I’m a chef – how to cook a meal that feeds five people by spending under $12 at Walmart

HIGH food prices don’t have to end dinner parties or big family meals, a TikToker has shown.

The Lunch Box Dad, Beau Coffron, is back with more affordable family meals.

This meal fed five people and cost less than $12


This meal fed five people and cost less than $12Credit: TikTok/lunchboxdad

On his TikTok, Beau shares recipes and shopping tips to feed your family and keep your bank account full.

In one of his latest videos, he showed how he prepared a meal for his family of five for just under $12.

He could even make a side dish out of freshly baked cornbread.

When shopping at Walmart, the most expensive item he bought was $3.98.

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The shopping list

Beau’s grand total was $11.69, but he also bought some flour that he didn’t use in the meal, so it cost even less.

Here’s everything he bought to prepare this meal:

  • ground turkey, 1 lb
  • An onion
  • A glass of salsa
  • A can of kidney beans
  • A can of black beans
  • Cornbread Mix
  • Chili Spice Blend
  • Frozen loose corn

You’ll need two cups of salsa, so make sure you buy a large enough jar.

start cooking

Start by browning the ground turkey in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Once all the pink is gone, add the chopped onion and make your cornbread mix while they cook.

Stir the salsa, beans, corn, and chili seasoning into the turkey and onions, making sure to mix evenly.

Now put everything in a 9×9 baking pan and sprinkle with the cornbread mixture.

Bake at 450 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until cornbread is golden brown.

Once it’s done, you can add some hot sauce for an extra kick.

Tips for saving money when shopping

There are a number of tips you should follow to cut back on your grocery every time, including meal planning and using coupons.

Combine the two and you’ll find yourself saving even more money.

It’s also important to shop around so you can get the best deals.

If you’re on a low income, you may also qualify for food stamps — newly known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

SNAP households are expected to spend approximately 30% of their own resources on food.

Depending on your income and household size, the maximum monthly benefit is $250 for a one-person household, while a four-person household can receive up to $835

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Another shopper shared how she got a week’s worth of groceries for two for just $30.

Also, a Dollar Tree superfan got 37 groceries for $45 with no refrigeration required.

https://www.the-sun.com/money/5963439/how-make-meal-feeds-family-walmart/ I’m a chef – how to cook a meal that feeds five people by spending under $12 at Walmart


CELINE CASTRONUOVO is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. CELINE CASTRONUOVO joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: celine@dailynationtoday.com.

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