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Living on a budget when you're gluten free is not easy! Here's how I save money and make fast and frugal meals. Instead of going out for takeout I made this Broccoli Beef from leftover Roast Beef we cooked a few days ago. The first night we had a wonderful Roast Beef dinner, then I made Beef Hash the second night and now this is the third dinner we've made from that roast. It was a 4 pound roast at $3.75 a pound. So each dinner has been only $5.00 in meat!
Then I got lucky and found these bags of veggies buy one get one free. They worked great for the stir fry tonight and saved me all that chopping!
Another favorite trick is mixing Quinoa into our rice in the rice cooker. Quinoa is very expensive but I found Bob's Redmill at Big Lots for $6.95 the other day and it lasts forever when you use it this way.
Take out Broccoli Beef Stir Fry dinner, GF, DF, frugal
2 tablespoons oil of choice
1 1/2 pounds leftover roast beef, cooked and thinly sliced
2 bags Birds Eye broccoli, carrots, sugar snap peas & water chesnuts
1/4 onion, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced (or 2 tsp McCormicks garlic in the jar)
2/3 cup low sodium gluten free soy sauce
4 tablespoons rice vinegar or rice wine
3 tablespoons sugar, to taste
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup water or gluten free chicken broth, as needed
1 tablespoon gluten free oyster sauce, opt
In your rice cooker (you can also cook it on the stove if you prefer)
Add 3 scoops of rice and 1 scoop of Quinoa to your pot
Pour in 5 scoops of water
Turn on. Mine takes 20 minutes
In your Wok or heavy large fry pan
- 10 minutes after you start the rice, heat the oil in a large Wok or heavy fry pan to medium high.
- Stir fry onion for a minute. Add vegetables and stir fry for 4 minutes. Add garlic and stir.
- Add cooked roast beef , stir fry for 2 minutes to brown. Gently scraping the bottom as you stir fry.
- In a small bowl whisk together the gluten free soy sauce, sugar, rice vinegar, oyster sauce if usingand cornstarch until smooth
- Add to pan and stir fry just until thickened, adding water/stock if it becomes too thick.