10 Money-Saving Tips to Rescue Messed-Up Meals

Even the best cooks have occasional kitchen disasters: crumbling layer cakes, overcooked steaks, too-salty soups. But instead of tossing less-than-perfect dishes and ingredients in the trash, save some money and still get dinner on the table with these handy tips (11 Photos)

Lia Wiedemann on Jul 18, 2011 at 12:31PM

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10 Money-Saving Tips to Rescue Messed-Up Meals

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Tough, Chewy Meat

Problem: You accidentally overcooked the meat

Quick fix: If you cook meat at a really high temperature or for too long, it’ll toughen up. Shred it and make tacos, using salsa, guacamole and cheese to mask the toughness or use it in a chunky pasta sauce.

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