Budget Sunday Supper -- Recipe Challenge
1 large yellow onion -- 29 cents.
1 can evaporated milk, store brand, 69 cents.
1 pound sliced beef shanks, $1.90.
2 packages instant mashed potatoes, $1 (on sale).
1 can store-brand diced tomatoes and green chiles, 89 cents.
A spritz of cooking spray, some salt and pepper, and water I already had on hand.
Spray a deep-dish pie pan or shallow casserole with cooking spray. Peel the onion; slice thin and line the bottom of the pan. Lay the shanks on top of the onions; sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Pour over the tomatoes and green chiles. Cover dish tightly and bake at 350 for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Turn off oven. Remove dish and let rest and cool for 10 minutes.
Open can of milk; add can of water and both packets of potatoes. Cook and stir per packet directions. If desired, add a pat of butter before serving.
There it is -- three adults, well fed, for about $5. No bread, no cheese, no soup.
Got something similar? Post it! Or, for the challenge part -- feed three or four adults as cheaply, or more so, without
pasta, bread, or soup. C'mon. I dare ya.
Oh -- and I'm pretty sure there's very little risk of salmonella from this, so I'm going to say peanut butter and crackers won't count in the contest.