5 Easy And Cheap Recipes That You Can Make Every Day
Coming up with new recipes every day is really tough. Sometimes you just run out of ideas and can’t come up with a new one on the spot. It can get even more difficult when you consider your daily or monthly budget too.
Having easy and cheap recipes ready to make every day, could make your job much easier. That’s why I want to share with you some of the best recipes that are not only easy and cheap but also tasty and healthy.
I really love scrambled eggs. They are easy to make, have cheap ingredients, and can be eaten every day. To make scrambled eggs you need an egg or two, 1 tablespoon butter, and 1 cup shredded cheese.
Simply beat several eggs in a medium bowl with a fork until well combined. You can use as many eggs as you want, usually, three is enough for a person. Add a pinch of salt. Now, use a skillet and add a tablespoon of butter, and heat it up over medium heat until the butter is melted. Then, pour in the eggs.
Don’t forget to scrape the bottom of the skillet with a plastic spatula. This is so the eggs won’t get burned. When the eggs are set but still moist, remove from the heat and serve. You can sprinkle some cheese or chopped kale if you want.
Egg and bean burritos
Burritos are one of the best and easiest meals that you can eat every day. You can go ahead and prepare the scrambled eggs first. The ingredients are 8 flour tortillas, 15 oz black beans, salsa, and 1 cup of shredded cheese.
Now take out the tortillas, some heated beans, enough shredded cheese, and salsa. Next, you can just wrap all the ingredients in tortillas. Everyone is free to do it themselves. Egg and bean burrito is also great to be eaten on the go. Perfect for lunch too.
For dinner, try lentil stew. This recipe is really easy to make, and you can customize it however you want. The ingredients are:
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- 1 ½ cups dry green or brown lentils
- 3 carrots, thinly sliced.
- 3 celery stalks, sliced.
- 1 yellow onion, diced.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil.
- 4 cups water
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
Before you start cooking, remember that you don’t need to soak the dry lentils like other beans. You can use them right off the bat. Simply mix all the ingredients into a slow cooker and cook on low heat for six hours. Wait until the stew is thick is smells good. Very easy right? Even better than you can reheat the leftover for later.
Ham and beans
Do you have leftover ham? This recipe can make use of that. The ingredients are:
- 1 lb. ham, cubed.
- 1 yellow onion, diced.
- ½ teaspoon salt.
- ½ teaspoon black pepper.
- 6 cups water.
- 1 lb. dried great northern beans.
- ½ tablespoon garlic
Simply soak the beans overnight, drain them, then mix all the ingredients in a slow cooker on low heat for six hours.
Meatballs with spaghetti
Your kids will surely love this meal. The ingredients are simple:
- 500g pork and beef, minced.
- 16p onion.
- 400g chopped tomatoes.
- Chosen by You green pesto sauce.
- 500g spaghetti
- 142 tomato puree.
You can use eggs to stop the meatballs from falling apart. So the eggs will keep the minced meat sticking together while being cooked. Besides eggs, you can use ricotta or yogurt. To make the meatballs, it’s better to measure the ingredients, so they will be consistent.
You can make up to 16 meatballs. Place them on a board and let them chill for 30 mins. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Cook the meatballs until browned thoroughly, turn occasionally.
For the sauce, heat the oil in a pan, add onion and sugar, and cook over medium heat for 5-7 mins. Add garlic and cook for 1-2 mins more. Now add the meatballs into the sauce and simmer for 15-20 mins. Turning them occasionally. Serve the meatballs with spaghetti.
Each recipe should cost $10 max
According to my calculations, each recipe shouldn’t cost more than $10. Obviously, you can increase the cost according to your needs. I’m just showing you that it’s possible to make a cheap yet tasty dinner for your family.