Thread: ~$5 Meal Ideas~
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:50 AM   #606
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Re: ~$5 Meal Ideas~

I made this navy bean soup recipe last night (haven't tasted it yet... I intended it to be frozen in portions, but it smelled FABULOUS).

1 (16 ounce) package dried navy beans ($0.75)
6 cups water
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes ($0.75)
1 onion, chopped ($0.50)
2 stalks celery, chopped ($0.50)
1 clove garlic, minced (pennies)
1/2 pound chopped ham ($1.75 - I chop up lunchmeat)
1 cube chicken bouillon (pennies)
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (pennies)
1 tablespoon dried parsley (pennies)
2 teaspoons garlic powder (pennies)
1 bay leaf (pennies)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 cups water

And I also added about 1/4 bag of frozen chopped spinach, so that was another $0.25 or so, for a total of around $4.75, and it serves 8-10 easily, so that's about $0.55 per person.
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