Make Thanksgiving Dinner for 6 for Under $50!
Thanksgiving is a time to get together with friends and family to celebrate everything we are grateful for. This holiday can be super busy with all the bells, whistles and fixins you need for your guests. Or sometimes, it is just our small family, and the best part of it all? We can have a delectable Thanksgiving dinner for under $50!
This year, it isn’t our turn to host, but we will be attending one dinner during Thanksgiving weekend and making our own dinner on Thanksgiving Day. We decided to head to Walmart to prepare for our little family shindig, since they offer a variety of affordable, fresh groceries. To satisfy everyone, we decided on making delicious comfort food to feed 6 that is both easy to make and easy on the wallet. You can even style your table with décor items from Walmart. Read on for all three tasty recipes!
Cook It Slow!
There’s simply nothing better than a soft, tender and juicy slow roast. For our protein choice, we chose Walmart’s Canada AAA Angus sirloin tip roast ($1.54/100g).
Luckily, I was able to get fresh potatoes, carrots, garlic, oils, herbs, and spices there, plus, all the condiments and broths to make our roast succulent.
When you cook a roast in the slow cooker, the roast tastes amazing and is so full of flavour. Also, being able to prepare it in the morning and letting it slow cook during the day makes it so easy. Prepare it, leave it and enjoy it for dinner!
Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast
- 1 Canada AAA Angus sirloin tip roast 1 to 1.5 kg
- 1 tsp 5 ml salt
- 1 tsp 5 ml black pepper
- 1 tsp 5 ml garlic powder
- 1 tbsp 15 ml canola oil
- 1 tbsp 15 ml Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp 15 ml sambal oelek ground fresh chili paste
- 1 tbsp 15 ml Dijon mustard
- 4 small potatoes quartered
- 4 cloves garlic smashed
- 4 medium carrots cut diagonally into one-inch pieces
- 4 cups 1 L beef broth
- 2 springs fresh rosemary
- 1 springs fresh thyme
- 1 tsp 5 ml cornstarch
- 1 tsp 5 ml cold water
- Salt and pepper
- Remove roast from packaging and pat dry. In a small bowl, combine salt, black pepper and garlic powder. Sprinkle evenly over roast, being careful to season all sides.
- In a large skillet, heat canola oil to medium high. Sear roast for four minutes on each of four sides.
- Transfer to 6-quart (6 L) slow cooker.
- In a large measuring cup, add Worcestershire sauce, sambal oelek ground fresh chili paste and Dijon mustard to beef broth. Mix well and set aside.
- Add potatoes, garlic and carrots to slow cooker, nestling them around the roast.
- Pour beef broth mixture carefully over the top. Tuck rosemary and thyme around the roast. Cover and cook on low for eight hours.
To make gravy
- Ladle two cups of hot cooking liquid into a small saucepan. Set over medium high heat. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water. Add to hot cooking liquid and stir until it comes to a boil. Remove from heat.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Discard herbs.
- Transfer vegetables to a serving bowl.
- Remove roast to a cutting board. Slice thinly across the grain. Transfer to serving platter. Top with hot gravy.
The fact that I can get everything I need at Walmart is a huge bonus. That includes picking up any utensils, napkins, tablecloth, plates and décor that we need. Since we had already picked up our pumpkins, we decided to make a centrepiece with them. We visited Walmart’s craft section for flowers and tags to make cute little place settings, and I picked up an adorable fall trivet to place on the table.
It’s safe to say that Thanksgiving meals for 6 under $50 are very possible when you shop at Walmart. We did it, you can too!
To see all the delicious and fresh groceries you can get to prepare amazing and epic meals, visit Walmart.ca!
What will you be having for Thanksgiving dinner this year?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Note: This post is sponsored by Walmart Canada as part of the Walmart Thanksgiving program. In exchange for this post, I have received perks in the form of products and/or compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own.
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.