- pork chunks with black beans and tomatoes
- yellow saffron rice
- 2 tortillas
- 12 oz. glass of soda
Smart-shopping cost: $1.52
Kroger sells frozen carnitas for $6.99. I can usually get them on manager’s special for $4.19. I recently found them on special for $3.59. That’s 90¢ a serving, although if you use country style pork ribs, you’ll pay about $1.00 per serving.
Publix had Bush’s Best vegetarian black beans (frijoles negros) on sale for 99¢ a can. I happened to see Bush’s coupons for 75¢ per can, so I got the cans for 24¢ each. I usually add half an onion to this dish; add another 30¢ if you want to do that. You can also add carrots, celery or your other favorite veggies. I got 2 liters of soda for 37.5¢ (Publix 75¢ store brand on BOGO).
90¢ – carnitas (marinated pork)
20¢ – yellow saffron rice
10¢ – canned tomatoes with chilis
6¢ – black beans
20¢ – 2 tortillas
6¢ – soda*
Occasionally, Publix will sell 2-liter bottles of house brand soda for half price (50¢ per bottle) and run a coupon for $1 off when you buy 3 bottles (about 3¢ per serving). That means, you get 2-liter bottles of soda for 17¢! This doesn’t happen very often any more.