Aldi’s Money Saving Meal~ Chili

It’s time for another Aldi’s Money Saving Meal, in fact, it’s past time. Sorry, trying to play catch up after being sick for 2 weeks.

Chili is a quick and easy meal. It can be thrown into the crockpot in the morning and ready for dinner. It’s also a frugal meal, a little goes a long way.

I’ve used this recipe for many, many years, getting it from an old friend, who lives in Nashville, Tennessee now, Dawn.

My recipe is a very large batch, part could be frozen, or like I did this time, I seperated into small containers for my husband’s lunch for the week. You could very easily cut the recipe in half.



  • 2 lbs. Hamburger, cooked and drained   $3.52
  • 2 cans Tomato Soup  $.98
  • 2 cans Water          $ -0-
  • 1 large Onion      $.08
  • 1 T. Minced Garlic      $.02
  • 2 cans Chili Beans    $1.38
  • 2 cans Pinto Beans   $1.38
  • 2 cans Chili Style Tomato Sauce  $1.38
  • 3 T. Worchestire Sauce            $.05
  • 2 T. Garlic Salt          $.02
  • 5 T. Chili Powder (I usually use a little less)  $.05
  • 1 t. Cumin  $.02
  • Dash of pepper

Total for Chili  $8.88  (enough for 2 meals, plus lunches)


Cook hamburger and onion, drain. Place all ingredients in crockpot and simmer on low for 8-10 hrs. or high for 4-5 hrs.

Sometimes we add sour cream and cheese to the top. And most of the time I serve it with cornbread.Often I make the cornbread from scratch, but the cornbread mix from Aldi’s tastes good and is quite frugal.


Cornbread Mix      $.49

1 Egg                          $.06

Milk                            $.05

Total for cornbread    $.60

Total for meal              $9.48 

Dividing the recipe in half would make it $4.74 for one meal

For more great recipes, please visit:

~Frugal Friday hosted by Life As Mom

~Crockpot Wenesday hosted by Dining with Debbie

~Tempt My Tummy Tuesday hosted by Blessed with Grace

~Tasty Tuesday hosted by Beauty and Bedlam

~$5 Dinner Challenge hosted by $5 Dinners

~Slightly Indulgent Mondays hosted by Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free

~Homemaker Mondays hosted by 11th Heaven’s Homemaking Haven

~Mouthwatering Monday hosted by A Southern Fairytale


  1. amy2boys says:

    This looks good — and it’s chili season for sure! I made a double batch of mine this weekend too, and put it in batches in the freezer. I like the Jiffy cornbread mix. It’s sweet and moist (and cheap!).

  2. Linda says:

    Looks good, and I love shopping at Aldis. I was disappointed that their hamburger prices recently went up, at least where I shop.
    .-= Linda´s last blog ..Multi-Grain Apple Muffins =-.

  3. What an awesome and economical meal!!

  4. Vickie says:

    Sounds delicious-I like your idea of seperating it to put in freezer for lunches.
    .-= Vickie´s last blog ..Pumpkin Cake Roll =-.

  5. A GREAT!!! recipe for chili season.
    .-= Geri@heartnsoulcooking´s last blog .." BUTTER PECAN ICE BOX COOKIES " =-.

  6. Amy says:

    Chili is one of my favorite things about fall. I have to have a grilled cheese on the side to dip though. :) It is all about dipping with me :)

    Thanks for sharing, Liz!

  7. I love chili – I hear so many great things about Aldi’s but we don’t have one. Your recipe make a lot of chili. Those are my favorites – leftovers!

    Thanks for linking to Slightly Indulgent Mondays!

  8. Alison says:

    Great recipe! I’m always looking to try new chili recipes! I’ve recently started buying my ground beef from Aldi. Last time I went, they were sold out :(
    .-= Alison´s last blog ..Menu Plan Monday: Week of November 2nd =-.

  9. Sherry says:

    I love Aldi!! :D That chili looks delish!

  10. Sounds like good chili! We don’t have Aldi’s around this part of Texas. Sounds like you can get some good deals there. Thanks for the recipe and linking to TMTT.
    .-= Lisa@BlessedwithGrace´s last blog ..Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.. Ultimate "C.C.C."! =-.

  11. Brenda says:

    I love chili, love the way its frugal too!
    .-= Brenda´s last blog ..Refried Bean Dip/TMTT =-.

  12. MelanieL says:

    I tried your chili recipe yesterday…it was fabulous! My usband really loved it. I think the tomato soup is a great addition. Thanks!


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