Deals of the Week!

12 Jan
Highlighted Recipe of the Week: Vegetarian Cuban Black Bean Soup
Since January is National Soup Month, we found this great recipe for a vegetarian Cuban black bean soup. Almost all of the ingredients are on sale this week (sale prices noted) and the rest are often in your pantry, so it is a really affordable option – less than $6 total! Eating a meatless meal one or two nights each week is a great way to save a few extra dollars in your grocery budget. This recipe is delicious, healthy and affordable, so enjoy!
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil (pantry item)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced ($0.25/pack)
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped ($0.18/lb)
  • 1 tsp each ground cumin, coriander, paprika (pantry items)
  • 1 carrot, diced ($0.33/lb)
  • 2 stalks of celery, finely chopped (not on sale, but very affordable)
  • 1 medium bell pepper, chopped ($0.78/lb)
  • a handful of parsley, chopped ($0.50/bunch)
  • salt & pepper to taste (pantry items)
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped ($0.35/lb)
  • 4 cans black beans ($0.57/each)
  • rind of one orange, several large peels ($0.14/lb)
  • juice of above orange ($o.14/lb)
  • 6 cups hot, boiled long-grain rice, white or brown ($0.50/lb)
  • Onion, cilantro and/or lime wedges, for garnish if desired.

In a large dutch oven or soup pot, saute onions, garlic and spices in oil over medium heat, stirring until onions are translucent.
Add carrots and celery, saute for 3-4 minutes more.
Add peppers and saute another 5 minutes.
Add salt, pepper, parsley and tomatoes.
Simmer until vegetables are tender.
Add the beans and the orange rind.
Simmer on low for about 30-45 minutes. Stir often.
Remove orange rind.
Stick blend the soup until it is at your desired thickness (or, remove a cup or two of soup to blender; blend, then add back to soup)
Add fresh orange juice and cook 5-10 minutes more.
Serve on hot rice. Garnish with chopped onion, cilantro and/or lime wedges, as desired.

Highlighted Deal of the Week: Strawberries
This is an AMAZING deal on a pound of fresh strawberries! Be sure to take advantage of the great price that is available this week!

The Rest of This Week’s Great Deals:

90% Lean Ground Beef – $2.69/lb
Boneless Chicken Breast – $1.39/lb
Brawny Pick-a-size Paper Towels, 6 pack – $4.99
Cauliflower – $0.50/lb
Cucumbers – $0.12/ea
Family Orchard Cranberry, Apple or Grape Juice, 128 oz – $1.99
Herbal Essences Hair Products, 5.7-10.17 oz – $1.79
Garlic, 3 pack – $0.25/package
Grape Tomatoes, 12 oz – $0.99/ea
Milk, Viva Gallon – $2.59
Orange Juice, 64 oz store brand – $1.67
Oscar Mayer Bacon, 16 oz – $3.50
Parsley Bunch – $0.50/ea
Pineapple, Fresh Whole – $0.99/ea
Red Bell Pepper – $0.78/ea
Red Onion – $0.33/lb
Sliced Lunch Meat, 16 oz store brand – $2.99
Sour Cream, 16 oz store brand – $1.25
Spinach, Fresh – $0.50/bunch
Top Sirloin Steak – $2.99/lb
Yoplait Yogurt, 18 pack – $4.99

Visit for the details on these items and more!

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