Steak Salad: Bargain Meal of the Week

Bargain Meal of the Week
For great meals for less you can purchase at your local store visit $5 Dinner’s new feature, Bargain Meal of the Week. Bloggers around the country create a bargain meal based on their local store sales.

If you shop at the commissary you probably know their prices change every two weeks. Not only do sales run on a two week basis, but many of their everyday low prices change as well. Each Monday I will be posting a bargain meal, created from current commissary deals. is a website that lists every item on sale at your local commissary. You have to be eligible to shop at the commissary and log in with your last name, social security number and birth date to view the sales. The best part of this site is that you can view your local manager specials which vary from store to store.

Military Shoppers is a site which publishes the commissary sale fliers every two weeks. It is a great way to get a quick look at the weekly specials.

Summer has arrived and so have the sales at your local commissary. Don’t forget to check out my Commissary sales page for some great coupon matches this week!

Steak Salad

Yield 4 - 5

This meal isn't the healthiest, but it tastes great. And it might get your kids to try salad because it contains cheese and fries!


  • 1 marked down flank steak (or leftover steak cut into strips or cubes) $2
  • 1 head of romaine lettuce $1.69
  • 1/2 bag generic thick cut french fries $1.00
  • shredded mozzarella cheese $0.50
  • ranch dressing $0.25 (actually you can get this for free right now with the commissary sale on Kraft dressing combined with the $1.50 off coupon)
  • assorted vegetables


  1. Marinate your steak (your choice of marinade) for a few hours.
  2. Cook fries according to the directions.
  3. Broil or grill your steak and then slice into thin fajita sized strips.
  4. On a plate or wide bowl, place lettuce, steak, fries, and top with shredded cheese.
  5. Serve with ranch dressing and whole wheat rolls.


Total cost for 4 to 5 salads $5.44.

Courses Main Dish


  1. Oh, that sounds yummy AND budget-friendly!! Thanks for sharing that recipe!

  2. What veggies would you suggest that I add to this salad?

    • TheHappyHousewife says:

      Cucumbers, tomatoes, shredded carrots, squash, radishes…. those are just a few off the top of my head.

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