Recipes Under $20

One-Pot Chili Mac & Cheese

One-Pot Chili Mac & Cheese

One-Pot Chili Mac & Cheese Serves 6 Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon of olive oil – stock 1 spanish or yellow onion, chopped finely – $1.19 2 cloves of garlic, minced – stock ½-lb lean ground beef – $5.49 12-oz bottle of beer (I used a wheat beer, Blue Moon) – stock 2½ cups low-sodium chicken broth[…]

Pulled Pork Pasta Salad

Pulled Pork Pasta Salad

Pulled Pork Pasta Salad Serves 12 as a side dish Note: This salad was intended as a straight-up side dish to enjoy pretty much any season. As I wasn’t entertaining a large group of guests, I found myself scarfing up just about all of the leftovers after our first round of photos and tastings. At[…]

Sweet & Savory Asian-style Pulled Pork

Asian Pulled Pork

Sweet & Savory Asian-Style Pulled Pork Serves 8 Inspired by Dessert Before Dinner Dry Rub Ingredients: ½-Tablespoon Chinese Five Spice – $2.26 Generous amount of freshly ground black pepper – stock ½-Tablespoon kosher salt – stock ½-Tablespoon packed brown sugar – stock 1 teaspoon ground ginger – stock 5lb bone-in pork shoulder – $10.51 Ingredients[…]

Spinach-Mango Salad Pizzettes

Mango Pizzette

Spinach-Mango Salad Pizzettes Makes 6 Pizzettes Ingredients: 1-package whole-wheat pita breads (6 per package) – $2.59 1/3 lb. Fontina cheese, shredded – $2.00 1 ripe mangoes, pitted and cut into ¼” dice – $1.00 3 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped – $0.99 1 Jalapeno pepper, minced – $0.14 ¼ cup Bermuda onion, finely diced – $0.79[…]

Honey & Cashew-Crusted Chicken

Honey & Cashew-Crusted Chicken_opt

Honey & Cashew-Crusted Chicken Serves 3 Ingredients: 1½ lbs chicken drumsticks – $3.00 ¾-cup Italian seasoned Panko breadcrumbs – $2.59 ½-cup roasted, unsalted cashews, crumbled into bits (I dump into a ziploc, seal and bash with a mallet) – $5.99 ¾ teaspoon kosher salt – stock ½-cup flour – stock 1 egg – stock 1[…]

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala Serves 3 to 4 Adapted from Annie’s Noms Ingredients for the Marinade: ¾-cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt – $1.49 3 teaspoons lemon juice – stock ¾ teaspoon ground cumin – stock ¾ teaspoon kosher salt – stock ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper – stock ¼ teaspoon ground ginger – stock 1½ lbs[…]