25 Best Budget Recipes

Save money on meals without sacrificing taste or nutrition with these 25 best budget-friendly recipes.

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Top-Rated Budget Recipe: Beef-Barley Soup
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Beef-Barley Soup

If chuck roast is on sale, buy a large one and freeze the rest for later. (Or ask your butcher to cut off only the amount you need.)

Price: $2.41 per serving

Pantry Checklist: 
• Boneless chuck roast (3/4 lb.)
• Carrots
• Celery
• Onion
• Mushrooms
• Beef broth (4 cups fat-free, less sodium)
• Pearl barley
• Bay leaf

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