Growing up in our home was like survival of the fittest. Many times if you wanted to eat you had to become creative at throwing things together. My siblings and I got pretty good at creating something out of nothing. Budget Meals are really easy meals you can make with very few ingredients that are commonly found in your refrigerator, pantry and freezer. Basically it is back to college but with a little gourmet flare.
This recipe comes from my brother Todd who had a budget meal moment inspired by the Easy Crock Pot Chicken recipe. He had some Italian sausage sitting around, so instead of letting it go bad, he threw it in a crock pot.
1 small can tomato paste, plus 2 cans of water
1 tablespoon of dried onion
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
Cook on low 3.5-4hrs.
Substitute meatballs or chicken for the Italian sausage.