Thursday, February 19, 2009

Bargain recipe of the week- Giant Eagle!

Bargain Meal of the Week

I heart Giant Eagle!!! They are having great sales again this week. This is a recipe that I am really excited to try. I don't have 3 hours to simmer something however, so I will be trying that step in a crock pot. That way I can start it in the morning and it will save some time. Happy Eating!

Check out Stretching a Buck deals here to see more deals at Giant Eagle. I will not expense spices/oils since most of us have them on hand.

Italian Casserole

3/4 pound lean ground beef (On sale $1.99 a lb) $1.50
1 onion, chopped (Sale- 3 lb bag $1.50) .20
1 (28 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, chopped (Sale Del Monte 10 for $10, use coupon for .40 off 1 ) .20
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste (You can usually find this for .80 or under) .80
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
black pepper to taste
8 ounces wide egg noodles (Giant Eagle brand on sale 10 for $10) $1
As much cheese and the type you want! $1

In large skillet, brown ground beef and onion. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, salt, parsley, garlic salt and pepper, and simmer over low heat for 3 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

In a 2 quart casserole dish, combine noodles and meat mixture. Top with cheese slices and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Total Price of Meal: $4.70
Add salad (Farmers Market or Fresh Express on sale 2 for $5) $1.25 Total: $5.95
Add salad and Giant Eagle crescent rolls : Total $7.70

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