Double Bean Stuffed Green Peppers

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 27, 2010

Thought I’d replace the traditional beef in Stuffed Green Peppers with some black and red kidney beans instead.  And I’m glad I did!  The “filling” is so delicious and fresh…and it be great rolled up in a tortilla for lunch. (That’s what I’ll be having for lunch tomorrow.) Ingredients 1 cup brown rice ($.40) 1 […]


BBQ Cowboy Beans with Biscuits

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 14, 2010

So grateful for a stocked freezer when coming home from a trip.  I grabbed some ground meat, cooked black and pinto beans, and set to work in the kitchen.  After thawing it all, I browned the ground meat, then added the beans and some BBQ sauce. So. So. Simple. I also had some drop biscuits […]


Stuffed Poblano Peppers

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 7, 2010

(Sorry about the funny photos this week…I posted them from our desktop and it does weird things to them?!) Here’s what I love about this recipe. You can make a ton of the “filling” and use it so many different ways! The recipe for the filling that I will post below will easily stretch into […]


Red Quinoa with Avocado, Black Beans and Corn

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 9, 2010

For a while now, I’ve been toying with the idea of putting myself on a Gluten Free diet. No real reason really. Just want to see if I feel any different when eliminating gluten. And here is a recipe that will be on the menu when (if ever) I decide to make that leap. Red […]


Baked Black Bean and Salsa Chicken

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 28, 2010

See that corn up there?!?  The “summer price” of $.25/ear is here a bit early this year!  I couldn’t help myself and snagged a few for this week.  The boys L-O-V-E corn and I love watching them munch it off the corn.  It’s sorta cute! This *might* just become my new “go-to” meal.  It’s way […]


Tilapia on the Grill

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 21, 2010

I dug out some tilapia fillets from the depths of the freezer.  Thankfully they were vacuum packed and in another freezer bag, so they almost as good as fresh! I wanted to grill the fillets straight on the grill, but they were too thin…so I “foil grill” it is. And we’ll round out the meal […]


Black Bean Fajitas

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 2, 2010

My camera battery is still dead. ***Note to self: Make this quick, and go find that charger. We all really enjoyed this.  Even the boys, who mentioned…several times…that their lips were on fire. {Forgive the iPhone photos} Ingredients 4 cups cooked black beans ($.50) 1 can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies (free) Used $.50/1 […]


Beef Roast Marinara

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 13, 2010

When it looks like THIS outside… …and every tree is sight is covered with frost and snow… …it’s SO WONDERFUL to be able to pull out some of these… …delicious green peppers, straight from the garden, rather the freezer!  But straight from the garden into the freezer… …and remember that spring is coming. But not […]


Chicken Taco Bake over Chips

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 4, 2010

While I was stocking up the freezer, I cooked a few whole chickens in the slow cooker.  One of those times, I combined some of the shredded chicken with a can of Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies, some frozen corn, black beans and ground cumin. Mix. And Freeze. Thaw. And Warm. So simple…I love […]


Vegetable Soup – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 7, 2009

Tonight’s $5 Dinner comes from Amanda at All Frugal Stuff! Amanda is a newlywed, a coupon clipper and a freebie lover. She loves to save money any way she can. She enjoys writing articles, book reviews and top ten lists. In her spare time she likes to read, watch movies and search for deals. Ingredients […]