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Ranch Burgers (Stuffed Cheeseburgers Recipe)

Ranch burgers are an easy and affordable dinner for anyone on a tight grocery budget. This ranch burgers recipe is made from organic, grass fed beef that’s been stuffed with cheese and served on a whole grain bun with delicious spicy aioli. Stuffed cheeseburgers are kid friendly and delicious! Plus get my tips for grocery shopping on a budget!

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spicy ranch burgers stuffed with cheese

I really dislike living paycheck to paycheck, but it’s a fact in our house, so I’ve had to deal with it. I especially have trouble stretching my grocery budget. It most often happens around the 1st, when the rent is due, and the 18th, when my car payment is due. For about 5-6 days, I pray that the refrigerator and pantry have at least a couple of items in them so that I can prepare nutritious meals for us. Am I singing your song? If you struggle coming up with simple, budget friendly meals on a tight grocery budget, this post will help out a little bit.

While I can’t make your student loan payment for you or pay for your kids swimming lessons, I can tell you how I make the most of my grocery budget. I’m not a huge coupon clipper, mainly because I don’t find too many coupons for fresh vegetables and organic foods. BUT, with just a couple of simple money saving tips and Walmart’s Rollback prices, I am able to make these delicious Spicy Ranch Burgers for dinner, at a cost of about $1.40 each! With a side of fresh veggies and ranch dip, plus a beverage, this light dinner costs less than $2.00 a person! Follow along and I’ll show you how to #RollIntoSavings! Here’s what I did:

Budget-Friendly Shopping Tips:

  • Shop at Walmart – While I don’t buy all of my groceries there, I do take advantage of their great Rollback prices (like the ones on the Kraft items I bought for the spicy ranch burgers) and their price matching! How price matching works: If you have a newspaper ad from another store and Walmart sells the SAME item (or their generic for another store’s generic), Walmart will match the competitor’s price. You just need to have the ad with you and let your cashier know before you start scanning your items at the checkout.

  • Buy meat and produce that’s nearing it’s expiration date –  It may sound strange, but if I see fresh produce and meat that’s almost ready to be pulled from the shelves (like a day or two before the expiration date), I’ll talk to the department manager or the store manager and ask if they’d be willing to discount it.  Nine times out of ten, they say yes, because they’d rather sell the item at a discount than to toss them and have it be a loss. I felt nervous and weird the first time I did it, but after I realized that I could save about 20% on the cost of fresh meat and veggies, I was all aboard.

How to Make Ranch Burgers Stuffed with Cheese

More about Walmart Rollback – As I said earlier, Walmart’s Rollback prices have saved me lots of money, making it super easy to make a delicious, nutritious dinner for less than $20 for a family of 4.

plate of cheese stuffed ranch burgers

Lesson of the day: Good nutrition doesn’t have to cost a bundle if you shop smart… and it can taste really yummi, too!

knife cutting a hamburger stuffed with cheese

To save even more money, you can make your own ranch seasoning, and use my friend Serena’s recipe to make your own hamburger buns!  If you’re in the mood for a little bit more on your plate, my low carb cucumber saladtarragon potato salad  or southern style mustard potato salad would be fabulous with these spicy ranch burgers!

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28 Comments

  1. Didn’t know that about meats at a discounted price if you ask! Fortunately I don’t live paycheck to paycheck but I do find myself tightening my grocery budget since I have a big car payment coming up. I’ll have to add these burgers to my menu.

  2. Wow, that looks really good. I think I would eat it. Not so sure about the toddler he is so picky lately but that looks really good.

    1. Thanks, Dina! The burger itself isn’t spicy at all. It’s just ranch flavored. The spicy part is the buffalo sauce aioli. Keep the bun clear of that and I think these burgers are going to be loved by the whole family 🙂

  3. Those look SO delicious. My stomach is growling, and I’m really wishing I’d made these. I can’t believe you have such quality burgers for just $1.40 each. Forget eating out! It’s awesome to see what happens when you find all these KRAFT items on rollback at Walmart, huh? #client

    1. Thanks, Michelle! Yep… Rollback prices have saved me SO much money, and I loved the huge variety of Kraft products that are discounted right now!

  4. I love these burgers. If I served burgers every night, my kids would be thrilled.

    My local Walmart would rather turn customers away than price match. They embarrassed me to death when I went in and tried to match others’ advertised generic brand for theirs. They told me that they don’t and I can either pay their price or remove all of those items from my order. Customer Service are two words that store is unaware of.

    1. Oh my gosh, Karen, that’s horrible to hear! I won’t say that my local Walmart welcomes price matching with open arms or anything, but they sure don’t demean and insult their customers the way that your store does. Shame on them!

  5. As a kid, we had more meals using ground beef than probably anyone I knew. May parents insisted that they were broke and that it was necessary. (I think it was more my father, who scrimped and saved.) ~ But you know what the bottom line is? We all grew up healthy and happy. And many of my favorite memories involve sitting around a dinner table of paycheck-to-paycheck meals. This is outstanding, Becca. 🙂

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