Ground Beef Stretching Meal Starters ,Low Income Meals

Ground Beef Stretching Meal Starters ,Low Income Meals


everybody today we are gonna make
something unique and different this comes from that make a mix cookbook this
here was given to me as a gift and I’m gonna share with you something
really unique that we’re gonna make with it
it’s called five-way beef mix I really got into this and what we are doing is
we’re gonna do some batch cooking this is called five-way beef mix and what you
do is you’re gonna make a bulk mix of beef and then below it it has all kinds
of recipes that you can use that beef mix for so I’m gonna make the beef mix
today and then I’ll share with you an upcoming videos how we can use this and
make it into four or five different recipes so what we’re going to do is
we’re gonna take five pounds of ground beef and we’re gonna add four onions to
it we’re gonna saute it we’re gonna add some beef gravy eight cups of peeled
diced potatoes six cups appealed carrots and one package of frozen peas and a
little bit of salt and a little bit of pepper I’ll show you how this all comes
together and then what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna freeze it you’re supposed to
freeze it into five different containers now I’m gonna freeze it in bags because
I don’t have any containers and then we pop it in a freezer and then whenever we
want to make a meal we just take that out of the freezer and then we add it to
some of these so this is me it’s just so unique I don’t know if you guys seen the
video right did the pizza crust I did that in a mason jar that was amazing
because I have to do some more of those videos as well but this is really great
because all you gotta do is for instance you could make grandma’s hamburger soup
all you do is add that to some Tomatoes and there you got soup then there’s a
vegetable and cheese casserole you add that to a low few other ingredients and
you got a meal and then it’s the deep dish potpie that’s what I’m going to be
making coming up here soon but let’s get started with this part of the video
because this is making the beef mix I got my beef really reduced and I
for about four dollars and it was about five pounds because I got it like it was
like a day or two old so let’s go make everything together and I’ll show you
what it looks like it taken up onions and we’re gonna take a ground beef and
we’ll get salt to it all together now this isn’t quite five pounds this is
almost like four pounds but that’s all right all right so that saute this and
then we’re gonna get our diced carrots and potatoes and we’re gonna also cook
them just for about 15 minutes we don’t want to cook them soft but we want to
cook them that they’re parboiled here is the potatoes and carrots now we’re just
gonna cook these just a little bit and we’re gonna saute the ground beef and
then all we do is we’re gonna put everything together in a big bowl and
we’re gonna put it in freezer bags so all we’re gonna do is put all our
ingredients into a large bowl so we want to make sure that we drain the fat off
of our ground beef I go for cheaper cut to ground beef when I know I’m gonna be
sauteing it because then you can drown the fat out of it now we’re gonna add
our 1 pound of peas we’re gonna add 1 container of gravy unless you want to
make your own you can make your own gravy this almost looks like the
fillings for a shepherd’s pie doesn’t it all right now we’re gonna add our
potatoes and our carrots and there is our mixture now this is gonna make us it
says 5 meals now this is only two of us so this might not make as many meals for
some people and for me this is probably to make
three meals alright so now we’re gonna let this cool and then we are going to
put this into three different containers or three different bags and we’re going
to freeze it and you’re going to see and upcoming videos all of the recipes I’m
going to be using this main beep mix so a five-way beef mix this is part one of
the video showing how we put it all together and then I will lay what part
two and part three and part four as we make the meals using this so as cheat
meal Monday this is part one once again here is the cookbook it’s called make a
mix and it is amazing there’s all kinds of things that you can do to mix up
ahead of time so your cooking is easy and if you only have a household of one
person think how far this food would go for you you can make countless meals
with this so it’s the mixin it’s the make a mix cookbook and this is one of
my favorites that I’m gonna be using quite often here on my videos food has
cooled off and now we’re gonna go ahead we’re gonna put it into these plastic
bags plastic container would be so much better but I didn’t have that so we’re
gonna go ahead and we are going to equally put the food in these bags so
that is three cups let’s go with four for this one because I am going to make
a beef pie with the one all right there’s one meal now of course this is
going to give us leftovers so when I make a meal I’m gonna have leftovers as
well you know what I’m just going with four
cups in all of them wow this is so much fun and this is something that anybody
could do it doesn’t matter how large your household is or how small it is I’m
really excited I’m really excited about that cookbook I think I’m going to be
making a lot of things off of that all right so this last one is gonna be just
a little bit smaller that’s okay because some of them are soups that this is
going into and some of them is casseroles this one here will go into a
soup all right so now we have our bags and get ready for some recipes with all
of this amazing food right there nicely packaged and we’re gonna put them in the
freezer

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  1. I may try this for my son. I wanted something I could put together, and send home with him. Write the recipes on the bag. He may actually cook if Ive done the prep, and feel like he has a home cooked meal lol.

