Re: ~$5 Meal Ideas~
I do a lot of sale shopping so I can make this for less than $5 but it will vary if you have to pay full price for everything.
Hobo Stew (This is what my mom always called it)
1lb Ground Beef
2 cans vegetarian vegetable soup
2-3 medium potatoes
a little garlic (you can use fresh, or garlic salt, or even garlic chips)
All you do is brown the ground beef and drain the grease, add the two cans of soup and two cans of water. Peal and cube the potatoes and peal and slice the carrots and add those as well. I sprikle some garlic salt in as well, you can do as much or as little as you like. Let the whole thing simmer on low for a while until the potatoes and carrots are cooked.
I know it isn't much but my DH and I love this and it is so easy to make. You can add some sort of muffins, cornbread, or really any type of bread if you like. We serve it in bowls because it is a thinner soup.
Meg, Mom to DD#1 6/04 DD#2 4/07
(all of my items come from a non smoking, pet friendly home)