Meats and Mains

Falafel in Homemade Pita Bread with Tahini

Meats and Mains are broken up into primarily two categories on this blog; Frugal Lunches and Frugal Suppers. Below you will find a collective list of all of them. (The lower list of recipes is meant to be super frugal/tossed together from shelf and pantry items.)
Luke 12:42-43  And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season?  Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.

Homemade Pork and Beans
Simple Hash
Home on the Ranch (one-dish pasta meal)
Sausage Pilau
Chinese Lemon Chicken
Taco Zucchini Bites
Frugal Pantry-Style Sweet and Sour Chicken (kids LOVE this)
Tangy Baked Whiting
Breaded Ranch Chicken
Mexi Chicken Dish
Chipotle Tilapia 
Bacon Cheddar Burgers
Baked Eggs in Toast Cups
 Easy Beef and Rosemary Mock-Bisquick Bake
(Mock) Bisquick Taco Pizza
Herbed Pepperoni Stew
Grilled Chicken Sandwiches on Kaiser Rolls
Chicken Joes on Kaiser Rolls
Sloppy Joe Rolls
Cheesy Meat and Potatoes Casserole
Tapatio Chicken Thighs
Basil-Mayo Chicken Wraps
Quesidilla Beef Bake
Roasted Bone Marrow
Cod Cakes
Zucchini Sausage Bake
Cranberry-Almond Chicken Salad
Rendering Lard and making Cracklin'
Parsley Butter Sauce (great condiment for meat)
Chick Pea Italian Stir
Homemade Ham Salad Spread (made from turkey ham)
Quick Pan-fried Tilapia
Lemon Pepper Salmon
Stretching Meatloaf (or any ground meat with Brown Rice and Oats)
(Turkey) Ham and Cheese Braid
Moist Rice and Salmon Loaf
Taco Casserole
Turkey Meatballs and Leek Sauce
Buttered Tilapia
Marinated Pork Loin
Use ground chicken for Meatloaf and Meatloaf Muffins w/ sneaky chicken liver
link to recipe for Swai
Sour Cream and Cheesy Onion Chicken Noodle Bake
Easy Maple-Dijon Chicken
Poor Man's Steak
Fish Patties
Easy Dump Chicken
The Frugal Steak and other things you can do with roasts
An Ultimate Hamburger
Frugal Stir Fry
Toasty Pizza Bites
My Favorite Whole Grain Pizza Dough
Chopped Liver (Pate)
Soft Chicken Fajita Tacos
Buffalo Stuffed Peppers
Cranberry Beans-n-Bacon
Beef Liver and Onions with Biscuits and Gravy
Black Bean Buffalo Chili
Family Sandwich
Chicken Hollandaise
New England Boiled Dinner
Main-Dish Macaroni and Cheese
Turkey Bacon, Inside-Out Burgers on Homemade Buttermilk Buns
Turkey Breast Tenderloins on Homemade Buns
Cheese-n-Onion Strata
Turkey Bacon Egg Strata (from the book The Hour that Matters Most)
Easy Italian Baked Chicken
Turkey Taco Pita Pockets, from the Crocky!
(Turkey) Polish Sausage Skillet Dish
Beef-n-Cabbage Bake
Simple Stuffed Peppers
Leg of Lamb
Pot Roast Pot Pie from Leftovers
Nacho Salad
Bacon Cheeseburger Tip
Monkey Meat on Flatbreads
Crumby Fish
Tossed Frugal Chicken-Chickpea Salad
Indian Tacos aka Navajo Tacos (Fry Bread)
Sausage Meatloaf
Beef Enchiladas from Scratch
Breaded Fish (tilapia)
Roasted Turkey Breast
Salmon I'm-Afraid-So (kids named this dish, I also sub shrimp sometimes)
Sausage Quiche
Bone Broth (stocks and soups)
Breakfast Rice and Sausage Bake
Sausage Balls
Crispy Southern-Fried Chicken Livers
Fajitas on Homemade Whole Wheat Flatbread
Crockpot Beefsteaks in Onion-Mushroom Gravy
Rendering Beef Fat
Easy Oven-Fried Chicken Thighs
Oven-Fried Chicken (white meat)
link to Tammy's Meatza Pie
Ground Beef (or Turkey) Goolash
tip-Stuffed Meatloaf
Easy Tostadas
Bologna Cups
Stuffed Tomatoes 2
Meatless Stuffed Baked Tomatoes
Turkey Hash
Stuffed Mushrooms with Brown Rice
Tamale Pie
My Little Roasted Chicken
Cheeseburger Macaroni
Hearty Beef Stew
Beef-n-Liver BBQ Meatballs (you can skip out on the liver ;-)
Beef Jerky
Beef, Barley, and Lentil Stew
From leftover roast to BBQ Sandwiches
Butter Beans w/ Turkey Sausage
(Turkey) Polish Sausage Skillet Dish (sorta like Dollywood)
Meatballs for Meatball Subs
Shredded Chicken Sandwiches
TVP+Beef Patties (I no longer use this. Trying to avoid soy.)
Chicken, Rice, and Biscuit Casserole
Quick Chicken and Spiral Noodles
link to Broiled Tilapia recipe
Tasty Chicken Fajitas
Zucchini Pizza Bites
Sherried Chicken w/ Veggies
Broiled Low-fat Salmon Patties
Enchilada Bake
Veggie Beef Burgers w/ Horsey Sauce
Fried Tilapia w/ Orange Tarragon Sauce
Turkey Burgers w/ Mushrooms
Twice Baked Potatoes w/ Turkey Ham
Light Rueben Sandwiches (w/ lowfat Thousand Island from scratch)
Ground Beef Fajitas
Yummy Turkey-Beef Meatloaf
use leftover roast to make beef stew
Homemade Hamburger Buns
Easy BBQ Chicken Quarters (homemade BBQ sauce)
Cauliflower Quiche
Country Baked Beef Pie
Corn Chowder w/ Turkey Ham
Turkey Sausage and Rice Casserole
Crockpot Beef Steaks in Gravy, use leftovers to make this stew
Pepper Steak and Rice
Chicken Turnip Soup
Salmon Loaf
Crockpot Lasagna
Easy Roast Beef w/ Gravy
Rhonda Barfield's O'Brion's Irish Dish
Salmon Patties
Roast and Vegetables
Chicken Stew
Fish and Hushpuppies
Chicken and Dumplin's (using canned biscuits)
Easy Chicken Stir Fry (peanut sauce)
Tarragon Turkey Loaf w/ Mushroom Sauce
Homemade Beefaroni 
Steak Casserole (This one was featured on a radio program.:-)

