good dinner recipes
Angelica Brandon - posted on 04/08/2011
chilli cheese dog casarolIngredients
1 package (8-1/2 ounces) corn bread/muffin mix
1 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 package (1 pound) hot dogs, halved lengthwise and cut into bite-size pieces
1 can (15 ounces) chili with beans
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
Prepare corn bread batter according to package directions. Spread half the batter into a greased 8-in. square baking dish; set aside.
In a large skillet, saute the green pepper, onion and celery in oil until crisp-tender. Stir in hot dogs; saute 3-4 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Stir in the chili, brown sugar, garlic powder and chili powder; heat through. Stir in 3/4 cup cheese. Spoon over prepared corn bread. Spread remaining batter onto hot dog mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 28-32 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 6 servings
Angelica Brandon - posted on 04/08/2011
2 pounds ground beef
1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
1 1/2 cups water
1 (15 ounce) can mild chili beans
1 (15.25 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers
1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies
1 (1 ounce) package ranch salad dressing mix
1.In a Dutch oven or large kettle, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add taco seasoning and mix well. Stir in remaining ingredients. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally
Chris - posted on 04/08/2011
Planning is so important to budget cooking--Keep an eye on the sales and plan around them. I am also a huge fan of freezing anything and everything. Frittatas are also a great way to make use of left overs. Heat up your meat and veggies, throw some lightly beaten eggs and let it cook through. It's not always the prettiest, but if you top with cheese, no one willl know.
Angelica Brandon - posted on 04/06/2011
•3 cups Fritos corn chips
•3/4 cup chopped onion
•1 cup grated cheddar cheese
•2-1/2 cups chili (your favorite -- homemade, canned, whatever)
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Spread 2 cups of Fritos in a baking dish (an 8-inch dish works great). Sprinkle half the onion and half the cheese over the Fritos. Pour the chili over the onion and cheese. Sprinkle the remaining Fritos, onion and cheese over the chili.
Bake for 15 or 20 minutes and cheese is bubbly. Serve hot
Anita - posted on 12/20/2010
Homemade spaghetti! It's so good!
* Extra-virgin olive oil
* 1 onion, chopped
* 2 garlic cloves, smashed
* 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh parsley leaves
* 1 cup milk
* 4 thick slices firm white bread, crust removed
* 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
* 1 1/2 pounds ground pork
* 1 large egg
* 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus more for serving
* Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
* 4 cups heated Pomodoro Sauce, recipe follows, or good quality jarred tomato sauce
* 1/2 pound mozzarella cheese, cut into chunks
* Leaves from 3 sprigs fresh basil
* 1 pound spaghetti
Bring a big pot of salted water to a boil for the spaghetti. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in an ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and parsley and cook until the vegetables are soft but still translucent, about 10 minutes. Take the pan off the heat and let cool.
Pour enough milk over the bread in a bowl to moisten and let it soak while the onions are cooling. Combine the meats in a large bowl. Add the egg and Parmigiano and season generously with salt and pepper. Use your hands to squeeze the excess milk out of the bread and add that to the bowl along with the cooled onion mixture. (Hang onto the pan - you'll need it to cook the meatballs.) Gently combine all the ingredients with your hands or with a spoon until just mixed together. Don't overwork or the meatballs will be tough. Divide into 10 equal pieces and shape them into 10 nice looking meatballs.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Heat a 3-count of oil in the frying pan over medium heat and brown the meatballs on all sides, about 10 minutes. Put them into a baking dish and spoon about half of the tomato sauce over. Shower with the mozzarella and drizzle with olive oil. Put the meatballs in the oven and bake until the meatballs are cooked through, about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti in the boiling water until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain and put it onto a large serving platter. Pour on the rest of the sauce and mix well. Spoon the meatballs on top of the spaghetti and garnish with basil leaves. Serve immediately along with extra cheese.
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
2 (28-ounce) cans whole peeled San Marzano tomatoes, drained and crushed by hand, liquid reserved
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, torn into pieces
Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until the vegetables are soft, 4 to 5 minutes. Carefully add the tomatoes (nothing splashes like tomatoes) and about 1/2 cup of the reserved liquid and season with salt and pepper. Cook until the sauce is thick, about 15 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, stirring for a few minutes with a wooden spoon to further break up the tomatoes. Reduce the heat and let simmer for 20 to 25 minutes. Stir in the fresh basil and season again.
Yield: 4 cups
Adrienne - posted on 12/18/2010
Any kind of casserole is going to be easy, inexpensive, and give you left overs (unless you have big eaters like the guys in my family - lol). The favorites in our house are tuna noodle and beef and biscuit. For the tuna noodle, I par boil a pound of pasta - usually penne, and mix together in a separate pan 2 cans cream of mushroom soup, two cans of tuna (drained), and a bag of frozen peas with some thyme and pepper. When the noodles are done I mix all of the above together and pour into a 9x13 baking dish. Top with French fried onions and shredded cheese and bake at 350 for about 10 minutes until the cheese is melted and browned.
