$4 for Family of 4 Chili

This makes enough for 2 meals

1 tbsp. olive oil  (.20)
2 cloves garlic  (.10)
1 red bell pepper, chopped  (1.00)  (I found ours on sale.  If you find red peppers are expensive, green peppers can be substituted.)
2 carrots (.20)
1 small zuchini (.90)
12 oz. frozen corn (.75)
2 tbsp. cumin  (.30)
1 tsp. paprika  (.14)
1 tsp. cinnamon  (.10)
1/2 tbsp. onion powder   (.25)
1 – 28 oz. can diced tomatoes  (1.08)
3 cups cooked kidney beans  (.75)

-Coat bottom of skillet with oil.

-Add garlic, pepper, carrots, zucchini, corn and onion powder to skillet and stir to coat.   (We use onion powder because our 2 year old refuses to touch any dish with onions.  Use two onions, chopped, if you don’t have to contend with a quirky little girl  )

-Saute veggies until soft, about 10 minutes, on medium heat, stirring occasionally.

-Add spices to the veggies, stir to coat, and cook one minute longer.

-Transfer the entire mixture to a slow cooker.

-Add the tomatoes and cooked beans, and stir.

-Cook on low heat for 3 to 6 hours. 

Serves 6 to 8.  (Save for another meal or freeze one meal size portion for another day). 

A yummy complement to this soup would be No Knead Bread.

Total cost for the soup = 5.77; if you serve 8, that is .72 per serving or $2.88 for 4.

The bread will cost roughly $1.30 now, and will also make 8 servings; that is .16 per serving, or .65 for 4. 

The soup with bread is $3.53 for a family of 4, assuming you buy your ingredients on sale.


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