Frugal Eats {Recipes on a Budget} This week is CHILI – 2 ways

Each week Budget Savvy Diva brings us creative recipes for eating on a budget. This week looks very yummy! And it is as low as $.64 a serving!

I decided this week on Frugal Eats to take a frugal chili two ways – to check out more frugal eats recipes go HERE

Turkey Chili Makes 8 servings at 86 cents each

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 medium onion, diced

3 cloves garlic, chopped

1 green pepper, diced

1/4 cup chili powder

1 1/2 pounds ground turkey or ground beef

1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes

1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce

1/4 cup ketchup

1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 packet (.19 oz) instant beef-flavored broth granules

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 can (19 oz) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1. Heat oil in large pot over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, green pepper and chili powder; saute for 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add turkey; cook for about 6 minutes, breaking up chunks as you go.

2. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, ketchup, cayenne, instant broth, and salt; simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes. Add kidney beans; cook for 4 minutes or until heated through. Serve topped with sour cream and green onions, if desired.

Vegetarian Chili Makes 8 servings at 61 cents each

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 large onion, chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

3 tablespoons chili powder

1 green bell pepper, diced

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 medium zucchini, diced

1 medium yellow squash, diced

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 can (14.5 oz) stewed tomatoes

1 can (11 oz) corn, drained

1 can (15.5 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed

1/4 teaspoon salt

1. Heat oil in large pot over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and chili powder and sauté for 5 minutes. Add bell peppers; sauté 5 minutes. Add zucchini, squash, oregano and cayenne; saute for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes; cook 10 minutes. Stir in corn, black beans and salt; cook for 5 minutes or until heated through.

2. Serve with sour cream, cooked rice, and shredded cheese, if desired

Thank you Sara with

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