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Find meal ideas to fit any budget with these cheap recipes. Made with low-cost ingredients like chicken, ground beef, rice and more, these budget recipes will go easy on your wallet.
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Beef & Black Bean Soup
I lead a busy life, so I'm always trying to come up with timesaving recipes....
Tasty Taco Soup
When I serve this soup at parties, everyone asks for the recipe. It makes a...
Favorite Cheeseburger Pizza
My sister-in-law used to own a pizza restaurant and gave me this awesome recipe that...
Meat Loaf with Potato Crust
Meat loaf gets gussied up for company with this savory recipe. The ground meat is...
Garlic Lover’s Meatballs and Sauce
This dish is a staple in our part of the country. My daughter Amber and...
Slow Cooker Tamale Pie
Canned beans and cornbread muffin mix speed up the prep on this crowd-pleasing main dish...
Easy Beef-Stuffed Shells
Here’s a rich and comforting dish that’s terrific right away or made ahead...
Creamy Beef & Potatoes
One of my husband's favorite childhood memories was eating his Grandma Barney's Tater Tot Casserole....
Unstuffed Jalapeno Popper Burgers
This sassy, grown-up burger has a little bit of bite and a whole lot of...
Use vegetable scraps to create ghoulish monster faces on each wonton dip cup. Cut leftover...
Slithering Snake Roll
There’s nothing sinister about this snake. It’s filled with meat, sweet red pepper...
Country Meat Loaf
This meat loaf has a comforting combination of three meats and is held together uniquely...
Hamburger Vegetable Soup
When my family's in the mood for soup, this is the recipe I reach for....
I grew up on a farm, so I took part in 4-H Club cooking activities....
Southwestern Meat and Potato Stew
Meet the Cook: Even before it got cold outside last fall, my husband had asked...
Navajo Fry Bread
After enjoying "Navajo tacos" in a restaurant in Window Rock, Arizona, I went home and...
Stuffed Peppers for Two
My husband likes stuffed peppers, but my original recipe made too many servings. I cut...
San Jose Tortilla Pie
Because my husband is in the Navy, we've lived in many parts of the country...
Beef and Cheese Loaf
Here's a really different way to enjoy the taste of a cheeseburger…only better! &...
Served with cheese-topped corn bread, this is delicious!—Flo Rahn, Hillsboro, Kansas
"Different" can be delicious! We often have this as our Sunday-evening supper, and everyone raves...
Herbed Italian Meat Sauce
I got this recipe from a California cousin back in 1953, and it's just as popular...
Poor Man’s Dinner
Don't let the name fool you—this dish guarantees "million-dollar taste" with just a...
Spanish Rice with Ground Beef
I don't know the origin of this recipe, but it's one that has been in...
Wagon Wheel Turnovers
When my children were still at home, I made this often because they loved it....
Hawaiian Honey Burgers
Meet the Cook: These burgers were a favorite when I was growing up. I now...
In Ozona, Texas, Kaleta Shepperson loads her potatoes with a taco topping that's quick, easy...
Spinach Meat Roll
We love the spinach, ham and cheese swirled in every slice. Sometimes I serve it...
No-Fuss Meat Loaf
"Instant stuffing mix makes this nicely seasoned meat loaf simple enough for beginners to make,"...
Canned soups make the sauce in this spicy entree easy to prepare. "It's a good...
Hobo Meatball Stew
Basic ingredients make this hearty stew a favorite at the home of Margery Bryan in...
Pizza Crescent Bake
"When my husband and I were first married, I didn't have many recipes," recalls Laurie...