This checks all the boxes. Cheap, Easy, Satisfying & Delicious.
The right portion of protein plus plenty of vegetables.
Use Turkey, Chicken, Pork with chicken stock or Beef & Lamb with beef stock. Ham is also awesome with ham broth. A hearty Winter meal & a great way to use leftovers.
Use ground meat for a quick meal but I think that it's best with chunks of meat & my favorite is left over roast turkey or chicken with a stock made from the carcass of the bird. For this recipe I will use ground turkey but apply the same method & your ingredients to what ever you like.
Hey, and there is no shame in using quality frozen vegetables if you are in a hurry but PLEASE use REAL mashed potato's, even if you just finished a 12 hour day, that just means you deserve real home made mashed potato's even more. Try the red potato's & leave the skin on, it has vitamins, fiber & adds some cool color & texture as well as being easier.