One of the questions I get asked often is how I keep my grocery budget so low. Well, one way is buying meat in my beloved meat bin – I probably save $20 a week on that tip alone, but I know not everyone is lucky as I am. I bought filet mignon – a 1.25 pound package for $6 last week.
So here is my other tip – make one thing but morph it into many meals. I made a batch of my sloppy joe’s this last weekend, the only substitution I made was used 12 ounces of ground turkey breast, and 4 ounces of ground sirloin, and I used Dak’s spices steakhouse seasoning in my mix.
I also used leftover skinny pizza dough – so many possibilties with this dough! Then added Alouette brie, a couple tablespoons of the sloppy joe’s and chopped parsley. My sloppy joe’s are a bit spicy, so no other seasoning was necessary.
These are a bit . . . rustic! Since I only used an ounce of dough per empanada, the dough was thin, Once I sealed them with a fork, I flipped it over, sprayed the flat side with avocado spray, then placed that side down in my air fryer – that was lined with parchment paper – that way you wont get the little dots on the bottom of your dough. After 6 minutes I removed the parchment paper to finish the cooking process.
So let’s break down the points – 4 ounces of skinny pizza dough (4), 1/4 of the sloppy joe’s filling (2) and I don’t count the avocado spray.
My zero dipping sauce? A tablespoon of hot sauce mixed with a couple tablespoons of non-fat yogurt. So good!
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Happy Wednesday – make it a great day!