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    Poverty Meal

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    25 mins

    10 mins

    15 mins

    Malriah's Note:

    When I was a child, my family used to eat this at least once a week due to the fact that it is inexpensive and a little goes a long way. We also added fresh herbs or sometimes whole kernel corn. Its even better the next day and it freezes well.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Saute onions and garlic in olive oil until translucent.
    2. 2
      Brown ground beef and drain.
    3. 3
      Add ground beef, tomatoes, water, raw macaroni, salt and pepper to the onion and garlic mixture.
    4. 4
      Cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until macaroni is tender.
    5. 5
      If desired, top with Parmesan cheese.
    6. 6
      Serve with crusty bread and a salad.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 12, 2002

      55

      Whether you are in no money times, or not, this is a SUPER MEAL TO HAVE! My hubby was so excited to try it, and I have to admit while cooking I ate a little here and there! LOL I did use ground turkey and put in an extra clove of garlic and 1 tsp basil. It was so good. I thank you for this wonderful meal that will come in good use at our home!

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    • on February 04, 2003

      55

      hi Kari, This recipe reminds me of some of the wonderful concoctions we put together as kids,there were 10 of us kids so we lived very frugal,the only change I made was to add a can of kidney beans,it was delicious!!! Thanks for reminding me of my childhood. Darlene Summers

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    • on May 15, 2011

      45

      Yummy and filling. I used Morningstar Meal Starter Crumbles to make it vegetarian and topped it with shredded mozzarella .

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    Nutritional Facts for Poverty Meal

    Serving Size: 1 (576 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 578.6
     
    Calories from Fat 196
    33%
    Total Fat 21.8 g
    33%
    Saturated Fat 7.3 g
    36%
    Cholesterol 77.1 mg
    25%
    Sodium 624.7 mg
    26%
    Total Carbohydrate 64.2 g
    21%
    Dietary Fiber 5.0 g
    20%
    Sugars 11.8 g
    47%
    Protein 31.7 g
    63%

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