Affordable Meals Coming Your Way on the recteq Wood Pellet Grill
If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve probably seen the signs on the shelves: grocery costs continue to go up. The bad news: prices increasing item by item means you’ll probably need to find more ways to pinch pennies as you shop. The good news: we have a hopper-full of budget-friendly ideas to help you make it through every week! Get ready to save money and make your belly happy at the same time with these classic favorites that won’t break the bank.
Double up on Ground Beef
When in doubt, bring home the beef! Ground beef is still one of the best meat deals, especially if you buy in bulk at your local warehouse. Serve classic ground beef meals everyone will love, like our Juicy Lucy Burgers, Smokehaus Meatloaf, or BBQ Smoked Meatballs. If you’re getting bored with the beef, you can always blend in sausage or ground turkey to shake up the flavor. Don’t forget that your favorite chili recipe also translates beautifully to the recteq wood pellet grill; just cook it slowly on the grates in an enameled cast iron Dutch oven pot.
Perfect your Pork loin
Still one of the best BBQ options out there, pork can be prepared so many ways; it’s a no-brainer for grocery multi-tasking. To really maximize your savings, practice your knife skills and cut down the pork loin yourself to create several meal options. One budget pork loin can be transformed into pork steak, boneless pork chops, pork roast, and an excellent base for stir fry! Chef Greg shows us how in three easy steps: Step 1, Step 2, and Step 3. No one else will realize you’re saving tons when you put these tasty meals on the table.
Suck it up & Go Meat-free
We know you are here for the meat, and we feel the same way. But even for the staunch carnivores among us, it doesn’t hurt to throw in a few meatless Mondays to trim down the budget! You won’t miss the meat with our Grilled Vegetable Lasagna, and it can be adjusted for whatever veggies you have on hand. For low-meat (though not meat-free) wonders look to our savory Smoked Black Eyed Peas or hearty Creole White Beans & Ham Hocks.
Play the Pasta Card
The kids aren’t the only ones who will love these delicious pasta dishes and you’ll come in way under budget as well. You can’t lose with Southern Style Mac & Cheese as a main course. If Italian is more your style, we have a simple Baked Ziti Recipe that your family will love, or try our mouth-watering Rolled Lasagna with Smoked Pork Sausage to change things up.
Break the “Rules” with Breakfast for Dinner
If your debit card is suffering from exhaustion, you can save some dough by serving breakfast as an evening meal. We’ve got a killer Breakfast Strata that is both dinner-worthy and delicious. Top this savory dish off with a breakfast-themed dessert like Sticky Praline Pecan Cinnamon Rolls and you’ll rack up nothing but compliments. Pancakes are quick and easy on the recteq, too, you’ll just want to grab a griddle: Small Flat Top Griddle, Round Flat Top Griddle, or Large Flat Top Griddle. Don’t forget the syrup and a cup of coffee!
We hope you enjoy these money saving tips from the recteq library. If you try them, we’d love to have you share about it on social media!