Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Several Meals From One Chuck Roast

This is going to be a quick post about a good way to save some money.  Last week I went to the grocery store.  They had an offer which you would get carrots, a bunch of celery and 5 pounds of potatoes with the purchase of stew meat or a chuck roast.  They had this offer in the past that included carrots, celery and onions.  This time I purchased a chuck roast which was about 2 1/2  pounds.  It cost around $2.29 a pound.  Today I put the roast into the pressure cooker with some beef broth and cooked the meat.
 In the meantime I cut up the carrots, part of the celery, a couple potatoes and an onion from my last freebie.

When the roast was done which was 50 minutes from being frozen solid to completely tender.  While that was cooling, I put the veggies into the cooker and pressured 15 minutes.  A little too long, I think 10 minutes would have been better.  I shredded half the meat and kept the other half for dinner tonight.  The process for making this vegetable beef soup is the same process as I have posted for chicken soup.  I did add a can of diced tomatoes and a little garlic.  For very little money and a lot of nutrition,  I got 5 quarts of vegetable beef soup, a meal of roast beef, mashed potatoes and carrots for dinner and probably some leftover beef for sandwiches later in the week.  Not too bad.


Plus I have all the peeling to feed my worm farm described in an earlier post.

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