Nov 12: ‘Quesadilla’; Meatloaf with Kale Mashed Potato and Mushroom Gravy


We decided on our take on a quesadilla for lunch.

  • One flatbread (half of two) costs 50c a serve
  • Half a can of refried beans, shared across two halves: 26c
  • A very generous serve of salsa is 20c per serve
  • 2 oz of cheddar split between two is 50c per serve

Lunch today cost $1.46 per serve.


Since we had dry aged ground beef we pulled two packs out of the freezer for meatloaf. This is the same recipe we cooked in a video a few months back.

The mushroom gravy is pre-prepared, but we sautéed some porcini mushrooms and added them to the gravy to amp the flavor up.

  • 2 lbs of dry aged ground beef were $17.55 or $4.39 per serve.
  • Onion and seasonings add 25c per serve
  • Potatoes were $3.21 or 54c per serve
  • Baby kale was $1.69 for the pack, or 28c per serve
  • The mushrooms were $2.79 or 70c per serve
  • The gravy was $1.69 or 43c per serve.

Dinner tonight was definitely a better meatloaf than we’ve had in diners, and only $6.59 for a bigger-than-normal serve.

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