I am happy to participate in the $5dollar dinners Bargain Meal of the Week.
For more of my $5 meals to go Bargain Meals and 1 trip, 1 bag, 5 dinners
Pork Chops with Apples and Stuffing (Serves 6)
1 pkg. (6 oz.) STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for Chicken $.78
1 can (21 oz.) apple pie filling $1.98
6 boneless pork loin chops (1-1/2 lb.), 3/4 inch thick $2.97
HEAT oven to 375ºF.
PREPARE stuffing as directed on package.
SPREAD pie filling onto bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; top with chops and stuffing. Cover with foil.
BAKE 40 min. or until chops are done (160ºF), removing foil after 30 min.
(You can substitute 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves)
Total $5.73 serves 6, so for a family of 4 it will be $3.82. For $5 you can feed your family of 4 and have leftovers.
A1 Meatloaf (serves 8)
1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce, divided. Hy-Top $.27
2 lb. ground beef $3.96
1 onion, chopped $.54
1 cup fresh bread crumbs (on hand)
1/3 cup A.1. Original Steak Sauce $.99
2 eggs, beaten $.20
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
HEAT oven to 350°F.
RESERVE half the tomato sauce. Mix remaining tomato sauce with remaining ingredients.
PRESS meat mixture into 9x5-inch loaf pan.
BAKE 1 hour or until done (160ºF), draining fat and topping meatloaf with reserved sauce after 50 min.
Total $5.90 for 8, for a family of 4 that would be $2.95.
You still have money left to add a spinach salad and a hot steamed green vegetable. Special Extra Add 1 small green pepper, chopped, to meat mixture before pressing into pan.