Recipes

Welcome to recipe section of $5 Dinners!

The most Recent Recipes from Erin and the $5 Dinners Team are found below. You can browse the complete alphabetized Recipe Index, or perhaps you'd like to Search by Ingredient.

Dealing with food allergies?! $5 Dinners also offers Gluten Free recipes, Dairy Free recipes, GFCF (gluten free, casein free) and GFCFSF (gluten free, casein free, soy free) recipes!

Your next frugal dinner is just a click away...now go find it!

Recipes

The $5 Meal Plan is Now Available

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 1, 2014

Hey friends, Today is the BIG day. THE-BIG-DAY! The $5 Meal Plan is ready for YOU! For the past 3 months, we’ve been testing out the plans with a small group of folks and have fine tuned them and they’re ready for you now! Meal planning is such a crucial aspect to saving money on groceries, […]

3 comments

Slow Cooker Black Bean & Corn Enchiladas {Vegetarian}

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 31, 2014

This is our final recipe in the 31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals…you can find the complete list here! I will be compiling all of the recipes featured in the series plus a few others and giving it away as a free e-cookbook soon! I ran errands yesterday morning…lots of errands…then I took a friend […]

5 comments

New coupons have been added to the free coupon app, Checkout 51, including savings on fresh TOMATOES! Dole Pineapple Juice, any canned variety = Cash back $1 Doritos, any 9 oz or larger = Cash back 25¢ Pepsico Soft Drinks, 20 fl oz or more = Cash back 25¢ Salad Mix, any variety of pre-packaged […]

0 comments

Slow Cooker Ride ‘Em Cowboy Beef

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 29, 2014

Can you see the beef peeking out from underneath the mountain of beans, corn and zesty tomatoes?!!? This is the perfect ‘clear out the pantry’ meal…and the perfect ‘I’m rushing out the door and don’t have time to make dinner’ meal. Because the hands on time on this is about 4 minutes. Minute One. Place […]

3 comments

Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 28, 2014

When I shared the Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes a few weeks back, I didn’t realize that I had never shared the Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes on this site. We have these often, especially in the winter months…and of course at holiday meals. I love using my slow cooker to make sweet potatoes because it’s one.less.dish.in.the.overcrowded.oven. […]

0 comments

These beef tacos may very well be my favorite…of all time. (I’ve probably said that about other tacos before and might say it about future tacos as well. Because I just love tacos.) But really…the salsa verde, the tender beef, the bite from the cilantro and the creaminess and tang from the goat cheese…makes for […]

0 comments

Carnitas…so simple to make and so delicious. Add whatever toppings you like…we enjoyed our with salsa and avocados. Also, don’t skip the lime juice…it gives such a delicious flavor to the pork and helps soften the meat as it slow cooks! Also, more slow cooker tacos tomorrow…because who doesn’t love tacos?! Get the full recipe […]

0 comments

So, we have a peach issue around here. Not only do we like to eat them. We like to throw them. (And by ‘we,’ I mean Cuatro.) (See video evidence here.) It’s not my fault that they look exactly like tennis balls…and that they beg to be thrown, when you are an 18 month old. […]

1 comment

  I love all the varieties of fresh, green summer veggies this time of the year. Take advantage of all the cheap prices and in season veggies this summer. Make sure you freeze or can extras to be enjoyed all winter long. I have a lot of recipes to share with you today! Take a […]

0 comments

31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Goulash

by Jenn K on July 24, 2014

Goulash…what is goulash really?! I have this impression of goulash from what we used to make in when I lived in the Dominican Republic…an impression of ‘just dump whatever veggie in with the meat and toss in some kind of sauce and done. Goulash. I have no idea where that impression came from…but it stuck. […]

1 comment