Guess what? This recipe is frugal, too! While you can use any brands, there are lots of coupons HERE, and when combined with sales, you can stock your pantry and freezer with ingredients to make this whenever you want.
Here’s the rundown on the ingredients:
|1||lb extra lean (at least 93%) ground beef (1.88/# recently)|
|1/2||cup sliced green onions|
|1||cup Old El Paso® Thick ‘n Chunky Salsa (look for sales this month)|
|1 1/2||teaspoons chili powder (.10 Tone’s sale w/coupon)|
|3/4||teaspoon cumin (.05 Tone’s sale w/coupon)|
|1||can (11 oz) Green Giant® Mexicorn® corn, drained|
|1||pouch Betty Crocker® loaded mashed potatoes (from 6.1 oz box) (FREE in November w/coupons)|
|1 1/3||cups water|
|2||tablespoons butter or margarine|
|1||cup milk (still 1.79/gallon @ Aldi)|
|1/2||cup shredded Cheddar cheese (2 oz) (.99 for 2 cups recently)|
|1||medium tomato, sliced into thin wedges|
|Tortilla chips, if desired (.99 for a big bag @ Aldi)|
You can substitute ground turkey or chicken for the beef (although the really lean beef will give it heartier flavor). You could also use regular chopped onion instead of the green onion. Any of the potato varieties will do, including the cheesy one. Look for sales on these ingredients this month, especially as we get closer to the Super Bowl. This will be a good time to stock up on spicy foods.
Do you have a favorite recipe that is also frugal?