Beef Roast – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 16, 2009

$5 Dinner Challenge

1 1.6 lb Beef Roast ($2.67) Manager’s Special Price. I will use the other half of the roast for our meal on Thursday night.
1/2 bag of baby carrots ($.60)
1 onion, diced ($.40)
4-5 garlic cloves, crushed ($.05) I bought a few bunches for $.10 at the store closing sale.
Garlic Powder ($.02)
1 cup rice, uncooked rice ($.20)
1 lb Asparagus ($.99)

1. Place beef roast in crockpot with 1-2 cups of water. (I add water so that I have a diluted stock after the roast has cooked. I strain it and freeze it for use in soups.) Add diced onions, crushed garlic cloves and baby carrots around the roast. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Cook on low for 8-10 hours. When finished, slice to serve.
2. Bring 2.5 cups of water to boil. Add 1 cup of rice. Return to boil. Reduce heat and cover. Cook for 20 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.
3. Saute asparagus in extra virgin olive oil for 4-5 minutes, until turns brighter green.
4. Serve sliced beef roast with carrots with a side of rice and sauteed asparagus.

Cost $4.93

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Susie February 16, 2009 at 6:50 pm

I did a pot roast too:-) Cool!


Laura February 17, 2009 at 2:58 pm

MMMMMM….haven’t made one in a while! Do u make homemade gravy out of the juice/stock? HOW??? Never been able to but thought I’d give it a whack! :)


Kara February 17, 2009 at 3:09 pm

It’s been awhile since I’ve made a roast. Sure sounds delish!


Kari February 17, 2009 at 3:20 pm

A $5 pot roast dinner, now there is a thought. Thank you.


$5 Dinner Mom February 17, 2009 at 3:25 pm


Here is a link with directions. That’s how I would do it. With either cornstarch or rice flour. No wheat flour for us!

:) Erin


Laura February 18, 2009 at 12:53 pm

Yummy. Thanks! Now….keep ur fingers crossed for me! :)


Angie February 18, 2009 at 5:41 pm

I think all of our dinners are around $5 :) I might just have to start joining you here!


Linda Foiles April 21, 2009 at 3:54 pm

My son likes any vegetable but my husband only eats corn or greenbeans. He will eat cabbage raw, but no rice. Can you give me any ideas for beef roast.


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