Cheap Chili Night

It’s cold outside.
My grocery budget is shot for the week since we ate out too much (yes we are those kinda people).
The football game is on.

What’s for dinner???
How about some chili?
It’s cheap and GOOD!


After an afternoon of going to Hobby Lobby to check out the Christmas Decor (yes I’m the kinda girl that puts up Christmas Nov. 1st) and seeing what fabric and hair stuff I could buy to make Kimber, the girls and I headed to Aldi’s.

I love going to Aldi when I need a quick dinner idea because I can get almost any basic there! Plus I needed milk and it was only $2.74 !!! Where I normally shop it’s $3.89… That a whole $1.10 and that adds up!

Another HUGE reason why I love going to Aldi is because I walked in and out in less than 10 minutes only spending $11.17 total for what all I got!!! That would NEVER happen at the other place!

Okay back to the chili! It’s so simple. Here is what I bought:


2 cans of Tomato Sauce 2x .25= .50
Chili Season Packet .49
Onion (bought a bag of 5 for .99 but only used 1) .20
Can of Kidney Beans .59
1lb. of Meat
(I used Deer meat because we already had some, so that equals free for us)
Aldi had 1lb. of frozen Ground Beef for $3.79 and 1lb. of Turkey for $1.89, but you don’t have to use meat at all if you don’t want to, but if you don’t use meat I would add another can of beans.

Our cost for dinner$1.78 !!!!
Say what??? Actually it was only $1.19 because I already had the Kidney Beans and Deer meat!

Here’s what you do: Brown your meat and add the 2 cans of Tomato Sauce


Add your beans


Add your season packet and stir.

Also my husband came into the kitchen and he CAN’T let things be… so he added a can of Rotel that we already had in the cabinet and some garlic salt to season.



That’s IT! We let it simmer for about 30 mins, I couldn’t wait so I made a bowl after about 10 mins.


Now chili toppings is where you can spend some more money or use what you already have like we did. Possible toppings are crackers, corn chips, cheese, onion (I put 1/2 an onion in the chili and reserved half for topping), mustard, ketchup or sour cream.


Here is how I made my chili…  Corn chips, chili, mustard, onions, sour cream, cheese, mix it ALL together! Remember I’m pregnant =)

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Chili is a great, cheap, go to meal anytime… especially in the fall when it’s cold outside! This pot of chili we made will feed at least a family of 4! We have enough left overs to make another meal.

Good Eats!


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