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Share your Frugalista recipes!

What are some of your favorite frugal recipes?  Please share with the rest of us!!

bakingapron

by on Oct. 25, 2010 at 9:31 AM
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michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Nov. 15, 2010 at 11:36 AM

Pizza Sauce: enough for 2 pizzas

  • 15 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped onion
  • 2 Tbsp. dry parsley flakes
  • 3/4 Tbsp. oregano
  • 3/4 Tbsp. basil
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. minced garlic or 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
  • dash of red or cayenne pepper if desired.

Combine all ingredients, simmer for 5 minutes

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Nov. 15, 2010 at 11:37 AM

Pizza Hut Pizza Crust: for one thick crust or two thinner crusts, can make in bread machine

  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • Put all ingredients except cornmeal in bread machine in order listed. Set for dough setting and let it go through the cycle. Grease a pizza pan with vegetable oil. Sprinkle with cornmeal. Spread dough. Brush more vegetable oil or olive oil onto dough. Bake at 400 degrees for 3 to 4 minutes, remove, brush with oil again and top with sauce and other desired toppings. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes.


michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Nov. 15, 2010 at 11:37 AM
  • Biscuits

    • 2 c. flour
    • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
    • 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
    • 1/2 tsp. salt
    • 1/2 c. margarine, butter, or Crisco shortening
    • 3/4 c. milk

    Combine dry ingredients, cut in shortening until resembles small peas. Stir in milk with fork just until moistened. Pat out on a floured board or countertop until about 1/2 inch thick. Cut with floured drinking cup. Bake on ungreased baking sheet at 450 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

    I've also used this recipe for any recipe that calls for a can or two of biscuits, like for a pot pie crust, pull apart bread, breakfast pockets. etc.

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Nov. 15, 2010 at 11:37 AM

Salsa Beef & pasta

1 lb. ground beef, browned

16 oz. salsa

2 c. water

8 oz. elbow macaroni, cooked & drained

1/4 lb. Velveeta, cubed

Cook ground beef and add salsa and water. Bring to a boil and add macaroni. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes until macaroni is tender. Stir in Velveeta until melted.


michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Nov. 15, 2010 at 11:38 AM
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Hamburger Stroganoff:

1 lb. ground beef

1 medium onion, chopped

1 Tbsp. minced garlic

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 cup sour cream

16 oz. egg noodles, cooked

Brown ground beef with onion, drain. Add garlic, soup and sour cream. Stir well. Stir into hot noodles.


michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Nov. 15, 2010 at 11:38 AM
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Salisbury patties & gravy

1 lb. ground beef

1 medium onion, chopped

1 to 1 1/2 cups coarsely crushed saltines

1 egg

3 tsp. instant beef boullion granules, divided

2 to 3 cups water

3 Tbsp. cornstarch mixed in 3 Tbsp. water

Mix together beef, onion, saltines, egg and 1 tsp. beef boullion granules. Form patties with hands and fry in small amount of margarine on both sides. When all patties are browned, cover with 2 cups water and rest of beef boullion. Cover with lid and simmer for about 15 minutes. Remove patties to a plate and make gravy by slowly adding the cornstarch/water mix. You may add more water and beef boullion granules to taste.


michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Nov. 15, 2010 at 11:38 AM
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Steak & Gravy

  • 2 to 2 1/2 lb. round steak, cut into serving size pieces
  • 1 pkg. dry onion soup mix
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup

Place steak pieces in crockpot. Add rest of ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Serve with mashed potatoes or rice.

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Nov. 15, 2010 at 11:39 AM


Swiss Steak

  • 2 lbs. round steak, cut into serving size pieces
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 16 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 small green pepper, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced thin
  • 1 tsp. worcestershire sauce

Mix flour, salt and pepper. Coat steak pieces with flour mixture and brown on both sides in hot oil. Place pieces in crock pot. Mix rest of ingredients and pour over steak. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Nov. 15, 2010 at 11:39 AM

Here's our family's favorite white bread recipe. It's soft on the inside and a mixture of chewy/crispy for the crust. You can make it in the bread machine, a large stand mixer with a dough hook or even by hand:

Rice Bread:

  • 1/2 cup cooked white or brown rice
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. (1 Tbsp. + 1 1/2 tsp.) vegetable or canola oil

Put these two ingredients in a 2 cup measuring cup and add enough warm water to make 1 1/2 c. Dump into bread machine pan or mixing bowl.
Add:

  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups all purpose flour (I've used all purpose or whole wheat, even a mix of both)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. active dry yeast.

If using a bread machine, set to desired setting and start. I prefer to use the dough cycle then take the dough out and form a loaf, let rise in my bread pan and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
If using a stand mixer, add the flour last, cup by cup. If mixing by hand I will also add the flour at the last and then knead for 6 to 8 minutes before letting it rise, covered, in a greased bowl. Form into a loaf, let rise in bread pan and bake 350 for 30 minutes. Remove from pan immediately.

I've also used this recipe to make dough for burger buns. Divide dough into 12 parts and form into balls, place in greased 9 x 13 pan to let rise. Bake at 350 for 20 to 22 minutes.

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Nov. 15, 2010 at 11:40 AM

Basic Pancakes

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp. melted margarine or vegetable oil
  • 3/4 to 1 cup milk

Mix all ingredients together. Pour by 1/4 cupfuls onto hot greased griddle over medium heat. When the outside edges look dry and bubbles form in the middle, flip carefully with spatula.

NOW, to make these pancakes different, you can add 1 cup fresh or thawed blueberries or 1 cup chocolate chips.

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