Here’s how I save money and time – by buying in bulk when the price is right and prepping meals ahead for the freezer, canning, or dehydrating.
I saw pork butts on sale at the grocery store so I struck and bought two. Threw them both in my pressure canner (which by the way cooks too), added some bbq rub, and kicked back for a few hours while it worked its magic.
I let it cool and then pulled the meat apart. But that’s not all – I had an epiphany: why throw out the greasy drippings when I can use them to make the meat even more moist, flavorful, and nutritious? So, I chilled the drippings in the fridge overnight, skimmed off the fat, and saved the delicious collagen and electrolyte-rich broth to toss in with the meat.
I ended up with five perfectly portioned one pound bags of premium, clean, and tender pulled pork for just $3.29 per pound – now that’s a bargain. Sometimes I also package some of it into smaller portions for easy sandwich-making.
Now I have peace of mind knowing I can call on my previous work for immediate convenience and deliciousness.