So you and your buddies are in your dorm room not sure where you are getting money for your next meal. All of you are on a tight budget and almost down to your last dollar. What do you do? Do you look to the sky and wait for Manna to fall from above? If you reach deep into your pocket you probably don’t have enough cash to afford a good meal. What if all of you reach into your pockets and put your cash together? What was that? You only have $10 together? That should actually put a smile on your face. There are quite a lot of meals that you can make with a budget of $10 or less and I’m here to give you a few.
1. Chicken and Bean Burritos
One of the easiest yet tastiest meals to make. Chicken and bean burritos are guaranteed to satisfy your appetite for a tasty meal that’s easy to make and doesn’t take long to prepare. To make the meal you’ll need the following:
• Vegetable oil.
• Onions, finely chopped.
• Garlic powder
• 1 can of condensed bean with bacon soup
• chunky salsa
• Chicken breast in water, drained
• 8flour tortillas, warmed
Preparation: First, heat the vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat. Once it’s warm, add the onion garlic powder and cook till the onion is tender. Once it’s tender, add the condensed bean with bacon soup along with the salsa and chicken. Stir till the mixture is hot and simmering.
Once simmered, spoon about 1/3 cup of the mixture down the center of each tortilla. Fold the tortilla to enclose the mixture inside and there you have it. Easy and fast to prepare.
Everybody loves meatloaf. You don’t have to give up on eating meatloaf because of a budget. You can still have a good meal for less than 10. You will need:
• cup chopped green onions
• dry mustard
• an egg
• dry breadcrumbs
• minced garlic
• black pepper
• crushed red pepper
• ground sirloin
• Cooking spray
Preparation: Mix all the ingredients in a bowl except for the ketchup and cooking spray. Add some ketchup in the mixture. Mix with your hands until it has combined. After it has combined, shape the loaf and place it on a pan coated with cooking spray. Bake it for 20 min at 400 degrees. Your meatloaf is ready to be served. Whether to brush with ketchup depends on you.
3. Toast with Re fried Beans and Avocado
For a budget meal, you can never go wrong with toast. For this tasty, easy to make meal, you don’t need many things. All you need is:
• Sliced Sandwich bread
• Homemade or store-bought fried beans
• Avocado (thinly sliced)
• Silvered onions
Preparation: it is simple because all you need to do is put the bread into a toaster and toast it to your desired consistency. Once the bread has been toasted, top it with the re fried beans and avocado slices, add the silvered onions and a little salt. The meal is ready to eat. Simple and easy.
In conclusion, it’s not as hard to get a tasty meal on a budget as one you would think. All you need to do is think outside the box and to can find numerous things you can cook for on a $10 budget.
Vladislav Kogan from Australia is a blogger and academic essay services expert.