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Cheap and Cheerful Dinners: 28 Recipes Under $5

28 Easy $5 Dinner Recipes

These 28 easy $5 dinner recipes are perfect for busy weeknights. All of these recipes are budget-friendly and can be made with ingredients you likely already have in your pantry. From hearty soups and stews to delicious pasta dishes, these recipes are sure to please the whole family.


* 2 cans of black beans
* 1 can of diced tomatoes
* 1 onion, diced
* 2 cloves of garlic, minced
* 1 teaspoon of chili powder
* 1 teaspoon of cumin
* 1 teaspoon of oregano
* 1/2 teaspoon of salt
* 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
* 1/4 cup of cilantro, chopped
* 2 tablespoons of olive oil


1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
2. Add the onion and garlic and cook until the onion is softened, about 5 minutes.
3. Add the chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper and cook for 1 minute.
4. Add the black beans, diced tomatoes, and 1/2 cup of water.
5. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 15 minutes.
6. Stir in the cilantro and serve.

Nutritional Information:

* Calories: 200
* Fat: 7g
* Carbohydrates: 28g
* Protein: 8g
* Sodium: 590mg

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