SUPER FRUGAL, non-fancy, on-hand, tossed together, pantry-freezer-garden meals in a fix:

Garden Basil Tuna Spaghetti
(Turkey) Ham and Cheese Quesadilla
Chili Pizza (from leftovers)
Frugal Noodle
Tuna Helper Scratch
Who Needs Hamburger Helper?
Crusty Chicken
Black Bean and Beef HashCrispy-light Chicken
Beef-icelli (with sneaky liver here)
Steak-n-Mushroom Roll-ups
Ground Turkey Patties
Turkey Patties (scroll down)
Ground Beef and Rice Hash
Turkey Cranberry Lunch Wraps
Baked Chicken Cheddar Pasta
Turkey Sausage Link Stir
Italian-Sausage Casserole
My Italian Goolash
Brown Rice Goolash
Frugal Meat Dish (from Miserly Moms)
Chickpea Tortilla 'Pizzas'
Cheeseburger Pie Wedges
Chicken Picante Lunch Wraps
Easy Chicken Casserole
Sage Chicken Sauce Over Whole Wheat Noodles
A Chicken Dish, topped with leftover cornbread
tip: stews to casseroles
Creamy Chicken and Noodles
Sausage-Meatball Spaghetti Sauce
Grab Bag Casserole
Sausage Meat Cups (using canned biscuits)
Taco Pockets using canned biscuits
Meat Pies using canned biscuits
Sloppy Joe Cups
 Taco-Bean Salad (in tortilla bowl)
Rice, Beans, and Polish Sausage Dish
 Tuna Salad
Pan-fried Pork Chops
Beef Stew from the Crock*
Beefy Mushroom Michelangelo
Quick Spaghetti Sauce w/meat
Sherried TurkeyChili and how to eat it for days
Chili Tacos
Chicken Noodle Soup- the fridge and pantry way
Mexican or American Bean and Rice Dish
Vegetable Beef and Barley
Mexi Quick Lunch Skillet Dish
Red Beans and Rice
Chicken Fried RiceKraut and Polish Sausage
BBQ Cups (using canned biscuits)
Cream of Beef-n-Noodles