Free barbecue sauce at Kroger, probably for a couple of weeks. I haven’t tried it yet, but I haven’t heard anything bad. Sweet Baby Ray’s is on sale for $1 for 18 ounces, and there was a coupon in the Smart Source 5/23 for $1/1. FREE! 🙂
Here’s my adapted meal, based on what’s in my freezer/pantry.
1 3lb beef roast (2.97) – got from my local butcher. They close on Monday, so on Sunday night, I can get some steals. And they take food stamps, which is always a plus.
1 bottle of barbecue sauce (Free)
2 cubes of onion bouillon that I got last week (I got 20 mini cubes for .065. Not doing that math)
2 cubes of garlic bouillon (See above)
Assorted other spices till it smells good. I like a little chipotle powder and regular chile powder. (.25)
enough water to cover (Free)
Toss into crockpot till falling apart. All day on low usually works.
Serve with scalloped potatoes (.50 a box at HEB after coupon) and a couple cans of corn (.10 each after coupon)
Even accommodating for my family of big eaters, I can easily serve 5 for $5. You could serve a side salad, or sub in your family’s favorite sides. Potatoes, corn, rice and pasta are usually cheapest and the most “picky eater friendly”. Meals like this are always payday stretchers to me, because you can use any meat in your freezer, and any spices that your family will eat.