Top Article: Bare Bones Pantry Plan Poverty Meal

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 420


1 large onion, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound ground beef browned and drained
2 (16-ounce) cans stewed tomatoes
1 (16-ounce) can water
1 can drained green beans
1 can drained corn
8 ounces macaroni, uncooked
2 tablespoons ketchup
salt, to taste
Parmesan cheese (optional)
additional beef broth as needed (optional-if making stoup)


1. Sauté onions in olive oil until translucent in large skillet.

2. Brown ground beef and drain.

3. Add ground beef, tomatoes, water, raw macaroni, ketchup, green beans, corn and salt and pepper to the onion. If making stoup add extra broth to make a stoup at this point, add as much as desired.

4. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until macaroni is tender.

If desired, top with Parmesan cheese.


The corn and green beans can be alternated in this recipe. One year I was gifted with a giant zucchini, and I used it in this recipe, threw in some hot sauce and it made an amazing meal.

What are your favorite ways to stretch a buck in your kitchen?

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 420
Calories from Fat: 64

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