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: Beer-Braised Beef with Onion, Carrot, and Turnips
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Beer-Braised Beef with Onion, Carrot, and Turnips

Ask your butcher to cut a 1-pound roast for you, or buy a larger one (especially if it’s on sale) and freeze the rest for later.

Price: $2.32 per serving

Pantry Checklist: 
• All-purpose flour
• Boneless chuck roast (1 lb.)
• Beef broth (less-sodium)
• Garlic
• Dark beer
• Bay leaf
• Carrots
• Turnips
• Onion
• Flat-leaf parsley

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