The crock pot/slow cooker is another super easy and inexpensive way to make dinner. Spaghetti sauce, roasts, soups, chili, all easy and super yummy after cooking all day in the crock pot.
Angela - posted on 12/17/2010
4-6 chicken breast
2 cans of cream of mushroom or chicken
1 to 2 cans of milk(just use the soup can)
1/2 to 1 cup of sour cream
1 package of onion soup mix or chopped onions
rice or noodles to serve with
Put chicken in crock pot. Mix soup, milk and onion mixture together and pour over chicken. Cook chicken on low for the day or high for about 2-3 hours. Then cook rice or your fav. noodles. About 30 mins before done add the sour cream.. Pour over rice or noodles. I usually add frozen peas to it too and my family loves it..serve with garlic bread and salad..
Callinda - posted on 12/15/2010
Try vegetarian a few nights a week, Much healthier than a lot of budget recipes, that are usually just based around mince/ground steak and dont contain much in the way of nutrition.
My favourites are Pumpkin & Spinach risotto (there are heaps of varied recipes online).
Also Vegetable & Pasta Bake is a great way to use up left over vegies in the fridge - try this one, it is similar to what I do: http://aristolafood.blogspot.com/2010/05...
Soups (esp vegie ones) are usually quite cheap to make and make a great for dinner when served with some hot garlic bread
Think about lentils too - they are much cheaper than meat and go a long way (and you can always used tinned lentils if you dont have time to soak the dry ones). Veggie burgers are great, either serve them in a bun like a normal hamburger, and just on their own with some salad on the side. Mine is similar to this one: http://www.theveggietable.com/recipes/ve...
My kids love all these recipes by the way!
Carol - posted on 12/15/2010
Hi Kylee, I have a couple of recipes that my family have consistantly enjoyed over the years. My oldest daughter loves Manwich Casserole. This recipe calls for few ingredients.
1 can Hunts Manwich
1 lb ground chuck, browned in frying pan
1 large can Bush's Baked Beans
3 tbs. brown sugar
minced onion to taste
Mix all together and bake at 350 degrees for 45 min. to 1 hour. She even insists that I make this at Christmas along with the Ham and other side dishes.
My youngest daughter loved Chicken Casserole
1 sm package deboned chicken breasts
2 bags Success Rice or equivilant, prepared per instructions
1 can cream of celery soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 stick butter or margerine
1 cup milk
1 tube Ritz Crackers, crushed
Boil chicken and cool. Chop or pull chicken into small pieces. Combine all other ingredients and pour into casserole dish. Top with Ritz Crackers. Bake for 45 minutes - 1 hour or until bubbly throughout.
I usually get a frozen side dish that can be steamed in the microwave. I hope these help you.
Carmonie - posted on 12/14/2010
A friend of mine gave me this recipe... I lb of ground hamburger (fine if frozen still), one can of mushroom soup and some onion soup mix. Throw it all in a roasting pan at 350 degrees for 2 hours. You may want to add a little bit of water to keep it moist though.
I used homemade gluten free mushroom soup instead of the canned soup, but my 1 year old loved it! It turned out pretty good for something really simple.
Brenda - posted on 12/12/2010
Alfredo Chiken?: 1lb of breast chiken, a box of Penne Pasta and a container of Alfredo Sauce.. Chop the chicken in smal pieces, cook it, then cooked the pasta, warm up the sauce, and there you go..put the chiken on top of the pasta, pour the sauce on top of it, and if you want you can accompain the meal with Texas toast Garlic bread, it is the cheapest but taste good to me. =)
Diana - posted on 12/06/2010
Easy Mexican Chicken
4skinless boneless chicken breasts
16 oz. jar of salsa
12 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
Bake chicken in a casserole dish for 45 mins. at 350
Take out of oven and poor salsa over chickrn, then poor cheese over salsa. Bake for 15 mins. at 350. Ready to serve.
Lisa - posted on 12/03/2010
3 chicken breasts - slice and put into casserole dish. Sprinkle over 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1/2 tbsp garlic powder and pour over two cans of mushroom soup. Sprinkle liberally with parmisagne cheese and paprika. Boke 375F for 1 hour covere with foil. Take off foil and bake 10 more minutes uncovered. Serviwth rice, potatoes or broccoli. Makes good leftovers for the next day. You should also try Food Network US site Melissa D'Arabia and Sandra's Money Saving Meals. Great cheap food -yummy recipies!
Karri - posted on 12/02/2010
Slow cooker meals are a real good one, spaghetti, we sometimes get some minced beef add a egg and onion with seasoning and then place it on some puff pastry with some spinach on it as well. (beef wellington) my two kids love it. and it doesnt matter what extras you put in it to. like gratted carrots or cabbage still goes down really well
Internet has loads of easy sites too.
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