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Aldi’s Money Saving Meal~ Chili

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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


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