Thread: ~$5 Meal Ideas~
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Old 08-16-2008, 06:01 PM   #397
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Re: ~$5 Meal Ideas~

Favorite yummy dinner! This is probably close to $5 if you get local ingredients from the farmer's market

1 French loaf
1 can of black beans
1/2 onion
1 clove of garlic chopped
1/2 head of romaine lettuce
half of jar of salsa
2 cup cheddar cheese
chopped up green olives (1/2 jar)

Cut loaf in half length wise, put in a 200 F degree oven for 10 minutes. While bread is toasting, add oil or butter to skillet, add chopped onion and garlic to pan and while onion and garlic are cooking add drained black beans to skillet and heat through. (for added spice add chili power or red pepper flakes or both). Pull out bread from oven and hollow out to make boats & cut boats in half. After beans are heated through spread beans on the boats, spread salsa over beans and cover with cheese. Bump temp of oven to 400 and put boats on baking sheet & keep in there until cheese is melted. While boats are in the oven, chop romaine and olives up. When cheese is melted, add some more salsa and top with lettuce and olives and you're done! I call them black bean pizza boats. They are super yummy!
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