Okay, just gotta say, as a newbie... I thought you were talking about stretching tortoise-meat.Bethanial said:You mentioned in the thread on making grocery store $ go further, about stretching meat, specifically about rice in sloppy joe meat. But you also said something about your Mom is the master of this, and has lots more ideas. Could you pretty please share these? Thanks!
We have to be really careful of that here because DH is diabetic. Legumes are a great protein source for nondiabetics, but they are carby.journey11 said:Legumes are a great substitute for meat and are nutritionally a good substitute too. I make a killer veggie lasagne using kidney beans instead of ground beef. I like this with some spinach layered in there too. Otherwise, it is about the same recipe as regular lasagne.
Yum.tortoise said:Tacos and taco salad are awesome meat stretchers.
Grilled cheese sandwich with meat. Forget deli meat. Since the cheese holds it together, you can use scraps of last night's roast.
Chili with beans - very filling.
Pizza stretches sausage beautifully!
Another stretcher if you have ham is chef's salad with heard boiled eggs and ham.
You can get away without meat with a good egg salad for sandwiches.