On our last trip to the local market to stock up on meat I bought a shoulder of pork that weighed about 3.5kg for a budgeting £12! The butcher cut the joint into three equal pieces.
The best thing about pulled pork is the amount of meat that you actually get.
From one piece weighing between 1kg and 1.5kg we have enough meat for 2 days worth of meals.
This week for my Cheap Budget Meal recipe I am going to show you what I did this week with our pulled pork.
Pulled Pork - 3 Ideas
Rosemary Pulled Pork with Potatoes and Homemade Coleslaw
1kg - 1.5kg shoulder of pork (£4)
5 leaves of white cabbage, shredded (80p - whole cabbage)
2 carrots, grated (16p)
1 onion, sliced (16p)
Mayonnaise (50p - small jar)
1 - Take the piece of meat and cut little slits along the top and sides, take the fresh rosemary and stuff it into the slits in the meat
2 - Slow cook the meat for about 8 hours
3 - To make the coleslaw mix the shredded cabbage, grated carrots and onions together
4 - Add as little or as much mayonnaise as you like
5 - Once the meat is cooked remove the meat and pour out the fatty liquid. Put he meat back in the dish or slow cooker and shred it using two forks
Serve with boiled potatoes and the homemade coleslaw.
I made this meal for £6.07 and had enough meat leftover for the following day!
Leftover Rosemary Pulled Pork Pasta
1 onion, chopped (16p)
4 medium mushrooms, sliced (30p)
1 garlic clove, crushed (30p - whole garlic)
1 courgette, halved and sliced (25p)
1 400g tin chopped tomatoes (40p)
1/2tsp mixed herbs
Vegetable stock cube
250g Pasta shapes (30p - 500g bag)
Grated cheese, optional
1 - Fry the onion in a little oil until soft
2 - Add the courgettes, mushrooms and garlic and continue to fry until soft
3 - Add the leftover pulled pork and fry for a couple of minutes before adding the tin of chopped tomatoes, the vegetable stock cube and mixed herbs
4 - The sauce only needs cooking until it is completely heated thorough
5 - Cook the pasta as per instructions
You have got two options on how to serve.
You can either serve the pulled pork sauce on top of a bed of pasta.
Mix the pulled pork sauce with the pasta, place in an oven proof dish, cover with grated cheese and have as a pasta bake.
The extra ingredients for the second days meal only cost £1.71.
In total, for two days meals, it cost me £7.78. We got 6 adult sized portions and the twins had 3 meals each!
That's a budgeting 86p per portion!
Leftovers can be used to make a new dish. Enjoying leftovers more often reduces food waste and saves you money!
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