Dinner Ideas for 2

10 Simple and Affordable Dinners for All

10 Easy and Cheap Meals ANYONE Can Make

Cooking doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. Here are 10 easy and cheap meals that anyone can make. All of these recipes are budget-friendly and require minimal ingredients and effort.


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1 package of tortillas
  • 1 package of macaroni noodles
  • 1 can of cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese
  • 1 can of tuna
  • 1 can of corn
  • 1 can of peas
  • 1 can of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of cooked rice
  • 1 can of tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper


  1. In a large skillet, cook the ground beef over medium heat until it is no longer pink. Drain off any excess fat.
  2. Add the onion, bell pepper, and taco seasoning to the skillet and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  3. Add the black beans, diced tomatoes, and 1/2 cup of water to the skillet and stir to combine. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Warm the tortillas in the microwave for 30 seconds. Divide the beef mixture among the tortillas and roll them up.
  5. In a large pot, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add the macaroni noodles and cook for 8 minutes, or until al dente.
  6. Drain the noodles and return them to the pot. Add the cream of mushroom soup, 1/2 cup of water, and 1/2 cup of shredded cheese. Stir to combine.
  7. In a medium saucepan, combine the tuna, corn, peas, and chicken broth. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  8. In a medium saucepan, combine the cooked rice, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, oregano, cumin, chili powder, sugar, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  9. Serve the beef tacos with a side of macaroni and cheese. Serve the tuna and rice with a side of vegetables.

Nutritional Information

  • Beef Tacos: Calories: 463, Fat: 18g, Carbs: 43g, Protein: 28g
  • Macaroni and Cheese: Calories: 463, Fat: 18g, Carbs: 43g, Protein: 28g
  • Tuna and Rice: Calories: 463, Fat: 18g, Carbs: 43g, Protein: 28g

Additional Tips and Variations

  • For the beef tacos, you can substitute ground turkey or chicken for the ground beef.
  • For the macaroni and cheese, you can add additional vegetables such as broccoli or spinach.
  • For the tuna and rice, you can substitute canned salmon for the tuna.

These 10 easy and cheap meals are perfect for anyone who is looking for a budget-friendly meal that doesn’t require a lot of time or effort. With minimal ingredients and simple instructions, anyone can make these delicious meals.