  2. Hi Tessie! That meal looks so yummy. I come to your peaceful channel to unwind, relax, and learn. Thanks for the tutorial and God's Blessings.

  3. Wonderful Day everyone! I'm making pear butter today. Grape jelly next, then strawberry. Love y'all and have a blessed week!

  4. My friends later this morning I take my mom to the dentist to have two teeth pulled. Please keep her in your prayers. She is frail at 92 years and this will be a little traumatic for her. Thank you my friends:) Love you all:)

  5. Hamburger is too expensive around here in Cali close to 4$ per pound. I'm buying a pork loin at 1.98 per pound and I'll make something with that. I'm going to try Wiener Schnitzel for a first time, my sister says it's so good with fresh lemon squeezed on after cooking; I'll pound the pork loin thinly and bread it.
    It's just me eating right now — my husband has been in the hospital over 3 months now, almost died 3 times at the beginning…been doing better and they are working towards rehabing him to get back home; then I'll be cooking for two. Thank Our Lord for hub's miracle healing.
    I freeze any extra foods I have from previous meals so when I'm not feeling well (severe RA) I can pop something into the micro to heat it for a meal; I place single serving size leftovers into small plastic lunch size bags then put those bags into a gallon freezer bag so I can pull one out for heating. I have pork and chicken enchiladas, Mexican rice, chocolate cake, hot dogs in packs of four so I can take 2 out for a meal. I rebag chicken thighs (1.13 per pound lately) into 2 thighs per pack and will take a pack out to make a soup, or chicken meat for another meal, or bake/roast with vegetables.
    I only have apples for fruit and I'll bake one for a dessert or make a French apple cake and freeze pieces for later. Occasionally I'll buy a few bananas for banana bran muffins.
    I make my own yoghurt and kefir, sour cream and buttermilk. I grind my own wheat for baking. I sprout the wheat berries for kitty grass.
    We may not be rich in money but our home is happy and we get by. I was able to save for a new wheelchair and bought it last month. We don't have TV (it's a time waster) and I can do so much more around the home without it. I'd love to get well enough to be able to garden and grow some veggies.
    I never take anything for granted anymore…every moment on this Earth is precious and time with loved ones is a blessing, we never know how long we will have them with us. God Bless each and everyone. I always look forward to your next videos, Tessie.

  6. Hello my friend โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’– I hope all is well on your neck of the woods. Things are going great here in the West. This is a wonderful idea! I like making batches and freezing them for multiple meals. โ˜บ๏ธ
    Blessings to you! ๐Ÿ™
    Love always!

  7. I enjoy watching you so much! I love your kindness and positive attitude. Thank you for sharing yourself, great information & recipes will us!!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’“

  8. Great video Tessie! I think one could substitute cooked chicken or turkey for the beef. And while I avoid meat, I imagine that would make a good casserole with a biscuit topping, or even cooked like a stew or soup with dumplings. Look forward to your videos, and you clearly show that one can make LOTS of meals inexpensively if one has some good ideas like you share.

  9. โฃ๏ธHi, Tessie, thank you for sharing. If I prepare mixes, I use the first portion for the day of preparing, because Iโ€™m busy already and my freezer is tiny. Thatโ€™s such a good idea to always have something on hand for a soup. Just found a used book on Amazon.de!! Thank you, Iโ€™ve soon more cooking books in English than in German ๐Ÿ˜‰. Used ones are really cheap and I really use them. Happy cooking, Monikaโฃ๏ธ

  10. I often do this with mince but I add finely chopped mushrooms and two handfuls of lentils to mine, then I turn it into shepards pie,chilli, spag bol and a cuury

  11. I find this a super idea. It's simple and easy. You havve a busy day and take one out of the freezer and add what you want and you have dinner. Homemade biscuits would go so well with it. Thank you Tessie. I enjoy visiting with you.

