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5 Great Cheap Meals for Large Families


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Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Pulled pork sandwiches are inexpenive to make, thanks to using a cheap cut of pork.
Pulled pork sandwiches are inexpenive to make, thanks to using a cheap cut of pork.
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Whether you like pork for its flavor, or you're just a fan of barbecue sauce, pulled pork sandwiches are an inexpensive meal option that will soon become a family favorite. Pork is a cheap meat to buy, and this recipe calls for a whole butt or shoulder (which are both good for shredding).

Pulled pork might take a while to prepare, but most of that time is hands-free. One of the easiest ways to cook pork until the meat falls apart is to let it slowly roast at a low temperature all day -- in the oven works fine but a slow cooker is ideal. After cooking on low for 10 to 12 hours (try adding onions and some ginger ale for flavor and moisture), the meat just falls apart when you shred it with a fork. You can soak it in your favorite barbecue sauce, or let the natural flavors come through and eat it plain. Whichever you choose, just toss the pork on some hamburger buns and top with a slice of cheese, cole slaw or some cooked peppers and onions for a low-cost meal that makes mouths water.


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