1. Tortellini Soup - This is a family favorite that takes less than 30 minutes to prepare. This recipe calls for tortellini, chicken broth, chicken (or you can substitute sausage to cut costs even more and it tastes great), frozen broccoli and cheese. Serve this with some garlic bread and you have yourself a fabulous meal.
2. Chicken Delicious - This easy slow cooker meal uses chicken, cream of celery soup, cream of mushroom soup, sherry and a few spices. Set your crockpot for 8 to 10 hours and you have yourself a perfectly tasty meal. This is best served with pasta.
3. French Dips - Another simple slow cooker meal that calls for 4 ingredients. All you need to complete this meal is beef brisket (usually pretty cheap at the grocery store), beef broth, onions, cheese and french bread. You will even have enough money left to get some tator tots which your kids are sure to enjoy!
4. Classic Beef Stroganoff - This is a hearty meal that needs no sides. All you need is a bag of egg noodles, strip steak (a cheap cut), sour cream, flour, onion and beef broth. Follow the recipe and you have yourself an inexpensive meal to savor.