Chili is one of my favorite things to make its tasty, freezes well, cheap to make, filling, and leftovers can be used in different recipes to recreate a whole new meal! I was able to get 3 meals for 6 people out of one pot of chili that cost just $10.00 to make.
TIP: I make a big pot of beans 2lbs of dry beans or more once a month and divide them out in quart size freezer bags to use in recipes just like this saving my self at least $6.00 per month. 1lbs of dry beans costs around $1.00 and makes around 4 cups of cooked beans 4 8oz cans of cooked beans will cost you around $4.00.
1 pound of ground beef
4 cups or cans of cooked beans whichever kind you like to use
1 32oz can of diced tomatoes
1 16oz can of tomato sauce
2 large onions diced
4 T. minced garlic or 4 cloves of garlic
2 packets of your favorite chili seasoning packets
Dump everything in the crockpot. Add enough water to make the crockpot be 3/4 of the way full. Cook over high heat for 6-8 hour.
Day 1 of Chili it’s what’s for dinner!
Chili with all your favorite toppings for me that is sour cream, cheese, and diced onions with saltine crackers.
Day 2 of Chili its what’s for dinner!
Chili Mac and Cheese
1 bag or box of pasta
4 cups of Chili
1lb of Cheese shredded.
Boil the pasta according to the package directions. While the pasta is draining add the chili to the pot your boiled the pasta in warm it over medium heat. Add the shredded cheese and stir until its melted and mixed in thoroughly. Return the pasta to the pot and stir to mix the sauce with the pasta. Enjoy!
Day 3 of Chili it’s what’s for dinner!
Chili Cheese hot dogs
1 package of hot dogs
1 package of buns
1/2lb of Shredded cheese
1 diced onion
Boil the hotdogs until warmed. In a separate pot warm 4 cups of chili. Cut the hotdog in half so that with every bite you will get hotdog. Spread mayonnaise on the bun place the half hotdog on each side of the bun. Top with chili, cheese, mustard, and onions. Enjoy!
Brandy is a mother of 4 and a self proclaimed foodie. She believes that food nourishes the soul and prides herself on cooking budget friendly meals from scratch that are flavorful and healthy.