Beans

Recipes & Tips for a Rice and Beans Budget

by Jenn K on October 14, 2013

Even though the recipes we share on this site are mostly on a $5 per meal budget, there are times in the month that you might really need to tighten the belt on the expenses even more…making it more like a $3 or $4 meal for a family of four!  To make this happen easily […]

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Chili with Cornbread Waffles

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 23, 2013

Y’all are just going to have to trust me on this. A little kick and spice in the chili, plus a little sweet from the waffles…a totally party on the plate and on your palate. Also, I thought that I had some shredded cheese in the freezer to add on top of these waffles, but […]

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Slow Cooker Chili with Skillet Cornbread

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 16, 2013

Slow cooker chili that takes less than 5 minutes to load, yes please. (Only because I had browned ground beef in the freezer.) Homemade cornbread, baked in a cast iron skillet. Double yes please. This has the makings of a perfect fall dinner. Warm, hearty and satisfying! (Also, get more great cornbread recipes in Cindy’s […]

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There is something so satisfying about creating a frugal recipe that the whole family loves. Especially when that recipes helps you make a dent in the zucchini harvest! This recipe makes use of several vegetables from the garden: zucchinis, tomatoes, corn, onions, and peppers. All of the garden veggies make it an especially frugal dish. […]

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Quinoa Soft Tacos

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 9, 2013

Move on over beef and chicken…there’s a new protein in Soft Taco Town…Quinoa! Everyone at our dinner table is a fan of quinoa…one more reluctantly than the others. Tyler wasn’t quite convinced about this new ingredient in his tortilla, but I was able to convince him that it was like “tiny rice” and he took […]

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Migas with Black Beans & Tomatoes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 29, 2013

Not long ago, I had lunch with some friends in Austin at Torchey’s Tacos. (If you’re in Austin, Houston or Dallas, you must give these guys a try. And I might start a petition that they get a truck set up in San Antonio asap.) Ever since, all I can think about making for breakfast is […]

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Taco Bites (or Tiny Tacos)

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 15, 2013

Tacos are usually a big hit at our house…but they also make a giant mess, and the littler boys get frustrated with them. Ryan (who just turned 8…see his “birthday cake wreck” here!) can usually get his mouth around a regular size taco, but Charlie and Tyler really struggle with eating a hard shell taco. […]

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Beef & Bean ~ Oven Tacos

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 1, 2013

Tacos. We love tacos. The boys devour them. They love the crunchy mess. They love the flavors. They love to see how full they can make them. And they love to eat them on their special taco plates. (My mom gave us some for Christmas…GREAT gift!) I love the concept of making tacos in the […]

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Alea’s Slow Cooker Baked Beans

by Alea on June 25, 2013

I love baked beans. They are an essential part of our summer barbecues and picnics. But who wants to turn on their oven for several hours on a hot summer day? Not me! So I cheat and make my baked beans in a slow cooker. This slow cooker baked beans recipe is really easy to […]

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Seven Layer Tostadas

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 14, 2013

This is one of those “it just came together” meals… A few weeks back, we took the kids downtown during Fiesta week to go to the River Parade. They were serving some delicious tex-mex options in the section where our seats were located. They had fajitas, as well as bean and cheese tostadas. The kids […]

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