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The Good Life For Less: Recipes To Feed A Group Under $10

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Super Bowl parties are on top of mind for sports fans this weekend — but what will you serve to your guests? If you make your dollar stretch when serving a group it will allow you to splurge in other areas.

Certain foods are king when it comes to cheap cuisine: pasta, rice, tuna, eggs, potatoes, beans, lentils, and whole chicken. Learn to cook with those ingredients and you’ll be set with inexpensive tasty meals for life. Need some ideas for this Sunday (and beyond)? Click below for some recipes and some deals this week from Rainbow Foods and Cub Foods that will help you make them.

30-Minute Chili

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This chili is easy to make and will feed a group in no time. With four simple ingredients (ground beef, 1 can of diced tomatoes, 1 can of kidney beans and a package of chili season) you will be serving your guests a hearty dish! You can always substitute in shredded chicken for the beef to give your gang a different flavor. Add a dollop of sour cream (see deal below) and you’re all set!

Goulash

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If you are looking to satisfy everyone’s taste buds with a tasty pasta dish, try this one. You can feed the group for around $7! That means you’ll have enough money left over for some tasty bread too.

Five-Veggie Stir Fry

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This is a healthier alternative for the meat-heavy holiday (ie. Super Bowl Sunday)! Double the recipe to feed a group of eight and you can even use some of the frozen vegetables (shown below) as substitutes to save some money. Can’t stand a meal without meat? Try adding in cubed chicken breasts or salad-sized shrimp to the recipe.

Grocery Deals This Week That Will Help You Stretch Your Game Day Budget

Rainbow
Roundy’s Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts – 3 lb. bag, frozen ($5.88)
Roundy’s Fresh Idaho Russet Potatoes – 10 lb. bag ($2.49)
Fancy Navel Oranges – 4 lb. bag ($3.29)

Cub Foods
Butter Kernel Vegetables, S&W Beans, Cub Tomatoes – canned (2 for $1)
Arctic Shores Salad Shrimp – 1 lb. bag, frozen ($4.99)
Kemps Sour Cream – 16 oz ($0.98)
Eat Smart Cut Vegetables – 10-12 oz. bag, frozen (2 for $4)

-Alison Lorge is a web producer and consumer blogger at WCCO. Text WCCODEALS to 84816 for deals of the week

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