Looking for budget friendly meal ideas and recipies.
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02-09-2013 15:22 #1
Budget friendly meals and recipes
02-09-2013 15:32 #2Senior Member
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easy peasy chicken legs is basically some chicken drumsticks (which are super cheap) oil garlic powder and salt and pepper if you want it. Chuck it all in a bowl together and toss so that the legs are coated well then chuck on a tray lined with baking paper put in oven on 180 for between an hour and an hour and a half and wahlah my kids seriously love these and I love how easy they are to make.
500g beef mince
1 carrot grated
1 zucchini grated
1/2 cup brown rice
1 onion diced
1 tsp mixed herbs
1 tbs worcestershire sauce
About 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
2tsp minced garlic
Salt and pepper
Jar of passata
Mix all meat ball ingredients together.
Firm into balls place on plate than refrigerate for about an
Place balls in cooker. Put soup, garlic & onion in a jug and mix. Then pour
over balls. Cook on high for 5 hours or low for 8 hours
02-09-2013 15:53 #3
My go to budget/ easy meal is burritos!
Packet of tortillas
Lettuce, tomato, cheese
& whatever sauce ( I love my spicy red)
02-09-2013 16:13 #4
Chicken Noodles/chow mein
500g chicken mince
1 grated carrot
1 grated zucchini
1/4 shredded wombok cabbage
1/4 cup oyster sauce
Egg noodles or thin noodles boiled, rinsed then mixed in with mince. Kids love it.
Meatballs and spaghetti
1 onion finely chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 grated carrot
6 mushrooms finely chopped
1/4 cup grated cheese
1 tps vegata seasoning or salt n pepper
2 tbs chopped parsley
1 tin diced tomatoes
Spaghetti to serve
Mix all ingredients and form meatballs. Place in a small to med baking dish and top with tin of tomatoes. Bake for 25mins or so and serve with spaghetti.
I love this recipe as there is no need for eggs or breadcrumbs. The cheese seems to hold it together.
02-09-2013 16:16 #5
02-09-2013 16:28 #6
Tuna pasta salad.
Cook some pasta spirals
Place a can of tuna chunks in brine into a bowl
Chop up some tomato, avocado, capsicum, carrot, anything you have really, you can also add frozen peas into the pasta water, (or any frozen veggies you may have.)
Drain and. Pour the pasta into the bowl, mix and serve. I also drizzle a little ev olive oil over the top and a squeeze of lemon if I have it.
I make this as easy lunch or dinner for my girls and I. I use the small cans of tuna you buy for about $1, and it feeds the 3 of us. The girls are 3 and 1.
If dh were eating it too, I'd use the big cans of tuna, and cook more pasta.
Still easy, still cheap.
02-09-2013 16:41 #7
03-09-2013 12:09 #8
500grams Chicken breast
1/4 cup light soy
ITB Rice wine vinegar
1TB crush garlic
1tsp of curry powder
250grams Vermicelli Noodles
What ever vegies you have (i usually use carrots, onion, capsicum, snow peas etc)
Diced up the chicken and marinate it in the soy sauce, garlic and rice wine vinegar for at least 30 mins but i usually do it in the morning of. Prepare the noodles as per the packet (just put in boiling water) Pour some oil in the wok and cook and chicken and marinade then put in to the side. Heat up the wok again with more oil and fry off the curry powder for 1 min and then add the vegies. Pop the chicken and marinade back in and the noodles and mix together and serve. I love this and its so quick too!
Potato Omellete is also a huge hit in out house dice and part boil the patatos and fry off in the fry pan and add anything you like. We usually add onion, bacon, cap, mushrooms spinich) and eggs. once its 90% cooked we add a sprinkle off cheese and finish off under the grill!
03-09-2013 12:36 #9
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