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Make Thanksgiving Dinner for 6 for Under $50

A close up of a beef roast with potatoes and carrots. A pumpkin centerpiece is shown.

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 fixings 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!

When you cook a sirloin 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!

All the ingredients needed for making a roast beef with all the fixings.
A close up of the beef being seared.
Top view of the beef in slowcooker.
Top view of potatoes, carrots, and seared beef.

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
Yield: 6

Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes

This is one meal that my kids ask for over and over for. It's so delicious and I guarantee that it will become a family favourite like it is in our house. The roast is perfectly, fall-apart scrumptious and the veggies are cooked perfectly. ENJOY!


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. In a large skillet, heat canola oil to medium high. Sear roast for four minutes on each of four sides.
  3. Transfer to 6-quart (6 L) slow cooker.
  4. 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.
  5. Add potatoes, garlic and carrots to slow cooker, nestling them around the roast.
  6. 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

  1. 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.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.

To serve

  1. Discard herbs.
  2. Transfer vegetables to a serving bowl.
  3. Remove roast to a cutting board. Slice thinly across the grain. Transfer to serving platter. Top with hot gravy.

Did you make this recipe?

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Place setting for Thanksgiving dinner, has a name, "Gabriella".
Top view of au jus, with ladle next to bowl.
Top view of roast beef with potatoes, carrots, and mac and cheese. Apple pie is in view.
Gabby smiles at camera while eating her meal.
Mimi smiles while waiting for her meal.
Darasak smiles at camera while eating his Thanksgiving dinner.

Enjoy Thanksgiving

The fact that I can get everything I need at Walmart is a huge bonus. That includes picking up any utensils, napkins, tablecloths, plates, and décor that we need. Since we had already picked up our pumpkins, we decided to make a centerpiece 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.

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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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  1. Everything look amazing, especially the deep dish apple pie. The crust looks so flakey and delicious! Walmart really is a one stop shop!

  2. Totally impressed! What a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner spread for so little money!
    I love that you used a lot of rosemary in your main dish YUM!!

  3. This is a delicious take on Thanksgiving dinner. The pasta looks really yummy and the Pies are making my mouth water.

  4. This looks like a delicious Thanksgiving dinner! I love the fact that it’s less than $50. I don’t think I’ve ever spent that little on Thanksgiving and have that much tasty food.

  5. These are some great recipes. I love the table setting as well. Everything looks amazing! I sure can’t wait for Thanksgiving.

  6. Walmart is the perfect place to shop when you are looking to save serious bucks! I love your recipes and the meal plan you have here. I would make that pot roast all year long!

  7. That is a challenge I would like to take! $50 for a dinner for 6 sounds amazing. I often end up overspending so this time I will just follow your recipes to save money 🙂

  8. This is one of the most useful articles I’ve seen about budgeting!! Thanksgiving can be stressful in our household due to low income and not having enough money, so you better believe I’m bookmarking this and will be back around that time. My husband will think I’m superwoman!! 😀

  9. Wow, I never thought you could do a Thanksgiving dinner for $50! You totally make it look possible and I so want to give it a try this year.

  10. Wow the food looks tasty unfortunately my Walmart does offer the best selections of meat. I would have borrowed your idea

  11. not turkey – as we don’t have an oven – that is why I am interested in your slow cooker meal!! Definitely considering this!!

  12. LAST yr I got one of their turkeys….I aimed for the tiny ones, they’re VERY reasonably priced. Get it home and when the time to use it comes round, I cut it out of that plastic that its bound and and BAMMMM huge turkey pops out LOL..yes, it was the smallest weighed one I could find, but that binding is deceiving and MAN ON MAN the left overs…left overs for soups, and a meat pie and stir fry and sandwiches LOL…gobble gobble…we eat turkey so rarely and eat red meat a lot in our house…. Walmart is def affordable.

  13. This looks absolutely scrumptious and so affordable! I don’t think I could skip the turkey though on Thanksgiving. I have to have me some turkey and dressing. It’s my favorite meal.

  14. This is awesome ! Ty so much for sharing !!! I was starting to think about thanksgiving already and this is great to see how affordable we can do it because this year it might just be us !

  15. Not only does this dinner look and sound delicious but it would make my wallet sing songs of joy!! I am a loyal walmart customer but I obviously need to work on my meal planning skills because this is something I definitely need to do in my home.

  16. Wow, all of this for under $50?! That is incredible! This is sure to make someone’s day, as Thanksgiving meals can be so expensive and why so many families end up not celebrating it in the traditional sense with the turkey and all of the sides like this. I hope more people find out about this and how affordable it is for a whole family

  17. This will still be perfect our family gathering. I can imagine their reaction if I will prepare these. Looks so yummy!

  18. If everyone is creative and resourceful, everyone can prepared a delicious meal under $50 even in a bigger family group. Besides, thanksgiving is a moment that a family could enjoy whatever it is on your table. Nothing is impossible for resourceful homemakers.

  19. We prepared this meal for 5 and there was enough leftover for two people,made a great meal and was easy to follow and prepare.

  20. Looks so good, we are having company for dinner on Sunday and this might be a perfect menu, thanks for sharing.

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