THIS budget pro has a list of ingredients for anyone wanting to feed a large family after spending just $7 at Dollar Tree on everything the meal calls for.
Chef Shar, a Dollar Tree fan and budget expert who goes by the username @karmiccreations on TikTok, recently posted a video for anyone wanting to cook up a delicious and affordable family meal.
“Restaurants don’t want you to know they’re benefiting from Hood meals,” Shar explained while showing off some items she picked up at Dollar Tree.
The special meal she creates for her family is reminiscent of Hamburger Helper but uses a variety of ingredients.
Based on what Shar shows, some of the basic food ingredients you can get from Dollar Tree include their beef patties, hamburger buns, macaroni pasta, cheese slices, and brown sugar kraft sauce.
However, Shar recommends that you start the meal by preparing the sauce that the beef and pasta will rest in.
“I took some milk and put it in the blender with some veggies — that’s going to be the base of our sauce, our cream if you will,” Shar explains.
It’s a way, as Shar says, of having the veggies and getting your family to eat their veggies without actually tasting them or noticing as much.
Shar then slices up the burger patties, places them in a skillet with cooking oil, and adds toppings like onions.
“Then I season it with garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and parsley,” she continues.
After taking a separate pan, Shar starts with a base of 1 Tbsp butter and 1 Tbsp flour, and pours over the veggie-milk mixture from before.
Finally, Shar cuts up cheddar cheese and about half a pack of the American semi-hard cheese she picked up at Dollar Tree to add to the sauce mixture in a bowl and toss over the stove.
She then takes all of the sauce mixture and pours it over the cooked pasta, along with the ground beef and seasoned beef patties from earlier.
“Dilute it if you must or whatever, add your meat mixture, mix that up.”
Shar then jokingly explains that the priority order of who is served first in the house starts with her husband, then herself, and finally her “Gremlin” child last.
“Because we serve the kids last here, if you have a problem with that – fight me,” says Shar.
Ultimately, the ingredients for this entire meal, which will support Shar’s family, came to just $7.25 in total.
This makes it an extremely inexpensive and flavorful meal using Dollar Tree ingredients.
Though Shar joked that if she served it at a restaurant, she’d charge $10 and a 90 percent markup.
https://www.the-sun.com/money/5949471/made-meal-for-six-at-dollar-tree-ingredients/ I cooked a meal for six after spending $7 at Dollar Tree. See the list of ingredients used