Repeat after me, everyone: A tight budget does not mean you have to sacrifice flavor or satisfaction. We all know that cooking at home saves money, but with rising grocery prices, a supermarket run can turn depressing if you don't pay attention to what's in your cart. Enter protein-packed beans, nutrient-dense cabbage, and underrated cuts of meat like flat iron steak and chicken thighs—if you're looking to save money, then add these star players to your meal regimen. With these recipes, you'll shave off excess cost without sacrifice.
When it's time to set a dinner game plan, most days, we all want the same thing: We want to make a meal that's fast, easy, and most importantly, affordable. Enter, beef. And we're not just talking the ground stuff; a variety of beef cuts can easily fit into your family's budget, with no sacrifice to the flavor or quality of your meal. These smart recipes utilize inexpensive and underrated beef selections, amping them up with just the right cooking techniques, sauces, spices, vegetables, and cheeses for the job, in order to create meals that will win your family over any night of the week.