Sunday, October 31, 2010

Taco Soup

1 lb ground beef $2.89 I used ground chuck you can find cheaper meat

1 can stewed tomato $0.93

I can tomato sauce $0.98

1 can corn with juice $0.87

1 cup black beans $0.24

1 cup pinto beans $0.17

1 package taco seasoning $1.28

½ cup chopped onion $0.34

Grated cheese $0.54

Sour cream $0.10

Brown ground beef in a large pot. Drain off fat. Cook onions into the meat. Once onions are done add stew tomatoes, tomato sauce, corn, beans and the taco seasoning. Let simmer for 30 minutes.

Top bowls with grated cheese, sour cream, diced onions and tortilla chips.

Makes 6 to 8 servings depending on the size of the bowl

For us it is a 6 serving meal. Let’s remember that I have teenage boys.

Total cost: $8.34 Cost per serving of $1.39

For this meal I used previously cooked and frozen beans. I cook my beans in a crock pot and freeze in zip lock bags. (sandwich bags I double bag them) Do not drain your beans you will need a little juice in each bag. Each bag equals one cup.

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