I accidentally committed Once a Month Cooking over the weekend. I had no intention of doing it, but I found two really nice roasts, the kind with no fat or bones, marked down to $1.29 per pound so I borrowed a friend’s crock pot (you’ll recall that my crock pot exploded a while back) and cooked the roasts then shredded them. I wound up with seven meals worth of shredded beef to use in tacos, barbecue sandwiches and…?
I also found extra lean ground beef for $1.19 a pound. That’s even cheaper than the nasty budget-gristle-fatty kind. So I made Korean Barbecue burgers for dinner and figured if I was going to make enough for one meal, I might as well make enough for five meals. Hence I have 24 hamburger patties left in the freezer.
I cook enormous pots of beans whenever we run low, and currently I have 12 cups of cooked beans in the freezer. I also have seven meals worth of diced ham.
Last, I thawed and roasted the last of the marked down chicken breasts from my freezer, yielding six meals worth of diced and shredded chicken breasts.
So now I have a lot of prepped meat and beans on hand, but I’m feeling in a rut as far as meal planning goes. What would you make with shredded beef, beans, chicken breasts, ham, or a combination thereof? I’m serious, please give me suggestions!
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