20 Delicious Dirt Cheap Meals for a Tight Budget

Delicious Dirt Cheap Meals for a Tight Budget

We all know that eating out consistently is the quickest way to blow your food budget. While it is possible to save money eating out, eating on the run regularly is expensive and usually unhealthy. Check out these dirt cheap meals that are easy and quick to make.

1. Black Beans and Rice

Preparation: Heat olive oil in a large skillet, then cook onion with green pepper until tender. Add to your beans, thyme, tomatoes, and garlic salt. After three minutes, add vinegar, pepper sauce. Cook for another five minutes, drain liquid, and you are ready to serve over cooked rice. Preparation Time: 12 minutes Cost: $6

2. Black Beans Burritos

Preparation: You will need to heat your skillet on medium, then add onions, beans, bell peppers, cilantro, butter, and spices. Cook for 4 minutes. Spoon bean mixture into tortilla and wrap. Repeat for all ten tortillas. Heat skillet with oil and add burritos for two minutes or until burritos change to a golden color. You’re ready to serve. Preparation Time: 10 minutes. Cost: $6.50

3. Egg Salad Recipe

Preparation: Boiled eggs and remove from heat. Leave eggs in hot water for 10 minutes, then remove from water, peel shell, and chop into a bowl. Add mayonnaise, mustard, and onion into eggs along with the seasoned. Combine, and you’re ready to serve on your bread. Preparation Time: 14 minutes Cost: $5

4. Chicken and Dumplings

Preparation: Cook frozen vegetables until tender and drain. Stir soup into chicken broth, add shredded cooked chicken, vegetables into a large saucepan. Keep heat medium and let it simmer. Cut the biscuit into square shapes. Add biscuit into soup, stirring the mixture at a low. Let the mixture simmer between 10 to 14 minutes. Preparation Time: 45 minutes Cost: $8

5. Broccoli Casserole

Preparation: You will need a 9×13 inch baking pan. Spray the pan. Next, add soup, mayonnaise, onions, and eggs to a mixing bowl and mix. Take frozen broccoli and place it in a separate bowl. Add soup mixture and stir together. Add cheese and blend. Once you spread the ingredient out into the baking pan, add salt and pepper. The baking time is from forty minutes to one hour. Preparation Time: 45 minutes to an hour Cost: $12

6. Salmon Croquettes

Preparation: Mix your salmon, chopped onion, seasoning, lemon juice, black pepper, egg, and bread crumb into a bowl. Combine ingredients into patties. Next, add vegetable oil into your skillet at a medium temperature. As soon as the oil is hot, place the patties into the skillet. Allow the patties to fry until golden brown. You’re ready to serve. Preparation Time: 16 minutes Cost: $7

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