Let’s face it ground beef is not getting any cheaper. Matter of fact it just went up in price again here. I don’t know about you but I was having a hard time affording it before it increased so much! Stretching ground beef is as easy as 123…
I have tried several different ways from research and recipes that I found on the internet. I didn’t really like some of the ways people were doing it. Some add eggs or other items, and it was more time consuming when really all you need is to add one ingredient, mix it up and cook it. I am all about quick, easy, money saving tips! Recipe may be doubled, tripled etc…
Save money, using this simple recipe to stretch out your beef!
It is pretty simple really. You are one ingredient away from stretching your dollar! No lie. See for yourself! Also, after the recipe I listed all of the other things that I saw other people adding to ground meat to stretch it out, just in case this recipe does not work for you. It will most definitely not work for every single recipe but thankfully there are many other ideas to use! Good luck! Let me know how it turns out for you!
Brown your ground beef in a large skillet.
Add oats to the ground beef.
Mix the oats in until the ground beef and oats are blended really well.
Finished product, comes out like this.
My family doesn’t even notice when I add oats! Here’s the recipe in short.
Stretching Ground Beef:
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 3/4 cup oats
- Brown ground beef.
- Add oats.
- Mix together.
- If you’re making tacos, add the taco seasoning after you’ve mixed in the oats.
I saw that other people were adding a whole bunch of different thing to stretch it out here is a quick list in case you don’t like the oats…
- Bulgar wheat cooked in water
- Grated potatoes
- Vegetable- pureed
- Bread crumbs
- Oats and eggs
Looking for more ways to stretch your food? Check out 30 ways in 30 days to stretch your food budget.
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