I cook cheap meals for all my employees – check out my $51 Walmart yield that I used to feed 15 people
THE holidays are here, and a TikToker shares how she cooks huge meals on a budget.
Eboni shares her favorite affordable recipes on her TikTok, EboniEboeb.
She and her husband often prepare huge meals for staff parties at their company.
For her recent event, Eboni whipped up a delicious baked noodle dish for 15 that cost $51.45.
She even added some garlic bread and corn on the cob as a side.
In which Tick tockshe guided viewers through Walmart shopping and provided step-by-step instructions for preparing the meal.
The shopping list
While Eboni found everything she needed at Walmart, it’s important to remember that price and availability vary from store to store.
She needed a few things to complete this meal, so doing it all for just over $51 is pretty impressive.
Most of what she bought was Walmart’s own Great Value brand, with the exception of the Texas Toast garlic bread.
Here’s everything she picked up:
- Texas Toast, $5.84
- Two boxes of thin spaghetti, 92 cents each
- Smoked Sausages, $5.77
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese, $7.48
- Three pounds of ground beef, $11.46
- Two jars of Prego pasta sauce, $4.98 each
- Two packs of Great Value brand taco seasoning, 42 cents each
- Two cans of Great Value brand tomato paste, $1.22 each
- A bag of Great Value brand frozen corn costs $6.48
Ebonie used some spices, mushrooms, peppers and onions that she had at home to complete her meal.
She seasoned and cooked the ground beef and sausage, then added the chopped peppers, mushrooms, and onions.
Although she bought pasta sauce, she added some to make it her own.
Taco seasoning is her secret ingredient to making the dish extra flavorful, she said.
She added the gravy to a large casserole dish with the ground beef, then layered pasta and cheese on top before adding more gravy with the sausages and finishing with shredded cheese.
The whole thing went in the oven for a bit before stirring it, adding more cheese and baking it a little longer to melt the cheese.
She made the Texas toast and spiced butter for the corn on the cob.
Eboni even packed everything in styrofoam takeaway containers and delivered them to their employees as an added gesture of appreciation.
Eboni’s Affordable Chicken Dinner
During a previous employee appreciation event, Eboni prepared a delicious chicken dinner.
The meal consisted of chicken wings, dirty rice, green beans and cornbread.
She had a budget of $60 for all the ingredients, but ended up spending even less.
She ended up spending $51.34, meaning each of the 15 servings cost about $3.42.
She said there was enough food for two days and everyone loved it.
If you want to skip the cooking for a night, here’s The Sun’s review of the best frozen pizza to pick up for the family.
And one Target shopper bought groceries for a week on a $50 budget.
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