Monday, January 24, 2011

Frugal Eats!

Sarah over at Budget Savvy Diva has a weekly post she does on Frugal Dinner Recipes! I know many of us are always looking for a way to get creative, cheap, dinner ideas. This week on the menu:
Frugal Dinner: Black-eyed Pea Soup
¾ pound ground beef
1 cup finely chopped onions
One bag frozen black-eyed peas
2 cups beef broth
Two cans diced tomatoes
1/8 teaspoon salt
1. Place a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and onions and cook until the beef is browned, stirring frequently.
2. Add the black-eyed peas, broth, tomatoes, and salt; mix well.
3. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat, and cover tightly. Simmer for 45 minutes.
4. Refrigerate overnight to allow flavors to blend. Reheat before serving.
Ideas to make this cheap dinner more appealing or add variety: You can add rotel to this recipe, or green chilies, or substitute salsa for one can of tomatoes. You can add any type of sausage you have or even some ham chunks instead of the ground beef. Serve over rice or with corn bread, or toast.
Cost: Ground Beef 1.40, onion.50, peas .90, tomatoes buy add $1, beef broth .50, Rice or cornbread .50 Total Cost: $4.80
Thanks Sarah for sharing your post with us!

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