Kale and Bean Soup
At first glance, this recipe looks too simple to create an interesting soup. However, the few basic ingredients used are transformed into a surprisingly good hearty soup. Add sausage, ground beef or chicken for another layer of flavor. The only thing this soup needs to transform it into a meal is a nice slice of crusty bread. Make this recipe more budget friendly by using homemade stock and dry beans. Homemade chicken stock is simple to make, and it has superior flavor compared to canned broths.
Hawaiian Chicken in the Low Cooker
Served over rice, this sweet, flavorful slow cooker recipe appeals to both children and adults. Simply combine the ingredients, and allow them to cook four to five hours in the slow cooker. Adding red pepper flakes or chili powder will add a little heat to offset and enhance the sweet taste.
Beef Stroganoff Bake
Casseroles are traditionally budget-friendly, and this recipe is no exception. Cream cheese and sour cream form the base of this quick casserole. It is a great choice for chilly nights when a hearty meal is required. Serve with a salad for a complete meal.
Everyone has their favorite chili recipe, and recipes vary significantly by region. Some areas insist on no beans, while others insist on no meat. Chili is a highly personal and adaptable recipe. This one, which includes both meat and beans, is a good place to start. Cornbread is an excellent dish to serve with chili since the flavors compliment each other nicely.
Ham and Cheese Sliders
Take the basic sandwich to the next level with these little sandwiches. Ham, cheese and a homemade honey-mustard sauce transforms basic ingredients into something delicious. The recipe also works well with cheddar cheese substituted for the Swiss cheese.
Pork and Chili Green Soup
Traditional to New Mexico, green chili stew is a staple in many Southwestern homes. Although this recipe uses several types of chili, it does not need to be spicy. Tone down the spicy flavors by ensuring all of the seeds are removed from the chili before use. If you cannot get fresh green chili, canned chili will also work.