Cheap and Easy Recipes

@megs85 (3144)
Australia
October 27, 2006 11:18pm CST
Anyone got some yummy, tasty, budget and simple recipes- particularly for things like stews and casseroles???
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11 responses
• Pakistan
28 Oct 06
i don have any but ur s is gr8 actually mouth waterin thanX
@megs85 (3144)
• Australia
29 Oct 06
It does look really tasty doesnt it? I cant wait to try it...
• United States
29 Oct 06
CHILI CORNBREAD CHILI 1LB GROUND BEEF 1 CUP CHOPPED ONIONS 1/2 CUP CHOOPED GREEN PEPPER 1 GARLIC GLOVE MINCED 1 (15 OZ) CAN LIGHT RED KIDNEY BEANS 1 (8OZ) CAN TOMATO PASTE 1 (1 1/4 OZ) PKG TACO SEASONING CORN BREAD 1 CUP ALL PURPOSE FLOUR 1 CUP YELLOW CORNMEAL 2 TABLESPOON OF SUGAR 3 TEASPOON BAKING POWDER 1/2 TEASPOON SALT 1 CAN CREAM STYLE CORN UNDRAINED 1/2 CUP MILK 1 EGG 4OZ SHREDDED CHEDDER CHEESE PREPERATION HEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGREE GREASE 2 QUART CASSEROL IN A LARGE SKILLET COOK GROUND BEEF ONIONS BELL PEPPER AND GARLIC OVER MEDIUM HIGH HEAT UNTIL BEEF IS THOROUGHLY COOKED DRAIN STIR IN KIDNEY BEANS TOMATO PASTE AND TACO SEASONING MIX REDUCE HEAT SIMMER 10 MINUTES MEANWHILE IN MEDIUM BOWL COMBINE FLOUR CORNMEAL SUGAR BAKING POWDER AND SALT MIX WELL IN SMALL BOWL COMBINE CORN MILK AND EGG BEAT WELL ADD TO DRY INGREDIENTS STIR JUST UNTIL MOISTENED SPOON 1/2 THE CORNBREAD MIX INTO GREASE CASSEROLE SPRINKLE WITH 1/2 THE CHEESE SPOON CHILI OVER CHEESE SPRINKLY REMAINING CHEESE SPOON REMAINING CORNBREAD MIX EVENLY OVER CHEESE SPREADKING GENTLY TO COVER BAKE AT 350 DEGREE FOR 30-40 MINUTES OR UNTIL TOP IS GOLDEN BROWN LET STAND 5 MINUTES BEFORE SERVING (OR CHEAT AND MIX THE CHILI MIXTURE AND JUST BUY CORNBREAD IN BOX AS TO WERE ALL U GOT TO DO IS ADD MILK AND EGGS I USE JIFFY CORN BREAD BUT IT STILL IS GOOD TRY IT
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@megs85 (3144)
• Australia
29 Oct 06
Thanks for that, sounds tasty...
• United States
29 Oct 06
u have a crockpot I can give you some good recipes lemme find em lol
@megs85 (3144)
• Australia
29 Oct 06
i dont have one, but i'm thinking that it might be a good investment...um, hang on, maybe i do, what do you class as a crockpot? sorry if i sound stupid, its just the whole country gap thing, leaves me unsure sometimes... i call it something which means something entirely different for someone else...
• United States
29 Oct 06
some kinda pot that has a low and high setting hehe its all good
@megs85 (3144)
• Australia
29 Oct 06
yup, a slow cooker... lol, im getting one soon so any recipes would be great...
• United States
29 Oct 06
ill give you 2 crock pot recipes both are really good Fist one is Beefy Tortilla Casserole 1 1/2 LB ground beef 1 (14.5-oz) can diced tomatoes with green chilies undrained 1 {10 3/4 oz) can condensed cream of onion soup 1 packages of taco seasoning 1/4 cup of water 6 (5 or 6 inch) corn tortillas cut into 1/2 inch strips 1/2 cup of sour cream 4 oz shredded chedder cheese (1 cup) 3 table spoons sliced green onions Cook ground beef in large skillet over medium heat until thoroughly cooked stirring frequently. Drain In 3 1/2 to 5 QT slow cooker combine ground beef Tomatoes, soup, taco seasoning, water, mix well. add tortilla strips stir in gently Cover cook on low setting for 7 to 8 hours About 5 mins before serving spread sour cream over casserole. Sprinkle with cheese cover let stand about 5 mins Sprinkle with onions. I dont believe you would have to cook it that long because the meat is already cooked all the others just need to be warmed it could be done in an oven as well. Not real sure about the time probably 1/2 hour I would think. Alright other one is Cheesy Italian Tortellini 1/2 lb lean ground beef 1/2 bulk italion pork sausage 1 cup of sliced mushrooms 1 15 oz of container of refrigerated marinara sauce 1 14.5 can of diced tomatoes with italian seasoning undrained 1 9 oz pkg refrigerated cheese filled tortellini 4 oz 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese or pizza cheese blend In large skillet break ground beef and sausage into large pieces. Cook over medium heat about 10 mins or until browned stirring occasionally Spray 4-5 quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray combine meant mixture mushrooms marinara sause and tomatoes into cooker mix well Cover and cool on low for about 7-8 hours 15 Mins before serving add tortellini to cooker stir gently to mix Sprinkle with cheese cover cool on low setting for an additional 15 mins or until tortellini is tender there ya go :)
@megs85 (3144)
• Australia
29 Oct 06
Oh yum. thanks soo much they both sound great. That first one especially is really tickling my taste buds...
