Yummy Homemade Family Meals for Under $10

Posted on 03/06/2008

Feeling like Mexican? Italian? Maybe Greek? No need to head to a restaurant to feed the fam, we've got you covered. All you need are (around) $10 worth of groceries, a little prep time and a big appetite.

Recipe #1 - Chili Cornbread Pie
Shopping List
1 lb. Ground Turkey - $3.50
16 oz. Can of Tomato Sauce - $.99
15 oz. Can of Black Beans - $.69
15 oz. Can of Whole-Kernel Corn - $.69
2 packages (8.5 oz. each) dry corn muffin mix - $.89
Taco Seasoning - $.79
12 oz. Can of Evaporated Milk - $1.19
2 Eggs - $.99
Total - $9.73

Step 1 - Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.

Step 2 - Cook ground turkey in a skillet until there's no pink remaining. Drain the meat. Stir in the taco seasoning, tomato sauce, corn, black beans and 3/4 of the can of evaporated milk. Bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat and allow the mixture to simmer for five minutes. Stir occasionally. Pour mixture into baking dish.

Step 3 - In a medium bowl, combine corn muffin mix, eggs, and remaining evaporated milk. Stir and then spoon the mixture evenly over the turkey mixture.

Step 4 - Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Recipe #2 - Homemade Pizza
Shopping List
Ready-to-cook Pizza Crust - $2.13
Pizza Sauce - $1.25
Shredded Mozzerella - $2.99
Can of Mushrooms - $.89
Total - $7.26

Step 1 - Open the pizza crust container and spread it out on a cookie sheet. Follow the instructions on the package. Pre-baking may be required before adding toppings.

Step 2 - Top the crust with pizza sauce, mushrooms and cheese. Add other ingredients such as onions, sausage or pineapple.
Step 3 - Bake a little longer, until the cheese is bubbly.

Step 4- Slice up and eat.

Recipe #3 - Turkey Meatball Gyros
Shopping List
1 lb. Ground Turkey - $3.50
Pita Bread (4-6 slices) - $3.00
1 bunch of Scallions - $.99
Yellow Rice - $.79
1/4 cup Plain Yogurt (or Greek Yogurt) - $.63
½ cup of bread crumbs - $.99
1 Large Egg - from your fridge
1/4 tsp. Ground Cinnamon - from your pantry
Total: $9.90

Step 1 - Move oven rack to highest position and heat broiler.

Step 2 - Combine turkey, cinnamon, salt, pepper, bread crumbs, egg and 3/4 of the scallions (chopped) in a bowl. Shape the meat mixture into golf ball-size meatballs, placing them on a foil-lined baking sheet.

Step 3 - Broil the meatballs until they are cooked through. This should take about eight minutes. Turn them once during cooking.

Step 4 - Top or fill a slice of pita with meatballs, yogurt and remaining scallions.

By: Alison Storm

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