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How about starting a thread for thrifty 2-ingredient recipes???
1 pound ground beef
1 large can vegetable soup
Brown ground beef, drain. Add the can of soup (undiluted). Season to taste. Simmer over low heat until heated through. Serve on bread or hamburger rolls. (You can add a little diced onion if you have some handy.)
This was a favorite recipe of my kids when they were growing up. Cheap, filling, and fast. I still make this for myself sometimes after a long day at work.
Does anyone have any others?
here's mine! :)
1 pkg. scalloped potatos
chicken breast or pork chops
mix the cheese sauce with 2 cups of water and pour into your crockpot, add potatos and meat and cook on high for about 6 hours (depends on what kind of crockpot you have, mine cooks in about 5 hours) season to taste.
This makes great Christmas gifts.
BEER BREAD MIX
3 cups self-rising flour (must be self-rising)
1/2 cup white sugar
To use: Combine ingredients with a 12-oz. can of beer. Dough will be sticky. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake at 375 degrees F. for 45-50 minutes. Pour 2 tablespoons of melted butter over the top when you take the loaf out. Let the bread sit in the loaf pan 5 minutes before removing to finish cooling.
Well, it's not really a recipe, but years ago we used to make a package of beef rice-a-roni & add a lb of browned ground beef. Yummy! I wonder why I stopped doing this?
I did the same thing with Rice-A-Roni spanish rice flavored mix. Again, this was one of my kid's favorite fast suppers.
My husband likes the Zatarans red beans and rice with sliced sausage (smoked sausage)
Canned chili and maccaroni
Bagels with cheddar-- sprinkle with garlic powder and dill weed
French fries with chili
quesadias made with shredded cheddar cheese
This is so easy it may as well be just 2 ingredients.
cut green bell peppers in half lengthwise. Remove seeds. Place in baking pan/dish
fill peppers with a good quality frozen pre cooked meatballs or leftover meat loaf.
Add spaghetti sauce of choice. Add a splash of water to pan.
Cover with foil and bake until peppers are soft.
Serve with rice.
How about 2-ingredient baked goods - this was posted last year (on Recipes I think) by Frostqt
1 box spice cake mix
1 small can (the regular size can) of pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
Mix together. Grease a 9 x 13 pan, bake at 350º for 27 minutes
To me it is a cross between gingerbread and pumpkin bread. Dense texture but pretty good for 2 ingredients!
can also be used for muffins (DorothyR's Super Easy Pumpkin Muffins) - add 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice to the above. Line 12 regular-size muffin tins with paper liners (cups will be full; don't worry, won't overflow), bake at 350º for 18-22 minutes.
Here's mine- it was a hit at a dinner party!
Vanilla bean ice cream + a little bit of double strength coffee poured on top. It sounds odd, but believe me it is delicious!!!!! My guests kept asking for more- I think they ate all the ice cream I had.
Be sure to make the coffee well in advance because it needs to be at room temperature when you pour it over the ice cream or else you will melt everything!
Here's another great simple but elegant dessert: Scoop lemon sorbet into dessert dishes. Spoon thawed frozen raspberries over the top. Serve with a wafer cookies. That's it! I had a friend who served this all the time. It's a great refreshing dessert for summer meals.
China, when I worked at Mc Donalds I had people ordering vanilla milk shakes with coffee or shots of expresso in it........ Spokane WA was evidently a test zone for the espressos.
We call it Chili Mac
1 box macaroni and cheese
1 can chili
Prepare the mac and cheese then add the can of chili and heat through.
Zesty Italian Chicken Breasts
1 bottle Zesty Italian Salad Dressing (you can even buy the Good Seasons and Mix it or regular Italian)
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (or even bone in chicken works)
Maranate (sp) the chicken at least 4 hours for lots of flavor. Bake, broil or grill until done.
We frequently buy the boneless skineless chicken breasts when the fresh go on sale. I will put enough meat in a baggie to feed the family one meal, pour in the dressing and then freeze until ready. Talk about ultra moist and flavorful chicken.
I like to freeze the marinade w/the chicen/cops too. We love Dale's Seasoning w/chicken breasts. Very good! Lipton Onion Soup Mix w/chicken or chops are good too. I will eitherput the meat into egg, then the soup mix or just sprinkle it on both sides. DH loves it like that.
I am going to do a three ingredient recipe - hope no one minds. This is a good one, tried and true.
one turkey breast (make sure it is small enough to fit in your crock pot)
1/2 envelope of dried onion soup mix (the original recipe called for 1 whole envelope, but I don't need the sodium and I think my recipe works well).
one can of cranberry sauce
put turkey in crock pot - cover with the remaining. It is a really good recipe, makes a nice sauce.
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