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What's your favorite meal you can cook for under $5?

I love red beans and rice...cook the rice, slice up a smoked sausage, brown it in a pan and add 1 or 2 cans of red beans with some garlic powder, cumin, and onion powder. Serve over the rice. Looking forward to getting new ideas from everyone!


Asked by AprilDJC at 6:16 PM on Jan. 1, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • Italian chicken and rice. I use the bags of frozen chicken breasts where its 3 lbs for $7 though...So one pound of chicken, one bottle of Italian dressing and a cup or two of rice. Cheap and delicious and there are always left overs!! So it is actually 2 meals for $5! Yay!

    Answer by kabbot01 at 6:40 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • I love spaghetti, but my husband does not. We don't have it often but for a quick meal of less than $5 what's not to love

    Answer by determind at 6:17 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • Shepards pie .
    Ground beef and an onion browned ,can of gravy , tin of peas or corn , top with mashed potatoes and bale.

    Answer by Meshell7 at 6:18 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • Hamburger casserole.

    Answer by gemgem at 6:21 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • tatertot casserole

    Answer by littledozie at 6:24 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • Home made, mostly organic pizza. :)

    Answer by Autumn22 at 7:27 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • Omelets or eggs w/ hashbrowns and sausage. Veggie soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. pork loin in the crock pot the first night w/ mashed potatoes and then it can be shredded and add bbq sauce the next night - 2 meals for the price of one!

    Answer by the3jsandme at 9:34 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • Biscuits and gravy!!

    Answer by HisServant4ever at 10:44 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • Chicken and Rice... making a gravy out of the chicken drippings.

    Answer by reflect1light at 12:04 AM on Jan. 2, 2009

  • 3 cheese manicotti hamburger helper..lol..i dunno..i dont think theres really anything i make under $5,,,,kraft dinner..spaghetti..cereal..sandwich..but real meals...yaaa dont think so..lol

    Answer by alexis_06 at 1:53 AM on Jan. 2, 2009