How to get 5 meals out of a whole pork loin

I like to challenge myself to make an evening meal for my family for around $5 for the whole meal, here's how I'm able to do that.........I bought this whole pork loin for $17.03 then I cut it into 5 separate meals, one pork chop meal for tonight and one for another night and three pork roasts, just keep in the freezer until you're ready to use. If you break it down it comes to $3.40 per meal, then just add your veggies and a side and it should be close to $5.00. If you have a larger family just cut the meat portions larger so you might only get 3 or 4 meals out of it but it still ends up being a great deal. I'm not an expert meat cutter I just use a good cutting board and a sharp knife, trust me you can't mess it up. I usually put the roasts in the crock pot to make a yummy batch of pulled pork or shred it up, add some cumin and lime and make enchiladas.
You can see here how I do something similar with ground turkey.

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  1. Good tip!
    I do this with roasts too, even chopping and making some into ground meat when it's cheaper.

  2. That's a good idea too, I never thought of that.

  3. that is a deal! I try and do this as much as is incredible how much $ you spend just to have the meat packaged!!
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  4. LOL, with the way my husband eats pork, this would probably be more like 3 meals max! I might just try it anyway.


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