Hi Dr. Lasich!
Ever since I saw your post declaring a $3 healthy meal challenge (per person) I have been wanting to contribute a recipe.
I cannot take credit for the following recipe. My husband invented it when we were having some rough financial times. It is very good in my opinion and can be adapted to however one likes it....spicy or mild.
He has named this dish Island Chili.
* 2-15 ounce cans of diced tomatoes
* 15 ounce can of chunked pineapple
* 15 ounce ca of kidney beans
* Rice of your choice
* Spices of your choice such as red pepper or chili powder
Strain kidney beans and simmer with the diced tomatoes for about 20 minutes. Add pineapple juice and pineapples and simmer for extra ten minutes.
Then add over rice!
And you are done.
It is frugal, tasty and fairly healthy too.
What do you think Dr. Lasich?