Sunday, August 16, 2009

On a Budget Meals: Learn to Bulk Cooking & Save $$$

Thanks again to my friend Karen for writing this amazing article! Karen doesn't have a blog (yet), but she writes for ehow :-) you can check out her latest article here!

On a Budget Meals

A double batch of Chili can do so many delicious dishes.

Basic Chili Recipe
3 to 3 and 1/2 pounds ground beef
2 envelopes of Williams brand chili seasoning mix (in a silver package)
2 envelopes McCormicks brand mild chili seasoning mix
4 small cans tomato sauce
4 cups water Brown meat in large pot, drain grease, leaving about 3 tablespoonful for taste.
Add seasonings, tomato sauce and water, mix well and bring to boil, simmer for about 20 minutes.

This is your basic chili for the following dishes.

20 ct. corn tortillas
1lb. velveeta cheese
small yellow sweet onion
2 cups chili
Warm your tortillas in about 3 tablespoonful of clean oil, one at a time, just to bubbling around edges, do not let them get hard. Remove and place on plate, repeat until all tortillas are warm. Cut up velveeta into strips about 1/2 thick and 1/2 wide. Chop onion and set aside. If your chili is cold, you will want to heat it up in a sauce pan. Meanwhile, using an oblong glass baking dish, lay out one tortilla, put a few onions and a couple of pieces of cheese in center and roll up. Move to end of dish, and repeat until all tortillas are rolled. Use any onion and cheese left over on top of tortillas, pour chili over all this and heat in oven for 30 minutes at 400 degrees.Serve with tortilla chips and hot sauce! Yummy!

Chili Burritos
6 frozen beef n bean burritos
velveeta or shredded cheddar cheese
chopped onions, if desired 1 &1/2 cups chili
First you will need to deep fry frozen burritos and drain on paper towel. Heat chili in saucepan until bubbles around edges. For each burrito, place on plate, add onions and cheese, cover with generous amount of chili, and enjoy! Messy but really good.

Chili Beans
1 large can ranch style beans or cooked pinto beans garlic powder onion powder chili powder 2 cups chili. This one is easy, just mix everything together in pot and heat, I use about 1/2 teaspoonful of each seasoning, maybe a little more chili powder. Great with sweet cornbread, which is easily made with a package mix!

Frito Pie
medium size bag frito corn chips
yellow sweet onion
1/2 lb. velveeta
2 to 3 cups chili
Heat chili in saucepan, just until warm. Using a glass baking dish, pour fritos in bottom and top with chopped onion and thinly sliced velveeta. Pour chili over this and heat in oven for about 20 minutes at 400 degrees.

There are so many dishes you can use the chili with, such as chili cheese fries, chili dogs, chili con queso, or just chili and cornbread.
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Anonymous said...

I really enjoy bulk cooking also thanks Karen.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Andrea that last post was from Mandi from Henderson

Andrea said...

Thanks Mandi for stopping by and Karen is going to start a bulk cooking recipe every week. :) Yippee