it evenly over the top of the meat and veggie mixture
. in the oven at 350 degrees until the potatoes are slightly golden, 20 minutes or so. I like putting this in a pie pan. Or round casserole dish...
Another frugal meal my grandma made...

One Man's Dish
1 pound of browned hamburger
2 cloves of garlic
Onions sliced thin
6 - 8 peeled and sliced carrots
4 - 5 peeled and sliced potatoes
Salt and pepper
1 can stewed tomatoes
6 oz of water
Turn on high and leave for 3-4 hours.
It's great with Baker Boys homemade bread.

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