$5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 15, 2010

Hey Friends,

No recipe from me tonight…I’m still bouncing around TX!

If you have a recipe that you’d like to be featured on the $5 Dinner Challenge, please email the recipe to 5dollardinnerchallenge at gmail dot com.

Feel free to link up your frugal meals below!


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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Jodie February 16, 2010 at 9:22 am

Well, I didn’t load that up right. But Eatin’ on the Cheap is linked up to Money in the Mixes that is all about homemade pre-made mixes.


Jen February 16, 2010 at 6:46 pm

I don’t have an URL but I wanted to share my dinner I made tonight. It was a HUGE hit with my 5 & 7 year old boys & of course my husband.

1 20 oz Package Jennie-O Ground Turkey $1.49 (VG’s this week)
1 McCormick Chicken Taco Seasoning Package FREE (Pantry from Meijers)
2 Cans Pillsbury Grands Biscuits 8 ct .02 each (Fridge from Meijers)
1 8 oz Kraft Cheese Mexican Mix FREE (Fridge from Meijers)
1 Can Rotel FREE (Pantry from Kroger)

Brown ground turkey and drain grease if needed, add McCormick Seasoning and add 1/2 C water and let simmer. Mold biscuits into muffin pans, bake for 8 minutes. Add can of rotel and cheese to ground turkey and mix. Biscuits weren’t baked all the way then added heaping large spoon of mix to middle, baked another 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Makes 16 Biscuit Cups

This meal was great tasting and for $1.53!!


Lisa June 26, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Thanks for sharing, I can’t wait to try this recipe…I have a very picky 6 year old and 2 2 years olds! If you said your kiddos like it I am going to try it. It looks fabalous! I’ll let you know after I make it :)


Brian June 13, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Seriously? You list three different grocery stores for the items in this dish, and you think the meal cost is $1.53?

Gasoline may be free in the part of the world you live in, but not here.


Queen of the House February 17, 2010 at 8:36 am

Hope you are having a fabulous time “bouncing around Texas”! :)


Janet April 23, 2010 at 7:43 pm

frugal meals hope they help you!!


Noel August 8, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Oh I can not wait to share this with my readers and try it! Starting tomorrow I am going $5 with your help!


Tom July 5, 2012 at 2:48 pm

I have a problem with the way the pricing comes about. Firstly the one above has 3,4 items for free? Also here in NY ground anything the cheapest at 73% fat is $1.79/lb.

My 2nd issue is it is presumed we already have these ingredients in our cupboards therefore stating the portion you need for the recipe may add up to .20 but if you dont have it in the first place your buying it at full cost raising the price for the actual dinner.

I like the attemtped concept but I think in order to be more realistic people could try and come up with meals with actual market prices ex: $1.79-2.19/lb. Then lets see if we can come up with $5/meals.


Lisa Lutes November 4, 2012 at 6:50 pm

I can’t wait to try some of these other meals. I posted my link for lemon chicken in the meantime!


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