When you’re used to living on a budget you are also used to shopping what’s on sale. Typically, this means we don’t eat a lot of steaks :). I try to mix it up a bit for the husband though, so we don’t eat chicken every single night. There are a few cuts of meat that you can usually get for decently cheap. One of these is “stew meat” or beef cut up into small chunks.
Using a crock-pot is the absolute best way to tenderize cheap cuts of meat. I whipped up this recipe one night when I needed a quick dinner and now it’s one of our staples.
Here’s what you need:
1 package stew meat (size can vary)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 package dry onion soup mix
1 can mushrooms
1 small onion chopped small (optional)
1 bag of your favorite noodles
Add all ingredients (except noodles) to slow cooker (I put my meat in frozen). Cook on low all day. If you check the meat after 6-8 hours and it’s fall apart soft, simply switch the crock-pot to warm until you’re ready to eat. Serve over noodles and enjoy!
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