Beans

Slow Cooker Honey Ham and Bean Soup

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 3, 2014

Seriously, dinner doesn’t get any easier than this. This is what I call a “Chop, Dump and Run” kind of dinner. (And if you added carrots, it would be a one dish slow cooker dinner…my absolute favorite kind.) This soup is sweet from the honey, with a touch of smoke, and a slight bite from […]

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How often do you add rice and/or beans into your meal plan? If you are trying to stretch the family budget starting in 2014 try adding in rice and bean recipes into your weekly meal plan. I have a lot of tasty recipes for rice and beans as well as cooking tips. For January, I’m […]

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Cajun Turkey & Andouille 15 Bean Soup

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 2, 2013

Y’all know that I’m not a huge fan of turkey…but I’m also not a fan of tossing anything out, so when my mom sent us home with just about a turkey’s worth of leftovers, I thought I might be in trouble. What am I going to do with all of this? First off…I divided it […]

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Chili with Caramelized Onion Cornbread

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 28, 2013

I heart caramelized onions. I adore the flavor and I especially love the way they make the house smell when they are caramelizing. Its a tossup between caramelizing onions and roasting garlic. Jury is still out on that one. So I’m teaming up with Formula 409 and their ‘America’s Love Affair with Grease’ campaign…helping home chefs […]

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Alea’s White Chili Stuffed Potatoes

by Alea on October 22, 2013

It’s Chili Season! Well, in the southwest, it is always chili season. While I love all the different types of chili, my absolute favorite variety is white chili. If you haven’t had white chili, it is made with white beans, chicken, corn and, of course, lots of chili peppers. You can play around with the […]

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Succotash with Butter and Dill

by Jenn K on October 18, 2013

“Sufferin’ succotash!” – Pop Quiz!  Do you remember which Warner Bros character said this as their catchphrase? A little history about Succotash ~ Succotash is a food dish consisting primarily of corn and lima beans.  Due to it’s inexpensive nature, it was very popular in the Depression era, and still makes for a healthy and […]

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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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Black Bean Chili

by Jenn K on September 24, 2013

This recipe is featured in the 21 Freezer Cooking Recipes from Costco Meal Plan #5. A quick, easy, and freezer friendly recipe for Black Bean Chili! Black Bean Chili Yield – 4 servings Preparation Time – 15 minutes Cooking Time – 45 minutes Ingredients 1 lb. ground beef 1 Tbsp minced onion 1 tsp garlic […]

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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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