On a budget but yearning to eat like you're not? Beef brisket can be the answer. Ivy Stark, executive chef at New York's Dos Caminos Mexican restaurant, shares smart ideas for making a frugal family feast that can be reinvented and transformed into additional meals.
Brisket costs about $1.25 a pound — so basically, under $1 a serving. The chile-rubbed brisket Stark prepares weighs about 7 to 8 pounds and costs less than $10. By making smart use of leftovers and putting Stark's ideas to use, you can get four entirely different meals from it — for breakfast, lunch and a whole other dinner.