Eating on a Budget: 24 Favorite Dirt Cheap Meals

2. Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros can be called as the perfect breakfast choice. They are filling and satisfying and they look pretty enough to serve to guests. If you’re thinking about what you can serve to your better half as a breakfast in bed, this meal is the right choice.

Other than looking good and being tasty, this meal is also cheap (it will cost you around $1.10 per serving) and quick to make (a total of 25 minutes, 10min for preparation and 15min for cooking), and you can combine many ingredients according to your liking. If you want to make your breakfast as quickly as possible, you can use a pre-season can of beans and ready-made salsa, but if you have some time on your hands you can prepare everything by yourself. All it takes is some creativity, or a good recipe. (link)

3. Southwest Breakfast Scramble

You can never go wrong if you chose to put eggs in your breakfast combination, and this meal can be said to be one of the tastiest breakfasts out there, and on top of that it is also one of the cheapest. All your favorite ingredients (eggs, salsa, cheese, black beans…) are inside this one meal. If you haven’t tried it, when you do – you will not want to eat anything else for days.

We said it is a good breakfast choice, but that doesn’t have to mean that morning is the only time you can eat it. It is good for whatever time of the day and the best thing is that you can pack it in a box and carry it with you to your work place or school, and ensure that, besides eating an affordable meal you know what you are eating. Here is the recipe for this delicious meal.

4. Ham and Potato Frittata

This is one of the cheapest meals ever, as one serving costs you less than a dollar (around $0.75). Frittatas are fun and interesting because you can fill them with just about anything that comes to your mind. If you want this meal to be filling and tasty, one option (out of many) is to fill them with thinly sliced potatoes. You will get good portions that will satisfy your hunger and save you money. If you want to add some extra taste, you can put some ham or bacon inside and some vegetables, according to your liking. If you are feeling very gourmet you can add some cheese into the mix for extra pleasure. It will take you about 40 minutes to prepare and cook the entire meal, and then you can enjoy this delicious cheap food. You can find the recipe here.

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