This is my cheap party meal list. The meals usually cost $10.00 or less.
Red Beans and Rice with Kielbasa:
It takes 2 cans of red beans, four cups of rice and one pound Kielbasa. Cook the beans with the Kielbasa, let it reduce and add the rice. Add a tablespoon of Tamari, with salt and pepper to taste. So far I have not found a gluten free, vegetarian substitute for Kielbasa. Morning Star sausage links are great but are not gluten free.
Crock Pot Chili:
Combine 2 cans of Bush’s pinto beans, 2 cans of Bush’s black beans, 2 cans of Hormel Chili, 1 can Del Monte corn. Add salt and pepper to taste. (Veggie version: use Amy’s Vegetarian chili) Use tortilla chips on the side.
Brown 1 pound of hamburger or ground turkey (veggie version: crumble 4 Franklin Farms Portabella fresh Vegiburgers and brown in olive oil, this costs about the same as a pound of hamburger ), add garlic salt and black pepper and then add 2 cans of Hunt’s spaghetti sauce and simmer till it thickens. Add extra tomatoes and vegetables if you like. Use with the spaghetti of your choice. For gluten free I use Tinkyada Joy Pasta.
Chicken or Tofu Fried Rice:
Chop 2 chicken breasts or 8 oz. of tofu into cubes. Brown the protein choice in olive oil and add garlic salt and black pepper to taste. Scramble 2 eggs into the protein and then add four cups cooked Minute Rice and 1 tablespoon Tamari.