Thursday, April 30, 2009

Making the most out of leftovers

Almost everyone I know is on a budget these days, and grocery shopping is one of my favorite things to do. I stock up way too much sometimes (I have like 10 cans of tuna, and haven't bought any in at least 6 months...haven't eaten any either!).

Last week, Hollywood Market had sirloin steak on sale for $5.99/lb, so I bought one, and, when following the correct serving size, that will make about 5 servings. Total cost per person? $1.20! Love it!

Anyway, I have way too much food I need to use, so tonights dinner is Steak Casserole (I couldn't think of another name).

  • 3 ounces steak
  • 1/4 cup Trader Joes Basmati Rice
  • 1/4 cup black beans (the rice and black beans were already cooked yesterday)
  • 1/4 cup Kraft natural shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Mix all ingredients in an oven-proof bowl, cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

The results? Not bad! I should have added crushed red pepper though to give it a little kick. Trial and error!

Calories: 394
Total Fat: 15 grams
Saturated Fat: 8 grams
Carbs: 24 grams
Protein: 38 grams (yay for lean cuts of meat with 26 grams of protein!)
Fiber: 4 grams


  1. Looks great tome, I too like to stretch the food and our food budget. My husband on the other hand at times thinks that I am trying to starve him..

  2. looks Delicious