For many families, food costs are a big part of the monthly budget and it’s normal to want to save as much money as possible on your food bill. Making food in bulk can be a great way to save, and you don’t even have to have a large family to save this way! Whether you’re just feeding yourself, or multiple adults and kids, here are 3 recipes that you can make in bulk to save on your food costs.
Crock Pot Pulled Pork
1 large pork roast (choose the size based on the size of your crock pot); 2 large onions; 1 small can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (can be omitted if you don’t like spice); 4 cups of coca-cola; a couple of pinches of brown sugar and salt and pepper to taste.
Cut the 2 large onions into quarters and place into the bottom of your crock pot. Next, rinse off the pork roast and pat dry and then place in crock pot on top of onions. Next, pour in the 4 cups of coca-cola, can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Put the lid on your crock pot and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours depending on the size of the roast. The pork will be done when you can easily shred with a fork.
The peppers will add a lot of zing to this dish, so if you can, always add in smaller quantities or as noted, omit altogether.
Once done and shredded, place into numerous freezer safe bags or containers and then use for pork tacos, shredded pork sandwiches, in soups, or in salads. You can make a variety of different meals with shredded pork!
Green Pepper & Beef Soup
1 package of minced beef; 2 green peppers; 2 onions; 2 100 ml cartons of beef liquid stock and salt and pepper to taste.
Chop the 2 onions and green peppers into small chunks. Next, place the onions and green peppers in a pan with the minced beef and cook through until the beef is browned through. In a large pot, pour in the 2 cartons of beef liquid stock and salt and pepper. Next, add the beef/onion/green pepper mixture and cook until warm.
You may also want to add diced or stewed tomatoes to this dish for even more flavour. You may also want to consider making a double batch to make even more of this soup. Once done, you can freeze the leftovers to eat again later, or place in individual containers to take to work as a lunch!
Crock Pot Macaroni & Cheese
Who doesn’t love macaroni and cheese? Not only is it yummy, but it’s super easy to make in bulk!
Your favourite type of pasta; 400 grams of grated cheddar cheese; 200 grams of colby cheese and 2 cans of Campbells condensed cheddar cheese soup.
Cook the pasta until its ¾ of the way done and then drain and place into your crock pot. Next, combine the two types of grated cheeses with the condensed cheese soup into a pan and stir until smooth and combined. Now, stir the cheese mixture into the pasta in the crock pot and cook on low until bubbly and the pasta is soft. You may also add salt and pepper to taste.
Freeze any leftovers to stretch your dollar further!
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