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Are there any good easy recipes and cheap to prepare?

I would like a more of a variety of dinners to prepare for My family, what are some that I could make? We are actually on a tight budget so it's been tricky! But I don't like meals that take hours on in, or are somewhat difficult to prepare. So what is all out there? Any ideas?

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Hesmynavyman

Asked by Hesmynavyman at 11:37 PM on Oct. 4, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • goulash. Really easy, quick, and good. box of elbow noodles lb of ground beef, can of diced tomatoes can of tomatoe sauce . You just boil noddles aND DRAIN. BROWN GROUND BEEF. MIX EVERYTHING TOGETHER... sorry bout caps. anyway sometimes takes two cans of sauce.
    jhj4ever

    Answer by jhj4ever at 11:42 PM on Oct. 4, 2009

  • Anything with pasta, tacos, burritos, enchillads, soups, stews, chowders, oh man Momma the list goes on and on.. Look at allrecipes.com they have some pretty budget friendly meals there.
    Catrin2009

    Answer by Catrin2009 at 11:44 PM on Oct. 4, 2009

  • Also Kraft.com..... Forgot about that one!
    Catrin2009

    Answer by Catrin2009 at 11:46 PM on Oct. 4, 2009

  • english muffin pizza, speghetti, tamale pie, pigs in a blanket(if you eat meat), tacos, hamburger/helper, honey chicken w/fried rice, frank and beans, chicken and rice, chilli, hot dogs and fries
    sugahmamma

    Answer by sugahmamma at 11:47 PM on Oct. 4, 2009

  • try this website they have a ton of recipes just type whatever in and you will get recipes http://allrecipes.com/

    looovemybabies

    Answer by looovemybabies at 11:51 PM on Oct. 4, 2009

  • Cooks.com
    Amberoz

    Answer by Amberoz at 12:52 AM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • chili--

    i use a pound of hamburger
    2 cans of heniz tomatos with chili seasoning
    1 can of kidney beans
    1 can of great northern beans or black beans

    dump in crockpot
    pagirl71

    Answer by pagirl71 at 7:34 AM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • oops I lied its hunts
    pagirl71

    Answer by pagirl71 at 7:37 AM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • I have a ton of easy, healthy, cheap recipes. Send me a message offlist for more.

    Snobby Joes (from Veganomicon)
    1 cup uncooked lentils
    4 cups water
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 medium yellow onion, diced small
    1 green pepper, diced small
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 - 3 Tablespoons chili powder
    2 teaspoons oregano
    1 teaspoon salt
    8 oz can tomato sauce
    1/4 cup tomato paste
    3 tablespoons maple syrup
    1 tablespoon yellow mustard (wet mustard)
    4 to 6 whole wheat buns

    cont.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:53 AM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • Put the lentils in a small sauce pot and pour in 4 cups water. cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, until lentils are soft. Drain and set aside. About 10 minutes before the lentils are done boiling, preheat a medium soup pot over medium heat. Saute the onion and pepper in the oil for about 7 minutes, until softened. Add the garlic and saute a minute more. Add the cooked lentils, the chili powder, oregano and salt and mix. Add the tomato sauce and tomato paste. Cook for about 10 minutes. Add the maple syrup and mustard and heat through. Turn the heat off and let sit for about 10 minutes, so that the flavors can meld, or go ahead and eat immediately if you can't wait
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:53 AM on Oct. 5, 2009

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