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20 Meatless Meals to Stretch Your Grocery Dollars
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The price of meat and fish is skyrocketing. Steak is up 21%, beef is up 19%, chicken, fish, and ham are all cresting 10%. We’re weary of hunting for a good deal and tired of feeling a pinch at the checkout. These 20 meatless meals allow you to stretch your grocery dollars while still enjoying satisfying meals. Remember, we’re all in this together.
This broccoli Cheddar quiche is made with eggs, cheese, milk, and, yes, broccoli—everything you’d expect—and yet tastes so superior to every other iteration of this classic quiche that we’ve experienced.
There’s nothing like pineapple fried rice—how well the sweet, juicy pieces of pineapple go with the savory sauce! This fried rice contains cashews for extra bite and texture, with a hint of spice from the chili. Enjoy this delicious fried rice as is, or paired with your favorite barbecue.
Three-cheese vegetarian lasagna is easy and exceptional and even sorta elegant anytime of year BUT we especially welcome it at the Thanksgiving table when we need something vegetarian and lovely. Here’s exactly how to make it plus what kind of cheeses work best.
Cauliflower and tomato curry is a healthy and robust vegan dinner that's full of flavorsome spices that will fill your kitchen with warming aromas. Not to mention the exceptional job it does of filling bellies, too.
This quinoa chili is a vegetarian’s delight. Quinoa, black beans, kidney beans, tomatoes, onions, and garlic are cooked in a broth infused with chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, and unsweetened cocoa. Piled on top are diced avocado, grated Cheddar cheese, sour cream, crumbled pita chips, and cilantro leaves.
This frittata is fantastic! It’s so easy doing it all in the same skillet. The potatoes have a lot of flavor having been cooked in broth. I love how the eggs puff up during the stove-top cooking. This is my new favorite frittata–Amy H.
White bean shakshuka is similar to the classic Middle Eastern poached eggs in a tomato and pepper stew. In this recipe, white beans and charred vegetables lend this one-pan breakfast or dinner smoky depth and richness.
What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? The same thing that happens when French onion soup meets mac & cheese: glorious mayhem. The crispy caramelized onion and Gruyère topping on this dish is absolutely ridiculous.
If you love French onion soup, with its rich, beefy broth, sweet, deeply caramelized onions, and that luscious, nutty and gooey layer of cheese-laden toast, you’ll love this galette. All the flavors of the classic soup have been distilled into a galette for ease, but also for fun!
Broccoli and cheese make a great pair, especially in a baked pasta. You could substitute broccolini or broccoli rabe: Broccolini is slightly sweeter than broccoli, while broccoli rabe is pleasingly bitter.
This caramelized onion ramen with chile is a hybrid unlike anything else. Vegetable based ramen that takes inspiration from French onion soup, bringing together the best of both—brown miso, ramen noodles, chiles, caramelized onions, all topped off with soy eggs. East meets West, indeed.
Bro! Don’t you have your Migas recipe (https://leitesculinaria.com/356959/recipes-tex-mex-migas.html) on here? That was the first recipe to come to mind when I read the title. I have used that as a shortcut several times, when home alone or after a wrestling session, late at night it does the trick – you could make it all from scratch, even so much the thought process – before the deliveryman is at your door with your order. The time saving is the major factor for me with deciding against UberEats nowadays – retaining the money is an added bonus.
Back onto the topic, albeit the migas turned into cheese, corn chip and egg tacos during my undertaking, I stand by it to this day as a card up my sleeve. It can’t cost too much either, with a small splash of Valentina, chopping up a jalapeno (if available) and a few cherry tomatoes (also, if available). That only plumps it up more.
….. Guess we got to worry about the gas bill afterwards, eh?
That is another great recipe to add to the list, Mikey. There are so many recipes we could have included here. Thanks for sharing your favorite.