Nothing fancy, just good ol' cold weather comfort food. Since the family's been "iced-in" for a few days, chili sounded perfect. No coupons used, just roll-backs and bargain shopping at Walmart.
Chili Bake Potato: Serves 6
1/2 lb 85% lean hamburger 1.95 (upgrade to 97% if you prefer)
1 can "chili" beans .89
1 can red kidney beans .89
1 can basil, oregano chopped tomato's .89
1/2 onion .45
6 small-med potatoes (we like red but any will do) aprox 1.25
dash of chili powder and dash of cayenne .08 ?
1/2 cup Velveeta shredded cheddar .50
1/2 cup light sour cream .35
That's $1.13 per person!
Bake the potatoes until soft (microwave or oven). Brown hamburger and onion together. Next, add chili powder and cayenne, and put beans and tomatoes (don't drain) in a pot and cook together on med high until it starts to boil, and then add meat. Simmer on low. Finally, add a cup or so of chili over an open potato, and top each bowl with sour cream and cheese.
Delicious! A hearty meal for these cold winter days!
***Chili is High Fiber and High Protein with Lycopene, and when you use only half the regular amount of meat, it is med-low fat. It is a budget- and belly-friendly choice!