  12. Hi Tessie. What a great idea. I donโ€™t beef but I eat chicken fish n pork. So maybe I could use pork or chicken instead. Anyways love your videos. Take care n God Bless n canโ€™t wait to see what you fix next. โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™

  13. Great idea. We will be doing the hamburger pies. We are making two of everything and freezings one to fill our freezer up. More recipes Please.

  14. There are several Make a Mix cookbooks and they are all great. It's a wonderful way to make sure you eat good, wholesome meals at home. No need to eat out/have take out/stop at the drive thru. Batch cooking is a terrific way to save money too.

  15. Good morning Tessie. That mix looks so delicious. So easy and healthy and will be great to pull one out of the freezer. I will be looking forward to seeing part 2!! God Bless and keep you safe.

  16. Its awesome what you can do with ground beef. Looks good. Everything is on the rise. Ground beef use to be the cheaper meat. Now I seen that gas prices are going on the rise. That makes everything else going up in price. Need to stock up again. Thanks Tessie, that's a good idea! Sending Love your way!๐Ÿ˜Š

  17. Great idea. I make ground beef with green beans and potatoes, a little tomato sauce with garlic, onions and cilantro. Enjoyed watching the video.

  18. I have had that cookbook for about 30 years. I really used the mixes a lot when we had children in the home. Slacked off a little since it is just the two of us now. I really liked the spice mixes, too.

  19. I have used the Make a Mix Cookbooks for many years, they are great! The version you have is the most recent to my knowledge. These books are great and have been used to feed my family of 10 when everyone was home. Don't forget to label and date them when you do them.

  20. Great idea there Tessie! So much easier to make ahead then thaw the mixture for a quick meal on a busy day! Thanks for sharing this great idea!

  21. Tessie your awesome I cook the same way๐Ÿ™‚and live with your same mind set!people need to realize that they need to stop wasting there money and learn to tighten there food!we never know what could happen with our economy!also Iโ€™m going to another food giveaway Wednesday at the end of course๐Ÿ‘the people get to go as many times as they need๐Ÿ™‚and then whatโ€™s left I will take after there done!amazing whatโ€™s left๐Ÿ™‚love ya tessie and thanks for your wonderful vlog๐Ÿ™‚you and coffee with Kate are my favorites๐Ÿ˜˜

  22. Message disappeared when commercial came on. Love batch cooking. Always did it when children
    Were small. I started what I call a carpet picnic on Friday nights. We put a quilt down on the floor
    In front of the tv…watching movies or a couple of their favorite tv shows. We had finger foods
    And dips. Usually a veggie tray with cheese, etc. chips and dip. Shrimp and cocktail sauce. Wings
    And dip. Fruit. Having a crockpot was a god-send also. From spaghetti sauce to roasts,chicken, pork.
    Always made double batches to freeze meals. Never know if you will get Iโ€™ll or just too busy to cook.
    Women ar good multi-tasters. Laundry is washing, dinner is cooking, vacuuming getting done.
    How did it all get done?

  23. Good Morning, my Brothers, Sisters and Friends ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ’— ๐Ÿ˜€
    Happy Monday ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Have a great and blessing day โค God bless you all ๐ŸŒท Love Ya! ๐Ÿ’Ÿ ๐Ÿ˜
    Remember too Pray for one another ๐ŸŒผ ๐ŸŒท ๐Ÿ’•

  24. Good Morning Dear Tessie ๐Ÿ’ž
    Happy Monday ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ
    What a great video! ๐Ÿ“น
    Fantastic ways too use that ground beef and onions ๐Ÿ˜€
    That book is in my library, I get it true my tablet and look it and have many great recipes, I do thanks you so much for sharing with us ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ˜€
    Have a great and blessing day you and Kenny ๐Ÿ’Ÿ God bless you both ๐Ÿ’ž I Love you my Dear Sister Tessie ๐Ÿ’ž ๐ŸŒผ ๐ŸŒน

  25. That sounds great ๐Ÿ‘ Tessie canโ€™t wait for the next parts !!! Have a Blessed Day !!! Love โค๏ธ N hugs ๐Ÿค— !!! Always great food ideas from you !!!

