You do have to be careful when comparing prices because sometimes the dollar store prices are more per ounce than the grocery store, but if you only have a few bucks to spend on a meal the dollar store is a great place to go!
What follows is a recipe I made this weekend, everything was from the Dollar Tree, and it was devoured by the entire family.
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Black Bean Wraps
serves 6 ($.77 per serving)
1 package sausage* ($1)
1 package black beans & rice mix ($1)
1 package flour tortillas ($1)
1 can diced tomatoes ($.59)
1/2 cup sour cream ($1)
In a soup pot brown the sausage according to directions (remove from casing first, if applicable). Remove the sausage to cool. Cook the beans & rice according to package directions in the same pot.
Crumble the sausage into small pieces. Drain the tomatoes well. Add sausage, tomatoes, and sour cream to the cooked beans & rice.
Heat the flour tortillas in the microwave as directed on package. Spoon 1/2 cup or so of beans & rice into the center of each tortilla and wrap up burrito-style (check out the video below!)
Your wrap will be delicious but to bulk it up you can add some lettuce and shredded cheese. I like to top mine with a ton of hot sauce. A traditional Cuban black beans & rice skips the sour cream and is topped with drizzles of olive oil and red wine vinegar.
*The day I was at Dollar Tree there were several sausage options. Chorizo is my favorite but it’s not carried everywhere. Breatfast links, ground sausage, Italian links, or even a kielbasa-style sausage will work fine in this recipe. Bacon or ground beef would work too, if you want :)