Loving The Northwest

Loving The Northwest

Sunday, May 1, 2011

$5 dollar Bargain Meals - Parmesan and Romano Beef

WinCo $5 Bargain Meals - all ingredients purchased at WinCo Foods
I am happy to participate in the 5 dollar dinners Bargain Meal of the Week.
For more low budget meals to go Bargain Meals and 1 trip, 1 bag, 5 dinners

Parmesan and Romano Beef
Serves 4

This is a nice quick meal when you are in a hurry.

1 package RICE-A-RONI® Nature's Way ™ Parmesan and Romano ($.98)
1 pound ground beef or turkey ($1.98 beef)
1 tablespoon olive oil (on hand)
1 1/4 cups water (on hand)
1/2 cup milk (on hand)
1 cup frozen peas (optional) (I don't like peas but if you choose to use about a cup it would be about $.50)
1 minced garlic clove (optional) (on hand)

1. In medium saucepan, cook 1 lb. ground beef or turkey until no longer pink; drain.

2. Stir in rice, 1 1/4 cups water and 1 Tbsp. olive oil; bring to a boil.

3. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer 22-28 min. or until rice is tender and most of water is absorbed.

4. Stir in 1/2 cup milk and Special Seasonings. Return to a boil; stir and cook 1-2 min. or until most of liquid is absorbed. Cover and let stand 3-5 min. before serving.

Total price is $3.46 you can purchase a bag of mixed salad for $.98 to add to your meal.

Thank you to Rice-A-Roni for this recipe

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