Tight Wad in Utah: MEAL PLAN week four

Monday, January 18, 2010

MEAL PLAN week four

Mom's Best Ever Pineapple Pork Chops
Pork Chops are on sale at Smith's for $1.99 lb.
Besides a green pepper and chops I had everything else on hand so it was a pretty budget friendly meal.

Crock Pot Taco Soup
I haven't tried this one yet but I'm sure it freezes great!  I only have to buy 2 cans of beans to make it!

Ouisie's Chili
uses mostly food storage items and freezes beautifully

3lbs 93% lean ground beef, lightly salted
28oz can petite diced tomatoes
15oz can tomato sauce
16oz can light red kidney beans
3pkg McCormick chili seasoning (2 original & 1 hot)
28oz can of water (or more, if too thick)

  1. In large pot, cook ground meat until crumbly and no longer pink. Drain fat.

  2. Add all other ingredients & stir well over medium high heat: bring to a boil.

  3. Reduce heat and simmer for 30min, stirring occasionally.

  4. Garnish with shredded cheddar cheese, if desired.

  5. Serve with saltines or tortilla chips; or, freeze in quart ziploc portions.

These ingredients are about $23 with organic canned products & bison meat (by law, has no hormones) and makes about 5-6 quarts to freeze after one dinner freshly cooked. (i.e. less than $4/meal)

Thanks Allison!

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plainoldsarah said...

i thought i recognized the name "oisie", just never would have known how to spell it. i'm making this tonight!

Audrey said...

How did it go? I made it the other day too and it was SO good!!! Plus I have 4 bags of it in the freezer. :)