  26. I would cut the beef by half so I can double the recipe and have twice as much. ๐Ÿ˜€. Like when hamburger helper says use one pound I will use half pound. Gotta stretch those meals. Love to you Tessie!

  27. What a great idea! But no peas please! Going to look for that book!( just found it on thriftbooks.com for $3.99 YAY!) They had others too TFS! Blessings!

  28. I'm going to truth ground sausage for that love you'er video's.
    By the way.Why do you put peas in it.I, m going to make a Dish out of my chicken and noodles .I'm going to pour it over biscuits. For Sunday's dinner, .my mother did the same thing JumpoffgA.Every meal counted and we were blessed we , never went hungry.We, never complained, we were always thankful for what we had.

  29. Excellent book!ย  I first bought that book around 30 years ago and used it a lot while my husband and I raised 4 kids.ย  Still use it to prep meals for my husband and I. Love it!

  30. Oh gosh! Why haven't I thought of this! Especially this particular recipe. My grandmother always made her vegetable soup with hamburger and added macaroni. I see this with casseroles or as a beef pot pie…so many ideas! My hubs and I are the only ones who eat these things, so these meals would really stretch without a lot of leftovers. Thanks for the idea. ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. I'm the only beef eater in the house and usually I get a pound of ground beef which is more affordable than a huge roast or whatever and I divide it up in small bundles and freeze. When I have tacos, I pull out the small bundle, defrost in the micro, and fry it up. If I want to be extra good I mix it with black beans my husband and son eat on their tacos but not often as I hate beans. The price of beef is up a lot. If I see a package for under 4 dollars I'm glad. I've paid up to 6. If I don't use it in tacos, I might use a small bundle in rice and beef or a hamburger.

  32. That is a smart way to cook and time saving too. I have a friend who has that book and does batch cooking…she has a large family, so really pays off for her. Will look forward to see what you will make with these batch cooking mixes!! Thanks Tessie.

  33. I loved this!! We have our own beef so this gives me great ideas. We are expecting two new grandbabies and I'm thinking all of these meals will work as part of the meal plan I have for them well I mean meals to take to their mommas and daddies

  34. I'm so used to cooking for a family of 4, now its just me, so this will work out perfectly for me. I have a hard time cooking for one.

  35. I remember those Sunday dinners. My grandma's on Saturday's would buy a whole chicken cut it up in to section and always fried it up Saturday afternoon and on Sunday before church would have the oven timer set on really low and we would have warm chicken and whatever the garden had to offer. Those were truly Beautiful moments and cherish them I can almost smell it frying. I love meals you can make a head and enjoy meals later. Good job Tessie. ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’–

  36. When times were financially tighter for us and I was cooking with minced beef (ground beef to you) I would always add a can of lentil, or dried red lentils to make it go further.
    Last night hubby and I wwnt to the supermarket for fruit and walked out with an extra grocery bag of unplanned purchases. No impulse buys by discount chicken, 75%off so a whole roasting chicken for $2, ground chicken $1.75, chicken pieces $1.80
    There's only 3 of us at home now. I still follow recipes as stated but I serve extra salad, rice or potatoes with it, not to mention a few extra vegetables in the recipe. This way a recipe serving 4 can often provide 2 or 3 meals.

  37. Gonna have to try this, Miss Tess…I love meal stretchers…I can almost smell it๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปblessings pretty ladyโค๏ธ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜‡๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป

  38. I'm definitely going to try this one. I have to cook meals ahead to freeze because I have several chronic illnesses. There are days I'm not able to cook, so on the good days I cook as much as I can and freeze it.

  39. I have that cookbook, going to have to go back and re-read that part. Just saw the 'More Make a Mix' at a thrift store and passed it by, now I'm sorry. It's great that you are starting with less beef, I'll do the same but stretch it out to the full five meals to make them smaller amounts for just hubby and me. Looking forward to your upcoming videos, thank you!

  40. I am the leftover eater. I make a major meal on Saturday and from there, it sustains me at work for lunch break. Fridays is fish day so thatโ€™s a treat for my animals as I give them all the leftovers from that. Very good video.

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