Our household budget for food is $400/month, that’s for a family of 5. That means that I tend to buy large cheap cuts of meat. Generally I cook the whole thing for the first night and then have to come up with ways to use the leftovers that everyone will eat. If it is different enough its no longer leftovers.
One of my favorite ways to use leftovers is to make a frittata. This is one of those meals that doesn’t have a set recipe. The basics are potatoes and onions, some kind of meat, eggs, veggies and cheese.
- 3-4 small potatoes
- 1 large onion
- 1 Green Pepper (if you have one)
- Leftover meat, Ham, pork, sausages and chicken work well.
- Leftover Veggies (Broccoli, Cauliflower work great but just about anything you like will work.)
- 5-6 eggs
- Grated cheese
Put an oven safe frying pan on med to med high heat. Dice the potatoes into about 1/4 inch cubes. Dice the onion and Green Pepper. Add to the frying pan and brown. Cut the meat up. Smaller pieces if you need to make it stretch. Reduce the heat to med-low. Add the meat to warm through. Add the veggies cutting them small. Beat the eggs in a bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour over mixture in the frying pan. It should almost cover everything. Swirl the pan to spread the eggs. Spread some grated cheese over the top. I prefer cheddar. Put in a 350deg oven for 15 minutes or until the eggs have set. Serve. Feed my family of five with rarely any leftovers.
I like it with salsa and sour cream if they are in the house, plain if not. Its quick and easy to make and a great way to use leftovers.