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    Eating on the Cheap: Cheesy Sausage n' Potatoes

    Pinching Pennies doesn't mean you can't eat like a king! One of my favorite classics is quite possibly the cheapest dinner around. Other 'Cheap' recipes to follow!

    Slow Cooked Cheesy Sausage n' Potatoes
    You'll need:

    A crock pot
    6 Large Potatoes
    1 14oz. Can of Cheddar Cheese Soup
    1 Large Klebasa (sp?) style sausage
    14 oz. Milk
    Cheddar Cheese

    Slice all of your potatoes and place into crock pot. Toss lightly to separate the individual slices. Add 1 can of Cheddar Cheese soup, and 1 can (14oz) of Milk. Add water until potatoes are just covered.

    Slice sausage into circular slices and fry to a dark crisp. Add sausages to crock-pot, stir. When hot (1-2 hours) add 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, turn over into mixture till well incorporated.

    Mixture should cook on high 4 hours, or on low 6 hours. Stir this more frequently towards the end, and remove the cover to allow the water to evaporate; causing the mixture to thicken. (The cheese will sometimes burn to the sides of the crock, this is normal.) stew uncovered for 30-45 minutes, to desired thickness.

    Serve hot with buttered bread. This will easily serve 6-8 people at less than $1 per person.

    Enjoy!
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    Eating on the Cheap: Green Chile Stew

    This is definitely a 'Must' for the Thrifty Chef! Green Chile can be hard to come by, especially the type used in this recipe, but if you can find a good source, it's well worth the investment. One good place is direct from New Mexico; http://www.buenofoods.com/ I should note that having to order this direct from the source might invalidate the 'Thrift' of this recipe... There may be good local alternatives if Chile from 'The Homeland' isn't readily available.

    Green Chile Stew

    You'll Need:

    1-2lbs. Ground Turkey Breast
    1 large bag Frozen Chunk Hash Browns
    1 cup chopped onion
    2tbsp. Flour
    1 can (14oz.) Green Chile (I've found that bueno green chili is the best)
    Chicken Boullion
    Flour Tortillas

    Brown the turkey and dump into a kettle. Stir in 2tbsp. Flour.

    Fry about 1/3 of the Hash Browns, (I'd guess this is about 5-6 cups...) in lots of oil; add chopped onion and lots salt and pepper. Dump this into kettle with the browned turkey.

    Pour in Green Chile, and add 2-4 cups of hot water, and 2tbsp (2 cubes) of Chicken Boullion. Bring to boil then simmer for 30-45 minutes.

    Serve hot with Warmed Flour Tortillas.

    Variations - Place all ingredients into a Crock Pot, and stew on low for 6 hours. Optional Seasonings: Add 1tsp Ground Cumin, 1tsp Chile Powder, and 1 tsp of Ceyenne Pepper for a southwestern *Kick*.

    Enjoy!
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    Re: Eating on the Cheap: Cheesy Sausage n' Potatoes

    Reduced fat version:

    Prepare as above, refrigerate overnight, hack off the solid layer of fat on the top. Reheat and worry that you didn't get all of it out. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    Oh, and omit butter from bread.

    (Okay, I was once on an ultra low-fat diet, so I can empathize with the compulsion to skim everything. Don't worry, it will pass eventually.)

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