With the second wave of the pandemic worldwide, many people choose home-cooked meals over ordering in or dining out. At such a time, the same meal every day can get quite monotonous. But if you have the right skills, right knives, and right meat – you can cook almost anything at home with a twist!
Let’s have a look at five meat-based dishes that you can cook within a budget:
A burger makes up for a meal that everyone loves to devour. What’s more, is that you can make it on a budget and in the comfort of your kitchen! All you need is some freshly minced beef, dried herbs, and egg yolk to make a patty of the size you like. You can even grab readymade patties from your local butcher to quicken the process.
Once the patty is made, you can add your favorite cheese, sauce, or some salad to come up with your version of a burger. You can also add a few strips of bacon to it.
Start by making your burgers, and by the time summer approaches, you are sure to rule the barbecue scene!
Looking for a classic one-pot dish for the winter months that won’t be heavy on your pocket? Grab your favorite sausages from the butcher’s shop and slice up some veggies like onions, carrots, and potatoes. Put all of them in a cooker and add some spices and herbs. Few hours and voila! You have a mouth-watering meal that is tasty and healthy!
Although it has originated in Russia, the flexibility that the humble Stroganoff provides makes it a popular dish across the entire world. The sauce can complement your rice dishes or pasta like a natural pair. You can cook it with any cut of beef, including ribeye or even sirloin. A butcher’s opinion on the type of meat that goes with your dish comes in handy at all times.
Tikka Masala does not necessarily have to include chicken. Use your favorite cuts of diced meat like lamb or beef and come up with your mouth-watering dish. Chop the meat of your choice and cook it in a pan that includes a blend of spices, cumin, coriander, turmeric, and a tomato puree. You can relish this tikka masala with rice or naan (bread). A staple in British cuisine, you can make this a part of your home-cooked menu too!
Moussaka, very popularly described as the Greek version of Shepherd’s pie, can be cooked with any meat of your choice even though lamb is the most obvious meat for this dish. You can cook up your version with cuts of beef or chicken. You can even ask your butcher whether to mince the meat or dice it to go well with your dish. Sometimes, a combination of both minced and diced meat works well too. You can place some thin slices of potato on the top of your cooked meat and top it up with a creamy béchamel sauce and cook it.