• United States
29 Oct 06
lol right on now i have a question for you.. u know where I put my remote to my tv? lol
@macubx (11421)
• Philippines
29 Oct 06
i wanna yummy tasty recipe from McDonalds or KFC, does anyone have?
@megs85 (3144)
• Australia
29 Oct 06
Yeah: cut off chicken feet grind them up, and limp brown lettuce and spit and there you have a mcchicken burer. enjoy!
@flte74 (877)
• United States
29 Oct 06
My favorite recipe is Pollo Rosa Maria from Carrabba's, here is the link to the recipe I found online: http://recipes.robbiehaf.com/C/144.htm
@megs85 (3144)
• Australia
29 Oct 06
Thanks for the link, I'll be sure to take a look...
@angeliamj (632)
• United States
29 Oct 06
This is quick, easy, yummy, and my family...including a picky husband and kid eat it til it's gone. Turkey and dressing casserole 1 pound ground turkey 1 (15 ounce) can cut green beans, drained 1 (10 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained 1 (6 ounce) package herb-seasoned dry bread stuffing mix (prepared) 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a 2 quart casserole dish or 9 inch square inch baking dish. Set a large skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray. Crumble the ground turkey into the skillet Cook and stir until turkey is no longer pink, 5 to 10 minutes. Add the corn, and green beans, stir to blend. Set aside and keep warm. Prepare the stuffing mix according to package directions. Stir cream of mushroom soup into the stuffing along with the Cheddar cheese. Spoon the turkey and vegetables into the prepared baking dish. Drop large spoonfuls of the stuffing on top until the vegetables are completely covered. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until the top is lightly browned. Set the oven to broil, and cook for 5 minutes to crisp the top. Enjoy!
@megs85 (3144)
• Australia
29 Oct 06
Thanks a lot for posting that, it sounds really good. I just though tmaybe I should post one of my own... :D SIMPLE LAMB CASSEROLE 500g lamb, diced, garlic granules and 1 large onion finely diced, brown in a little oil and 3 tablespoons of butter or margerine. add two tablspoons of flour, then stir for two mins. add three tablespoons of tomato sauce (ketchup if your american) and 375 mls of beef consumme. Add in at least a litre of water, bring to the boil then simmer for an hour. CHop up two large carrots, 5 large potatoes, pumpkin if you like it, cauliflower, almost any vegies... into small chunks then out them in. make gravy in a seperate pot, a nice really thick one, and then stir it into the casserole, this is all done in a large stockpot on the stove by the way...simmer for another hour... add in frozen peas (or beans or both) and corn kernels and simmer for a final 30 mins. serve on white rice (or cous cous)... yummy...
@Alloy42 (372)
• United States
29 Oct 06
This isn't so fast but can be adapted in a lot of ways and is cheap and easy: Creamy Chicken and Rice Bake Preparation Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 45 mins Servings: 8 Ingredients 1 (12 fluid ounces) can Evaporated Milk 1 (3 ounces) package cream cheese softened 1 (10 3/4 fluid ounces) can cream of chicken soup 1/2 cup water 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 bag (16 ounces) frozen broccoli. cauliflower and carrot medley thawed 2 cups cubed, precooked chicken 1 1/2 cups uncooked instant white rice 1/2 (2 ounces) cup shredded cheddar cheese Directions PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking dish. COMBINE evaporated milk and cream cheese in baking dish with wire whisk until smooth. Add soup, water, garlic powder and pepper; mix well. Add vegetables, chicken and rice. Cover tightly with foil. BAKE for 35 minutes. Uncover; top with cheese. Bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and mixture is bubbly. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. FOR FREEZE AHEAD: PREPARE as above; do not bake. Do not top with cheddar cheese. Cover; freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in refrigerator. PREHEAT oven to 350° F. BAKE, covered, for 45 to 55 minutes. Uncover; top with cheddar cheese. Bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and mixture is bubbly. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
@megs85 (3144)
• Australia
29 Oct 06
Thanks very much for that, I don't mind spending a bit of time on something thats going to taste as good as that sounds...
@Polarbear (398)
• Sweden
29 Oct 06
how about this looks good
@megs85 (3144)
• Australia
29 Oct 06
Thanks sooo much, not lol... Looks like another maccas recipe to me...
@aimee750 (1117)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Well since you like potato, here is one I make quite a bit because it is super easy and we are potato lovers also. Cheesy Hashbrown Bake 20oz bag of frozen hashbrowns 16oz sour cream 2 cup shredded cheddar cheese dash of salt& pepper Mix all ingredients together in a baking pan, cover it and bake it at 350 for 60-90 mins. I usually uncover for the last 5-10 minutes so it will brown on the top.
@megs85 (3144)
• Australia
29 Oct 06
Yum, thanks, I'll definitely be trying that one :D
@Theresam (1181)
• United States
29 Oct 06
I have compiled a lot of easy and frugal recipes http://budgetdial.blogspot.com there is a link on the right hand side.
@megs85 (3144)
• Australia
29 Oct 06
Thanks for teh link, I'll make sure to check it out...
@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
27 Nov 06
ok this may sound gross but its cheap and easy, it is boxed mac and cheese add peas and ground beef. its good but looks really bad.