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Poor Man’s Stoup – $5 Dinner Challenge

Posted By Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom On October 26, 2009 @ 5:45 pm In $5 Dinner Challenge,Recipes,Soup | 12 Comments

Janice shares her favorite “Poor Man’s Stoup” recipe [3]with us tonight!  What a fantastic and filling meal!

And if you’re looking to save a little extra on ground beef, there’s a new coupon available..details here [4]!

1 lb. ground beef or chuck (sausage or chicken works well too) ($1.50)
Carrots (from the garden)
Celery ($.20)
Onions (from the garden)
Beef stock (2 cans)/also works with chicken stock ($1.00 bought on sale for $.50 a can)
1 to 1 1/2 cups of rice ($.25)
Bay leaf, thyme, parsley, salt and pepper, terragon, sage ($.25)
1 can of cream of mushroom/chicken ($1.00-unfortunately not on sale)
dollop of sour cream ($.15)
parmesan (if desired) ($.10)

1. Brown hamburger in a stock pot. Drain, rinse and return to pot.
2. Add grated carrots, chopped onions, and chopped celery and let them sweat out until tender.
3. Add beef stock and bring to a boil.
4. Add rice (not cooked); 1 bay leaf, couple shakes of thyme, parsley, terragon, sage and salt and pepper, then turn down heat to simmer and let it cook until dinner time.
5. 10 min. before you eat, add the cream of mushroom/chicken, and the sour cream and parmesan. Give it just enough time to heat through, about 3-5 minutes.

Cost $4.45

Hint: You might have to occasionally add a little water here and there if it looks like it’s getting too thick.
Hint: This makes a TON of soup. We usually eat half, then I store the other half in the freezer for a day I don’t want to cook! Easy cheesy!

Enjoy this great one pot supper!!


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