Loving The Northwest

Loving The Northwest

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

$5 Dinners for a Family of 4 - ingredients purchased at WinCo Food

All Ingredients were purchased at WinCo Food on 10/3

Meal #1
Serves 4

1 lb. ground beef $1.98
1/2 cup finely chopped onions $.27
2 cloves garlic, minced $.15
1 tsp. dried oregano leaves
1 tsp. crushed red pepper
8 Flour Tortillas (Tia Rosa) $1.98 for a 10ct
6 oz. VELVEETA Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product, cut into 8 slices $.84 ($4.34 for 32oz)
2 cups oil (you should have on hand)
1/4 cup Sour Cream $.20
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro $.25 ($.54 for a bunch)

Brown meat in large skillet on medium-high heat; drain. Add onions, garlic, oregano and pepper; mix well. Cook until onions are tender, stirring occasionally; drain.

Place 1/4 cup meat mixture onto center of each tortilla; top with VELVEETA. Fold in all sides of tortillas to completely enclose filling; secure with wooden toothpicks. Place in single layer on baking sheet; cover. Refrigerate 20 min.

HEAT oil in large saucepan on medium-high heat. Add tortilla pouches, 2 at a time; cook 5 min. or until golden brown. Drain. Remove toothpicks. Serve topped with sour cream and cilantro.

Total $5.67

Meal #2
Cheesy Chicken Pot Pie
Serves 8
3 cups chopped cooked chicken 1 pkg. $2.18
(16 oz.) frozen vegetable blend, thawed, drained (Flav-R-Pak) $.98
8 oz VELVEETA Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product, cut into 1/2-inch cubes $1.12
1 can (10-3/4 oz.) reduced-sodium condensed cream of chicken soup $.97
1 can (8 oz.) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls $1.56 (Pillsbury - use your coupon)

HEAT oven to 375ºF.

COMBINE first 4 ingredients in 13x9-inch baking dish.

UNROLL dough; place over chicken mixture.

BAKE 20 to 25 min. or until crust is golden brown.
Total $6.81 for 8 people, that makes it $3.40 for a family of 4 with left overs for lunch or dinner the next night.

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